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“Atil” a Tulunad food festival celebrated by Mogaveers Bahrain

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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




Akhanda Bhajana Mangalotsav: by Mogaveer's Bahrain

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Bahrain: On 10th anniversary of Mogaveers Bahrain association, organized Akhanda Bhajana Mangalotsav at private temple of Surendra Shetty.

The Bhajanotsav was inaugurated by association president Leeladhar Baikampady.

The Bhajanotsav, a competition-cum-cultural programme had 10 Bhajan groups representing various associations and states. The groups participated in the divine event.

In the programme Tamil Nadu Sundar Bhajan group won first place and Kerala Art of Living Bhajan group won the second prize. Bunts Bahrain Bhajan group and Shri Vishwakarma Seva Balaga Bhajan group from coastal Karnataka won the third prize. Bahrain Narayaneeya Ashramam Bhajan group from Kerala won the special prize for their disciplined programme.

Sundar Ganesh from Sundar Bhajan group won prestigious individual prize 'Bhuvaji Of Bharain'. Poornima Jagadish from Bahrain billawas, Sharvani Manjunath and Harini Sunil from Shri Vishwakarma Seva Balaga, Pushkar Sharma from Rajasthani Bhajans, Prathima Shetty from Bunts Bahrain, Sheeja Ajith from Art of Living, Ajan S Arun and Shreya Parvathy from Iskan Bahrain, Joy K V from Matha Amrithanandamayi Seva Smithi, Pradeep K from Bahrain Narayaneeya Ashramam won individual prizes.

Association president Leeladhar Baikampady and other dignitaries distributed prizes to the winners. Surendra Shetty couple was felicitated for their whole hearted support towards the programme.

The rituals were performed by Ganesh Prasad Bhat and Anil Shetty. Pradeep Karkala, Binu Madhavan and Lavan Kumar were the judges. Association entertainment secretary Suresh Amin and treasurer Chandra Mendon compered the programme.

Mogaveers Bahrain felicitates achievers in SSLC examination

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Udupi: Mogaveers Bahrain association along with Mogaveer Yuva Sanghatane, Malpe division organised its educational achievement awards programme for the community students who have scored highest marks in the SSLC exam conducted by the higher school education department of the state government last year.

President of district fish merchant’s federation Yashpal Suvarna presided over the programme which was held in Elooru Mogaveera Bhavana in Malpe here. After distributing the awards Yashpal congratulated the students and wished them a bright future. Naveen Karkera General secretary of Mogaveers Bahrain, Sadananda Balkur Udupi district President of Mogaveer Yuva Sanghatane and Ganesh Salian President of Mogaveer Yuva Sanghatane Malpe division were present on the stage.

The award consisted of a monument, certificate, shawl and good amount of cash. Prajna Hemanath Puthran, Hejamady Kodi won the first prize for outstanding performance in education while Nitish Kumar Shankar, Kirimanjeshwar bagged second and Puneeth Karunakar Karkera, Mattu Katapady received third prize.

The consolation awards given by the association to the students who scored above 90% marks was won by Tekkatte Bhagavathy Narayana, Airody Varsha Shankar, Kadekar Bhagyashri Shankar, Koteshwar Nupur Anand and Hebri Varshita Rathnakar.

Separate scholarship and special achievement award was given to financially deprived student Kavrady Vinaya Rama Mogaveera.

Chandrakanth Kundar Kalmady welcomed the gathering and compeered the programme. Chandresh Pitrody read out the message by Leeladhar Baikampady, President of Mogaveers Bahrain.  Raveendra Shriyan Bengre proposed the vote of thanks.
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