Kannadigas residing in Dubai witnessed a harvest of cultural programs and cheered in the wake of a variety of dances presented by more than 70 artists from Karnataka, India. Kamsale, Kathak, Folk, Contemporary and Special Yoga Dance forms were beautifully presented by Davanagere’s Chirantana Team, Guru Shridhar Jain’s Mysuru team, Guru Krupa Phadake Team, Guru Kamakshi team from Bengaluru, Srujana Art Academy and Dr. Lata Shekhar Team.
Dubai's dignitaries and Special guests from India's made the World Culture Festival proud by assuming their chairs on stage. The presence of Dr. B R Shetty on stage contributed richness to the program. On stage, Dr.Sheela Sridhar, Mr. Yeshwant Sareshpande repesented India while Mr. Harish Shergarh, Mr. Muhammad Mustaffa, Mr. Zafrullah Khan, Mr. Yusuf Al Blushi and Mr. Mallikarjuna Gowda repesented Dubai.
The International Excellence Award was presented to the honorable men and women who served in various fields on this occasion. Sri Harish Sherigar was honored for his proKannada organization and music, Mrs. Revathi Kamat was honored for reviving Somahalli Lake by planting 2 lakh saplings, Dr. Lata Shekar was honoured for her services in the field of Bhartanatyam, Mr. Srinivasa Murthy was awarded for his services in the field of employment to Indians in UAE, Guru Sridhar Jain was honoured for his services in the field of Dance and Social Service. Also, the Heads of Pro-Kannada organizations, UAE were honored during the event.
Later in his speech Dr. B R Shetty appreciated the efforts made by Chirantana and mentioned that “Vishwa Samskruti Utsava – World Culture Festival” is one of the magnificent programs he has witnessed in Dubai recently.
Dances on the tunes of Vande Mataram, Lokada Kannige, Chellidaru Malligeya and Rangeelo Maro fantasied the audience. Kamsale Dance by Nrutya siri team ignited the spirit among the crowd. The team of Nrutya Degula performed Dasahavataara, Yoga Dance energised everyone. The dances for Deepavu Ninnade, Barisu Kannada Dimdimava by Chirantana team excited and thrilled the Kannadigas present at the auditorium. Prior to the Dance show, Little Samhita S Muthalik resonated Kannada folk songs in her sweet voice and entertained the audience. Inspired by the show, Mr. Harish Sherigar blazed the stage by singing a popular number of Dr. Rajkumar, the matinee idol of Kannada Cinema.
By recognizing the achievers and by the performances of variety of dances from the various artists from Karnataka, India Chirantana became successful in spreading the Kannada vibrancy and cultural splendor in Dubai. Various Kannada organizations of UAE have contributed to the success of the program. Karnataka Sangha, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha, Al Ain Kannada Sangha and Kanndigaru Dubai joined hands with Chirantna to make sure over 1200 spectators to witness the spectacular, colourful and youthful event. Overall Chirantana gave a chance to see top artists, literary elites on the same stage and enjoy high quality dances through “Vishwa Samskruti Utsava” for the Dubai Kannadigaru.
The successful “Vishwa Samskruti Utsava – World Culture Festival” was led and directed by Smt. Deepa N Rao, founder of Chirantana while aided by Mr. Madhava Padaki & Smt. Alakanada M.S and coordinated by Dubai’s Mr. M S Arun, Mr. Noel Almeda, Mr. Prashanth Acharya , Mr. Sadandas and Mr. Sundaresh S.
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