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Rasamanjari 2012 successfully mesmerizes the audience

Rasamanjari 2012, presented by Tulu Koota Kuwait, successfully enthralls the audience as mesmerizing performances, live enthusiastic music, and extravagant stage settings marked the evening of 25th May 2012 at the American International School. Tulunadu crowds turned out in large numbers to witness this melodious event.

The Audience were warmly welcomed by an elegant classical dance presentation by “Rhythm Scapes”. The event was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by Chief Guest Mr. Lawrence Pinto, a senior citizen and well-known personality in Kuwait, the Management Committee and the Advisory Committee members of Tulu Koota Kuwait.

The President of Tulu Koota Kuwait, Mr. Ramesh Kidiyoor welcomed the audience as he sincerely thanked the sponsors, supporters and well wishers of Tulu Koota Kuwait. He updated the audience with the activities conducted by the association, one of them being the commencement of “Tulu Siri” the first ever Tulu speaking classes in Kuwait, for which he urged whole hearted support of the parents. He spoke about the Tulu Calendar release in the beginning of the year and emphasised the charitable work done by the Association.

Guest artists, Tulu Nadu Gaana Gandharva and Karnataka Rajyotsva Award Winner Ravindra Prabhu along with Nightingale of Tulu Nadu Reshma Majunath took the audience to dizzying heights with their energetic performances. The crowd went berserk when Ravindra Prabhu went into the auditorium and danced with them on the beats of “OO LA LA”. The crowds also witnessed outstanding performances and foot tapping numbers from our very own local talented singers, Jr. Mohamed Rafi, Gladys Lorena, Prakash Shetty, Suresh Salian, Lavina Praphulla, Santosh Kunder, Warren D’Souza and Poornima. Tulu version of “Kolaveri Di” was also an instant hit. It was a feast to watch the celebrity artists performing on stage with their melodious Tulu, Kannada, Hindi, Beary & Konkani songs.

Lively performances by Dance groups namely Dhoom Dance Group, Kuwait Indian School Fusion Dance Group, United Mangaloreans Kuwait, Kala Dance Group, Jovas XLNC and Ballerine’s were an absolute treat to watch.

United Managloreans Kuwait and the Artists of Tulu Koota Kuwait kept the audience in splits with their humorous jokes.

Music maestro Adrian Gomes provided scintillating music, while Anand – Illuminations provided Sound and Lighting and Alban D’Souza did the photography and Lighting

Ronald D’Souza, in his capacity as a Cultural Secretary of Tulu Koota Kuwait, deserved all the credit as the main Program Coordinator. He successfully executed synchronization of the complete program with perfection along with the help of the Committee members. The Comperes for the evening, Ravindra Prabhu, Deepak Andrade, Shalini Alva, Mohammed Farooq, Shobha Bhandary, Jayalaxmi Karkal very charmingly managed to capture the attention of the audience. Shobha Bhandary & Doris Lobo did the back stage announcements.

The Main Sponsors of the event were Connect Builders & Developers. Gold Sponsors were Pro-Sports, Al Mulla Exchange, UAE Exchange & Oriental Restaurants, while the Silver sponsors were Gulf Ready Mix Concrete Co., Sanbouk International Center, United Electrical Network, Ibrahim Pinto for Haj & Umra Services, KDD, Raith Engineering & Manufacturing Co, Al Rathath Establishment and Spinn Confectionery.

The Sponsors, Guest Artists and Choreographers were presented with mementos, in the presence of Fr. Noel D’Almeida, to thank them for their contributions and support.

The Hall Management was very effectively supervised by Mr. Vijay Kairangal and his team, while the back Stage management was handled by Mr. Harish Bhandary and his team. The Reception was beautifully designed and presented by Mrs. Shalini Vijay and her team. Multimedia & Slide display meticulously done by Mr.Ramesh S . Bhandary & Team.

The program was concluded with a Vote of thanks by the General Secretary, Mr. Sathya Narayan, an enthusiastic Baila and the National Anthem.

Tulu Koota Kuwait wishes to thank all its well-wishers, sponsors, audience, artists and American International School, Hawally Governorate for their generous support in making the event a grand success.