SCENT (Sandhya Creations Event Network Team) in association with Fortune Karama Hotel (A Praveen Shetty Enterprise) jointly presented the 2nd ‘Aatidonji Dina 2023’ cultural food festival programme in Fortune Karama Hotel, Karama, Dubai on 20th of August, 2023 from 10am to 5 pm created a record number of participation by Multi-cultural, religious and multi-lingual Tuluvas of Karnataka State under one roof making it a total tulunada festive atmosphere even not bothering the record heat of that day.
It might be more than 2000 floating crowd pouring in to the well decorated venue and our tulunada people gathered much ahead of the opening and were waiting for the event to start.
It was an historic event to enjoy with eight hours of event just foot tapping, eating, competitions, prizes, medical freebies, free flowing fresh juices, water, toddy and dancing throughout. Aati Food festival was the main highlight of the event wherein variety of ethnic food were displayed nicely in the food booth provided to each community organisations and the organisers decorated it well to have a look of village atmosphere.
Organiser Shodhan Prasad from SCENT introduced VJ Deeksha Rai who did the Master of Ceremony for the cultural events throughout the day with her mastering talent entertaining the whole audience.
The main programme as scheduled started at 10 am with the traditional drums inviting and welcoming the Guests of Honour, the true representatives of the three main faiths of India; Hindu, Muslim & Christian showcasing communal harmony on one platform on the soil of UAE a country who have leaders who have proven record of religious tolerance in this part of the world. Guruji Hari representing the Hindu Faith, Dr. Devid Frank Fernandes representing the Christian Faith & Suhail Kudroli representing the Muslim Faith were celebrated with procession onto the stage and who lighted the auspicious lamp along with the SCENT Team and Pravin Shetty of Fortune Group. Also present were the Judges of the Food Competition Chef Rashmi D’Silva & Chef Ganesh Shetty who were invited to the Festival of Food to identify the 3 winners of the competiton. Shodhan Prasad did the honours of the event.
Aati Food Festival:
There were very many beautifully decorated food stalls from various Communities of Tulunadu in UAE viz., Bunts, Brahamans, Karnataka Sangha Dubai, Mangalore Konkans, Sahebans, Mogaveers, Amchi Friends, Vishwakarma, Jains, Marghadeepa, Kudla Ladies, Creative Smith Manjunath who had prepared really variety of ethnic foods which were feast to the eyes and mouth. These members had taken lot of challenges to bring in purely ethnic food hunting each and every corner of the world to present such mouthwatering dishes never available anywhere in this part of the world.
The Chief Guests along with the Judges inaugurated the Food Stalls and went around the stalls savoring and tasting bit by bit of all the wonderful preparations and the judges with very many difficulties chose 3 winners which was disclosed at the end of program.
The chosen best three were honoured with Memento, Certificate & Cash Prizes at the end of the programme in the hands of the Chief Guests while the Judges announced their names.
1) BRAHMANA SAMAJ – 1st
2) KARNATAKA SANGHA DUBAI – 2nd
3) CREATIVE SMITHA MANJUNATH GROUP – 3rd
Moreover, the organizers served Free ‘Ganji Oota, Methe Ganji, Variety of Chatnis & Pickles’ unlimited throughout the day. Toddy was an added beverage served in traditional style for this festive specially to raise the spirits which got over within few hours of serving.
‘Aati Kalanja’ Fancy Dress Competition was organized but the winner was the lone participant a sport enthusiast Ms. Laxmi Poojary who was felicitated with Prize and Certificate. She also participated in other dances and was actively participated in inaugural function
‘Aati Kalanja’ Photo Booth was erected for those people who want to have a photo picture taken on the spot during the celebration.
There were various cultural activities throughout the day viz., folk dances, Bharatanatyam, Filmy Dances, Singing and very many activities all in Tulu language. Tiger dance was the main attraction and all the audiences joined and enjoyed.
Pramod Kumar, Ashok Anchan, Dr.Santhosh Kemminje, Amisha Anand, Mayank Mahesh, Sannidhi Shetty, Sukanya, Ramachandra Bedradka, Ashok Bailur, Dinesh Doddanagudde, Suketha, Sandeep, Deeksha VJ, Srikanth, Shanon Ruth Vas were some of the singers who rendered their melodious voice and entertained the audience throughout.
