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Sharjah Karnataka Sangha’s 13th Annual Day and “Mayura Award” Presentation

Published On : 18 Nov 2015   |  Reported By : Shodhan Prasad

Sharjah Karnataka Sangha’s 13th Annual Day and “Mayura Award” Presentation during 12th Vishwa Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana in Sharjah on 19th and 20th November

Sharjah Karnataka Sangha and Hrudayavahini Karnataka are planning a extravagant celebration of the 12th Visha Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana & 13th Annual Day & Mayura Award presentation of Sharjah Karnataka Sangha in Sharjah on the 19th and 20th November 2015. The venue for the event is Al Boom Tourist Village which is near Wanderer’s Club Playground, Sharjah. This mega event is expecting a foot fall of thousands of Kannadigas.

Various Poets, Musicians, Writers, Leaders & Dignitaries will arrive all the way from Karnataka and other parts of Gulf along with President of the Vishwa Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana committee, K. P. Manjunath Sagar, to attend the 12th Vishwa Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana programme.

The inauguration programme will take place on 19th November, 2015 at 7.30 pm in Fortune Grand Hotel, Al Ghusais, Dubai as per President of Karnataka Sangha Sharjah, Satish Venkataramana.

The main programme will be on 20th November, 2015 at Al Boom Tourist Village near Wanderer's Stadium, Sharjah with whole day variety cultural shows starting from onwards.

Prof. S.G. Sidhramayya, who was president of Karnataka Government Books Committee for the year 2005-08 and who served as Principal for Shri. Sidhaganga College, Tumkur & some other Colleges in Karnataka has agreed to grace the occasion as President of 12th Vishwa Kannada Sanskrithi Sammelana at Sharjah. Prof. Sidharamayya who served as a writer, poet, dramatist all these years have been bestowed with 'PuThiNa' Kavya Prashasthi, 'Rashtrakavi G.S. Shivarudrappa' Kavya Prashasthi, 'Maasthi' Kavya Prashasthi, Karnataka Sahithya Academy Prizes & Karnataka Rajyotsava Prashasthi for his great works in Kannada.


Karnataka Sangha Sharjah every year identifies an outstanding Kannadiga in UAE and felicitates the person with the prestigious "Mayura Award" during its annual day celebration. This year Karnataka Sangha Sharjah is proud to announce that 2015 - 2016 Mayura Award will be bestowed upon Praveen Kumar Shetty, Director, Fortune Group Of Hotels for his contribution to the society.


On the Literary front there will be Kavi Goshti, Hasya Goshti, Madhyama Goshti, Meet for Kanandigas residing abroad as planned. On the cultural front there will be Bharathanatyam, Folk dances, Yakshagana, Mimicry and dance dramas. Further there will be Exhibition, Book fair, stalls will be arranged outside the venue.

Under the President ship of Manjunath Sagar, Vishwa Kannada Sanskrithi Sammelan Samithi 'Hridayavahini' Karnataka has been hosting these programmes in different parts of the world for over 12 years with association of various Kannada Sanghas in those places, mostly in the months of November/December every year. This started from Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha and then Singapore, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, Kenya, Canada and now in Sharjah for the 12th annual celebrations.


With pride those Kannadigas who have highly contributed for Kannada will be honoured with 'Vishwa Manava' Prashashti (Global Man Award), 'Vishwa Kannada Sammelana' Prashashti (World Kannada Convention Award) & 'Karnataka Hirimey' Prashashti (Pride of Karnataka Award) at the venue during the convention.


There will be various sammelans during the convention comprising of 'Hanigavana Goshti', headed by B.R. Lakshman who along with the invited Poets from India and UAE will conduct the sammelan. The participants include Irshad Moodabidri from Dubai, Arati Ghatikar from Dubai, Bindiganavile Bhagwan from Bangalore, Priya Harish from Mangalore & Yaqub Khader from Gulwadi.

The 'Kavi Goshti' will be presided by Prof. M.B. Kudari Gokak from Belgaum and participation by Prabha Suvarna from Mumbai, Prakash Rao Payyar from Dubai, Gopinath Rao from UAE, Eranna Moolimane from Dubai & Manohar Melmane from Sirsi.

The 'Anivasi Kannadigaru & Madhyama Goshti' will be presided by Sarvotham Shetty from Abu Dhabi, with participation of Raj Kumar from Bahrain, B.V. Nagaraj from Canada, Dr. C.K. Anchan from Muscat & Veerendra Babu from Dubai.


T.V.9 artistes will present 'Halli Katte' comedy skit while group dancers from various places of Karnataka will arrive and present group dances, dance dramas, music, mimicry, comedy skits etc. during the convention.

The formal stage programme will be in the evening with all the Guests participation with honours and felicitations.

Free Entry & Free Lunch for all Kanndigas.

President of Sharjah Karnataka Sangha & President of Vishwa Kannada Sammelana have announced free entry and lunch for all those Kannadigas of UAE and here invite them to come in large numbers along with their family and friends to make this event a memorable one.

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