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Billawar Association Mumbai Inauguration Koti-Chennaya Sports Meet 2024

Published On : 21 Jan 2024

Health can preserve life: Kairabettu Vishwanath Bhat

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Mumbai, Jan 21: The greatest achievement of life is to come together in harmonious competition with society. If a person's health is damaged, life itself is damaged. Life can be maintained only if it is healthy. Therefore health and longevity are the greatest wealth. Sri Ram also wore a bow and arrow with him, if the bow was healthy, the arrow was life. Without body, no dharma karma is possible. Likewise, sport is a supplement to health. Harikatha Vidwan Kairabettu Vishwanath Bhat, founder of Shri Krishna Vithala Pratisthan Mumbai, called that sports is a power that gives prosperity to mind and body.


Vidwan Kairabettu graced the opening ceremony of the annual 'Koti-Chennaya Aports Meet 2024’ organized by the youth wing of Billawar Association Mumbai at Mumbai University Stadium, Marine Lane West here on Sunday.

Billawa Samaj Seva Sangh Pune President Vishwanath Poojary Kadtala, Bunts Sangh Mumbai Hon. Gen. Secretary, Karnataka Janapada Parishad Maharashtra Unit President Dr.R.K Shetty, Member, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India Yogesh D. Amin, Vishwa Devadiga Maha Mandal President Dharmapal U. Devadiga, Shivaji Chhatrapati awardee veteran sportsperson Jaya A. Shetty, Karnataka Sangha Chembur its immediate past president Adv.H.K Sudhakar Poojary, former directors of Bharat Bank L.V Amin (Ex President of Billawa Association) N.T Poojary (Chairman:Billawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry), M.B Sanil, Jyoti K. Suvarna, Purushottama S. Kotyan, Suresh R. Anchan, Premnath P. Kotyan, businessmen Damodar Amin, Devendra V. Bangera, Tulsidas Amin, Anil Salyan, Mahabala Poojary, Ritesh D. Poojary graced the stage.

In the opening ceremony presided over by Harish G. Amin, President of Billavara Association, the guest of honor performed aarti to Gurus Koti-Chennaya, Kantabare-Budabare, Brahmashree Narayana and symbolically started the sports festival. The association's head office and various local committees' working chairman’s, office bearers, members, service corps participated in the exciting procession organized on the occasion of the sports event. The dignitaries received the Mach fast and saluted them.

Dr.R.K Shetty used to fly a bunch of colorful balloons carrying the nameplate of the sports festival to celebrate the annual sports festival. President Harish Amin announced the flag-raising sports festival. Vishwanath Pujary received the sports torch brought by The champion team of the last sports festival Miss Prathi Poojary, Miss Trupti Poojary Pratiksha Pujari's team and lit the sports torch. Pratiksha Pujary preached sports oath.

The Association's Vice Presidents Shankar D. Poojary, Jayanthi V. Ullal, Dharmapala G. Anchan, K.Suresh Kumar, Hon.Treasurer Rajesh J. Bangera, Joint Secretary Keshav K. Kotian, Joint Treasurers Shivaram S. Poojary, Mohan D. Poojary, Harishchandra G. Kunder, Sarath G. Poojary, Ladies Wing Chairperson Shakuntala K. Kotian, Seva Dal Dalpati Ganesh K. Poojary, Assistant Editor of Akshaya Monthly Harish G. Pujari Kokkarne, Chairman, committees Members of local committees of the association including office bearers of various committees were present and participated in the various competitions organized.

Association's Youth Wing Chaiman Nilesh Poojary Palimaru welcomed the gatherings. Honorary General Secretary Harish G. Salian introduced the guests and narrated the program of the meeting. Ravi S. Sanil, Vishwanath R.Tonse, Rikita Salyan, Chinmaya M.Salyan, Harini Nilesh Poojary managed the sports event. Youth Wing Secretary Naveen L.Bangera gave the vote of thanks.


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