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“Atil” a Tulunad food festival celebrated by Mogaveers Bahrain

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“Atil” a Tulunad food festival celebrated by Mogaveers Bahrain
Gudaibiya, Bahrain: Mogaveers Bahrain which has been celebrating its decennial celebration grandly by conducting prescheduled ten special events throughout the year, recently conducted its 8th programme ‘ATIL’, a famous Tulunadu food festival at the premises of Indian Club located in Gudaibiya.

This great food festival of Tulunadu which is being conducted right from the formation of the Association with the event-title ‘ATIL’ is one of the most primary programmes of Mogaveers Bahrain. It is also one of the most meaningful programme that is being celebrated among Tulu-Kannada  community people of Bahrain with their greater appreciation. Like in previous food festivals, varieties of mouthwatering traditional home recipes of homeland were exhibited and tasted. Moreover, country style fun-games that suit the festival were also organized.
This time also, besides more than hundreds of tasty vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, traditional yummy dishes and snacks and variety of sweet snacks and foods of homeland played big role in this mega food fair. Lip-smacking seafood delicacies of coastal region were the primary attraction. Huge variety of these foods satisfied the desire of the people who attended the food festival in expectation of having flavorsome mother-made recipes. Many people participated and enjoyed the various amusing games.

In the beginning of the programme, the President of the Association Leeladhar Baikampady welcomed the gathering and delivered introductory speech. The Vice President Sharmila Bhaskar Kanchan greeted the invitees and extended her best wishes for the success of the food festival. Vittal Suvarna, the senior member inaugurated this food festival by breaking coconut as a traditional ritual. Later, as per Tulunadu culture, under the leadership of Sunanda Seetharam Puthran, the female members of the Association inaugurated the food exhibition and enjoyment of delicious food varieties by serving various dishes on banana leaf tip and offered them to mother nature symbolically.

Thereafter, the huge number of audience who gathered there were invited to view the food items and to enjoy them. The people who gathered there were very much satisfied with the arrangement of providing variety of tasty foods and the organization of long-forgotten fun-games. Many people expressed their appreciations among the gathered audience, without fail. Some variety of fresh vegetables and raw fishes were also exhibited during this food festival. At the end, auction of all those things in traditional style were also held. Neighboring Saudi Arabia people were also invited for this grand food festival and participated in this celebration happily which was conducted successfully.

On behalf of the Association, gratitude was offered and gifts were presented to all the members and others who prepared variety of foods at their homes and the people who extended their best support for successfully organizing this great food festival. Association’s General Secretary Rajesh Mendon and the Entertainment Secretary Suresh Amin worked hard to organize this festival successfully. Chandra Mendon, Puneeth Puthran and Padmanabh Kanchan also extended special co-operation for organizing this festival. Pradeep Mulki, Nagesh Naik, Manohar Hejmady, Theertha Suvarna and Suresh Salian have overseen the event with all responsibilities.

The President of Indian Club Anand Lobo and Naveen Mendon of Intercol were the main sponsors of this great food festival ‘ATIL’. At the end of the event, the President of the Association Leeladhar Baikampady offered his gratitude to all the people and the sponsors who extended their full co-operation in various ways. Prasad compeered the programme.

 Report: Shodhan Prasad



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