Unnati Agarwal, Shreya, Alisha, Shreshta, Dhriti, Safa, Nakshatra, Namrutha, Rekha Bhat, Sindhu Gopal Rao, Akshatha Abhshek, Soumya Udaya Kumar, Harshita Bhat, Shreevatsa Hebbar, Sanath Rao, Vinutha Ganesh, Mayur Thukra, Diyaan Ganesh, Pooja K. Amin, Rianshi Harish, Shanoon Ruth Vas, Pavitha Suvarna, Sanjana Nithyanand Suvarna, Lakshya Nithyanand Suvarna, Sanvika Bangera, Prisha Poojary, Navya, Jyothi Nithya, Arun, Pavithra, Geetha, Thanushree, Kasturi, Laxmi, Santhosh, Ravi, Harish, Balakrishna, Sudarshan, Rakshith, Ramesh, Abhi, Mayur, Santosh Jagadish Salian, Megha Jagadish Salian and some others entertained the audience with their various forms of dances beautifully presented..
Tulu Film Industry Attractions:
‘Kudru’ Tulu Film presented an ‘Song Release’ on this day with MC Ronald Olivera who introduced the Film Crew Actors Harshit Shetty, Priya Hegde, Daina D’Souza & Producer/Director Bhasker Naik on the stage. Three famous songs were played and then he introduced all the main casts one by one interviewing them on their roles and opportunities. Each one of them shared their experience working on KUDRU and requested the audience to support and bless them. Bhasker Naik briefed on the film and some of the situations of shooting and said that he and his team have given the best of performance to present a beautiful film to the Tulu/Kannada audience. The film is scheduled to release in October 2023 across UAE by Sandhya Creations Overseas Movies.
‘Gauji Gammath’ Tulu Super Comedy Hit Film launching of the Tickets of their Premiere World Release was done during this program. 27th of August, 2023 is the Premiere Release in UAE and the tickets of the Premiere Shows got released during the occasion. Trailers and other promo videos were displayed during the event while Shodhan Prasad briefed on the release of the movie. This movie will be released in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain & Sharjah starting from 27th of August, 2023, 3rd Sept. & 10th Sept. throughout by Sandhya Creations Overseas Movies.
Free Medical Check-up and Aids:
Free Medical Check-up Counters from Aster Group of Company was going on throughout the day who provided Free Medical Check-up, Free Vitamin Samples and also provide Free Privilege Cards which will entitle for discounts at Aster Pharmacies where in case the medicines are not covered under their existing medical cards.
Homeopathy Medical Camp was displayed by House of Wellness Group who presented their expertise in this part of the world and also provided free discount offers for those who would like to take advantage of their offers.
Thumbay Group also had a Medical Unit helping the people on various medical facilities available and offers in place for our audience. Free discount vouchers were distributed to the winners and audiences.
‘Aatidonji Dina 2023’ Theme promo song was mentioned and the Singer Vaishali Kirodian was introduced to the audience and felicitated. This song was penned by KC Prashanth which was specially recorded for the event.
Virginia Green Garden supplied drinking water free Water for all the audiences arranged by Dubai Loku of Ridhu Food Stuff Trading Company, Hana Fresh Juices who distributed more than 1500 variety of juices to all the audiences, Lays Chips were also distributed free to all the audiences, Shetty Lunch Home distributed packed food to volunteers, Saheba Caterers Shekar Shetty also distributed free pack meal to the organizing team, Creative Caterer supplied the required very many arrangements for the program and Tapiz Carpets and Curtains supplied the Furniture for the Food Booths, Dubai Source supplied with the Photo Booth and Stage setting and there were very many like sponsored supports who did not want to reveal their names. Fortune Karama Hotel sponsored the venue.
All the Sponsors were invited on to the stage and honoured with mementos and certificates recognizing their support for the event.
The entire program was live in FB and other Social Sites through many individuals including Karavali Cousins and Ganesh Rai who were taking live interviews.
We need to really appreciate the help of volunteers Bharath, Shiva Prasad, Chethan, Deekshith, Neetesh, Kiran, Rajesh Salian, Ujwal Salian, Navya Shetty, Rakshana, Deeksha, Nakshatra, Pavithra, Namrutha and all the enthusiastic friends who dedicatedly supported in various ways to make this event a professional one.
SCENT Team members who presented the event needs to be mentioned for their dedication and hard work in presenting this beautiful successful event. They are Alwyn Pinto, Ashok Bailur, Deepak Paladka, Kiran Kottary, Manoj Poojary, Nithyanand Beskoor, Rakshak Prabhu, Santosh Shetty Polali, Shameer Bolar, Sudarshan Hegde, Anand, Rithesh Anchan, Ladies Team including Sandhya Shodhan, Kiran Beskoor, Veena Hegde, Roopa Kottary, Reshma Pramod and all who jointly organized.
This is a ‘Sandhya Creations Event Network Team’ event jointly collaborated with ‘Fortune Group of Hotels (A Praveen Shetty Enterprise); to give you maximum successful entertainment in this part of the world.
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