Manama, Bahrain: Karnataka NRI Forum – Bahrain, which has the objectives to carryout welfare activities for the non-resident Kannadigas [natives of Karnataka State in India] in Bahrain, functions under the governmental aegis of Karnataka NRI Forum, Bangalore.
Like in some other countries, the independent branch of the Forum was founded recently in Bahrain and a new Executive Committee was also formed to resolve the issues of the non-resident Kannadigas and also to execute beneficial activities for them as per the NRI Policy formulated by the Government of Karnataka.
ANUSHA - PRESENTER
GANESH KUDROLI - MAGICIAN
GO. NA. SWAMY - SINGER
KOTEGADDE RAVI - PAINTING ARTIST
MIMICRY GOPI - MIMICRY
MUKHYA MANTRI CHANDRU - INAUGURATOR
PUSHPA ARADHYA - SINGER
SATHYAVATHI - DANCE GROUP
SATHYAVATHI - DANCER
SUBHAS CHANDRA - GUEST OF HONOUR
THEERTHASHREE - SAXOPHONIST
THONSE PUSHKAL KUMAR - HUMORIST
U T KHADER - CHIEF GUEST
So as to educate the Kannadigas in this respect, the Forum has planned to unite all such scattered Kannada folks of Bahrain through a mega cultural fest titled ‘Kannada Dindima’ [Poetic Version – Bang the Kannada Drum] and thus this unique variety entertainment event is scheduled for 12th October 2018 under the patronage of The Indian Club. This event also includes the installation of Forum’s newly formed maiden Executive Committee headed by the Karnataka State confirmed Chairman Leeladhar Baikampady, an eminent non-resident Kannadiga in Bahrain and multiple national & international awards winning social & charity worker, youth organizer and cultural coordinator.
‘Almost 20 versatile artistes are flying in from India and most of them are brilliant television artistes and also have travelled extensively to give performances on international platforms. We are very lucky to have them for the Dindima event here and the audience are also really excited to see all such gifted artistes on single stage who all can set the stage on fire throughout the mega show’ stated the KNRI Forum Chairman Leeladhar Baikampady.
Karnataka State’s renowned Mimic & Standup Comedian - Mimicry Gopi, popular Mega Magic Star & India has got talent reality show finalist – Kudroli Ganesh, widely performed famous Folk & Multi-Form Singers Go. Na. Swamy and Pushpa Aradhya, multitalented Traditional Singer & Humorist Thonse Pushkal Kumar, wonderful painting artist Kotegadde Ravi [Fidelitus Gallery Bangalore], well-known multi-form dancer Vidushi Sathyavathi K. R. & Troupe [Pushkara Bangalore] and promising saxophonist Theerthashree Damodar & troupe are those artistes who would present highly unique variety entertainment events in Kannada Dindima, which will be undoubtedly considered to be the rarest of its kind in Bahrain. All apart, a talented television & mega show presenter Anusha Bangalore will do the anchoring job.
In addition, the Indian School Band will perform welcome drills, local Kannadigas Group will present patriotic songs and also various Kannada & Community Associations will give variety dance performances. “Hence, the overall fest includes music, songs, arts, dances, comedy, mimicry, humour, painting and magic show. This sort of diverse combination of entertainment is totally innovative and astonishing for the Kannadigas in Bahrain”, says the KNRI Forum Chairman Leeladhar Baikampady.
Meanwhile, well-known stage, small screen & silver screen artist and also the Former President of Kannada Abhivriddhi Pradhikara – Karnataka, Mukhya Mantri Chandru will grace the event as Inaugurator and a widely admired mass leader cum Karnataka’s Minister for Housing & Urban Development U. T. Khader will participate as the Chief Guest of the event. Also, as local Kannadiga representative Subhas Chandra [CFO – Diyar, Bahrain] will attend this wonderful cultural fest as a guest of honour.
“Kannada Dindima is totally a new concept in land – language – culture sort of fest as related to Kannadigas and it’s undoubtedly a much-awaited event for them. Our Kannadigas since a long time longed for this kind of event and finally the time has come for them to view it with all passion and pleasure. As we surveyed the pre-event response of the proposed audience, we are sure, it will be a jam-packed spectacular show and all will have a relaxed & refreshed weekend with fun, frolic and quality entertaining events”, further briefed the KNRI Forum Chairman Leeladhar Baikampady.
The Dindima, which is dubbed as the first state festival of non-resident Kannadigas in Bahrain will commence at 3.00pm sharp with the art-show arranged for the school children and then continue with the much exciting stage performances from 4:00pm onwards. Dragon City has backed this splendid event as Title Sponsor and many other corporates including Keypoint has supported as key sponsors. Entry is free for this mega Kannada Community show and the organizers may be contacted on 39851852 for more details.
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