Mumbai : Chinnara Bimba, Mumbai a cultural organization for the children which is having around 5000 childrens’ which have started 10 years back under the leadership of Mr. Prakash Bhandary with 50 children have celebrated its 10th anniversary on 9th and 10th February at Railway police ground, Pantnagar, Ghatkopar East. Mumbai.
Thousands of children of Chinnara Bimba performed various cultural programme in their mother tongue Kannada, Tulu and even in Marati during these two days in the presence of welknown film personalities, Ministers from Karnataka and Maharashtra, Local politicians, Industrialists and several thousands of well-wishers. All the children are from English medium and were trained to perform to enrich their own culture. All the guests appreciated the performance of the children and the way they have communicated in Kannada.
Vishweshwarathirtha Swamaji of Pejavar Mutt, Udupi who has inaugurated Chinnara Bimba 10 years ago was present during the occasion and in his blessings he said only the children are the future of our country not the parents. Our relation between the two states are like two mothers, Yashoda and Devaki. He congratulated Prakash Bhandary and his family for their achievement.
Darmadhikari of Dharmasthala Dr. D. Virendra Hegde inaugurated the function in traditional manner of Costal Karnataka. He said we have missed this opportunity during our childhood due to absence of such organizations. Our childrens’ are not spoiling due to foreign culture. Let this programme take place in our schools so that we can divert the mind of our children to our rich culture. Ganesh Naik Maharashtra State Minister was present during the inauguration.
Gopal Shetty MLA presided over the stage function. Pooja Prakash Bhandari Chairperson of Chinnara Bimba welcomed the guests. Karnataka State Minister CT Ravi appreciated the achievement of children, T Satish Pai and Sandhya Pai of Manipal Group, Industrialist S M Shetty, MLA Krishna Hegde, Boolywood director Madhur Bhandarkar and Rohit Shetty, Actors Jocky Shroff, Jayaprada, Priti Shetty, Kannada Rocking Star Yash, Guru Kiran, TV personality Vishal Singh, Prakash Bhandary, Renuka Prakash Bhandary, Naina Prakash Bhandary, Pooja Prakash Bhandary, Prof. Sitarama Shetty and others were present. Chinnara Bimbas Vijayakumar Shetty and Surendra Kumar Hegde were felicitated along with their spouse.
CA Shankar Shetty, Karnire Vishwanath Shetty, Aikala Harish Shetty, Sudhir Shetty, Suresh Shetty Bellary, Corporator Santosh Shetty, Surendra Poojary, Sudhakar Hegde, Jayakrsna Shetty, Vasu Shetty and others felicitated the guests. Ashok Pakkala, Poornima Shetty and Sachin Kambar compared the stage.
The closing ceremony was held on 10 February which was presided over by MLA Gopal Shetty, Maharashtra State Minister Suresh Shetty, Wellknown film personalities like Suniel Setty, Shreyas Talpade, Guru Kiran, Former minister of Karnataka Nagaraj Shetty, Kirtiraj Saliyan, LV Amin and other dignitaries were present. Prakash Bhandary presented a brief report of Chinnara Bimba. Apeksha Sheety has given a beautiful speech in Kannada and welcomed the guests which was impressed by the guests present.