Tulu Koota Qatar Holds Vibrant Cultural Fest ‘Kala Pratibhe 2013′




Qatar: Tulu Koota Qatar (TKQ), the melting pot of Tulu culture and traditions and a banner that brings together and unites all Tulu-speaking expats in Qatar, is in the forefront of initiating activities, organizing programmes that keep Tulu-speaking diaspora of the tiny oil-rich country close to Tulunadu.

Another such initiative ‘Kala Pratibhe 2013′ was held at the Indian Cultural Center here on Friday January 25, 2013. Tulu Koota added one more feather to its already glittering cap by hosting this event which comprised fancy dress, singing, public speaking, dance and mad-ads. The event, held both for young and adults, drew huge response.

Talented Rajshekar Bappal welcomed the gathering and the event was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. Past Tulu Koota president and Bunts Qatar president Ravi Shetty, Tulu Koota president Seethram Shetty, Karnataka Sangha president VS Mannagi, Bunts vice president Prakashchandra Ajjila, Immediate Past president Ramachandra Shetty, Past president Divakar Poojary, Committee members Sudhir Kotian, Supriya Bhatt and Padmashree Shetty joined hands to light the lamp.

Therafter versatile Prathana Shetty hosted the evening. For the audience gathered the 7 hours nonstop competitions were a treat to the eyes as all the performances were of high quality and kept the evening going with high spirits. Wherever possible the participants did their very best to showcase their Tulu speaking skills.

The panel of judges consisted of Rammohan Rai a Toastmaster and a popular personality among the Tulu Community in Qatar, Nagesh Rao a popular figure from KSQ Qatar, Milan Arun Past Cultural Secretary of ICC in Qatar, a versatile personality among the Indian Community in Qatar and Reena Castelino Past Cultural Secretary of MCC Qatar.

Towards the end of the programme a short stage programme was conducted. ICC president Tarun Basu was the chief guest and Bunts Qatar president Ravi Shetty was the guest of honor. Rajshekar Bappal conducted the stage programme. Chief guest congratulated Tulu Koota Qatar for hosting the competitions to encourage the talents of the community. guest of Honor thanked the community of Qatar for their active participation. president Seetharam Shetty congratuled the parents of the participants for encouraging their kids to participate inspite of their busy schedule. Akshaya Shetty proposed the vote of thanks and Cultural Secretary & Event chief Co-ordinator Padmashree Roshan shetty announced the winning list. All winners were felicitated with gifts and trophies.

 

Winners of the competitions were as follows:

Category up to 6

Fancy dress

Winner : Ragini Ratnakar

Runner up : Dhruv Roshan Shetty

2nd Runner up : Snehin Subodh shetty

Solo Dance

Winner : Bhoomika Raghunath

Runner up : Sadhvi Sudhir

2nd Runner up : Christle Pinto

 

Category 6 to 12

Fancy Dress

Winner : Moksha Shetty

Runner up : Rachana Shetty

2nd Runner up : Krish Kumar

Solo Dance

Winner : Agnel Joseph Ayatil

Runner up : Sanjeet Shetty

2nd Runner up : Tvisha shetty

Public Speaking

Winner : Prithivi Prakash shetty

Runner up : Rachana shetty

2nd Runner up : Sanjeet Shetty

Singing Solo

Winner : Smriti Shetty

Runner up : Carol Joseph Ayatil

2nd Runner up : Saanvi Shetty

 

Category 12- 18

Dancing Solo

Winner : Sameeksha Shetty

Runner up : Dhiya uday Shetty

2nd Runner up : Roshan Hegde

Public Speaking

Winner : Roshan Badiger

Runner up : Roshan Hegde

2nd Runner up : Srishti Shetty

Singing Solo

Srishti Shetty being the only participant was awarded with a trophy for her spirit of participation

 

Category 18 & Above

Public Speaking

Winner : Simon dsouza

Runner up : Akash hegde

2nd Runner up : Sadananda Harpalla

Group Dance

Winner : ATS Group

Runner up : Divakar  & Group

2nd Runner up : Rekha & Group

Mad Ads

Winner : Sandesh & Group

Runner up : KSQ & Group

2nd Runner up : ATS Group

Singing Solo

Winner : Tufail M Mathin

Runner up : Deepak Shetty

2nd Runner up : Akshaya Shetty

Tulukoota Qatar thanks all the sponspors, all associations in Qatar and one and all who worked and contributed towards the success of Kala Pratibhe 2013.

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