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Tulu Parba 2016 celebrated with grandeur

Tulu Parba 2016 celebrated with grandeur

Kuwait witnessed grand extravaganza of drama, traditions, dances, folks, dance skits, Yakshagana and much more during the Tulu Parba 2016. Continuing the tradition of the last 16 years, Tulu Koota Kuwait (TKK), led by president Harish Bhandary, organized 'Tulu Parba 2016' on Friday October 28 at American International School, Maidan Hawally, Kuwait.

The audiences were welcomed by comperes of the evening Shashiraj Rao Kavoor and Ashwitha Surendra Poojary as they highlighted the activities of Tulu Koota Kuwait. It was followed by traditional lighting of the lamp by guest of honour Lawrence Pinto, Muralidharan Nayar and Suresh Attavar along with President Harish Bhandary, Advisory committee and managing committee members. A souvenir commemorating the event was released in a unique manner.

The audience was welcomed by the Vice President Wilson D'Souza after which a welcome dance (Ganesha Stuti) was presented by the Prathibha School of dance. The audience were later entertained with a variety of performances such as Folk Dance Janapada Vaividhya (Concept & Direction- Satish Acharya, Choreography- Dhanraj Talapady & Durga Prasad) by Tulukoota members and a variety of dances by Prathibha school of dance (Choregrapher – Rajashree Prem) such as Kalkki- Contemporary, Semi classical -Dashavatara, Semiclassical- Cinematic and Bho shambo fusion. Dancers and Choreographer of Prathibha school of dance, Rajashree Prem was highly appreciated by audience for variety of dances, coordination of dancers, costumes and perfection.

The highlight of the day was the super hit 'Parbada Minadina' which displayed the important festivals of Tulunadu including Bisu, Chauthi, Ashtami, Aati Amavasya, Eid, Christmas and Diwali) in a dance drama. It was directed & choreographed by Vidwan Sri Suresh Attavar and his daughter Mayuri Attavar of the Chakrapani Nritya Kala Kendra, with around 100 TKK members & kids participated as dancers and actors and kept the audience enthralled for almost an hour.

After the cultural spectacle, people anxiously waited for the comedy Tulu drama 'Adimel' by most popular comedy actor Navin D Padil, famed entertainer Bhojraj Vamanjoor, recognized and versatile actor Aravind Bolar, the eminent writer director Shashiraj Rao Kavoor and musician Guru Bayar. They had a social message delivered, wrapped in the most comical dialogues and extraordinary acting by the legendary actors of Tulu film industry.

All the sponsors were felicitated with memento for their contribution to the event. TKK committee members Shalini Vijay, Ronald D'souza Mulky, Sushma Bangera, Gokuldas Bhat, Visiting artists Bhojraj Vamanjoor, Suresh Attavar, Guruprasad Bayar, Shashiraj Rao Kavoor, Aravind Bolar and Navin D Padil were felicitated with flowers, shawls, fruits and mementoes by Lawrence Pinto, Fr. Alban D'Souza, president Harish Bhandary, advisory committee and managing committee members. They also expressed their gratitude towards TKK for honoring them. After the presidential speech by President Harish Bhandary, Lawrence Pinto, Fr. Alban D'Souza spoke few appreciating words for TKK activities and program.

Scholarship and certificates of appreciation for academic excellence were given to meritorious 10th and 12th standard students who are children of TKK members. Mayuri Attavar and Roomel D'Souza (for being selected for in the Under 14 Maharashtra Hockey Team) were felicitated with memento.

After the vote of thanks by Cultural Secretary Satish Acharya, curtain was raised for the long-awaited Tulu comedy drama ‘Adimel’. The 50 minute's drama scripted by Shashiraj Kavoor, directed by Naveen D Padil succeeded in meeting the audience expectation with its rib-tickling comedy and emotions. The storyline was on how social media is effecting today's generation and divide the families. The talented visiting and TKK artistes Naveen D Padil, Bhojraj Vamanjoor, Aravind Bolar, Shashiraj Kavoor, Satish Acharya, Praveen Kodakkal, Chandrahas Shetty and Lionel Rayan Ajekar enacted the drama and entertained the audience with their power-packed performances. Music was provided by Guruprasad Bayar. Stage setting was done by Pradeep K Adyar, Johnson D’Almeida and Praveen Kodakkal.

The program was well coordinated by Satish Acharya, while sound and lightings were provided by Waves Events & Rentals Kuwait, makeup done by Ajith Bipore & Team, Pradeep K Adyar, slides by Ramesh Bhandary & Team, LED display by Rohith Raghuram and souvenir artwork designed by Manoj Kumar.

Tulu Parba was concluded with the singing of the National Anthem in a hall filled with audience.