“Tembere” and “Poppa” mesmerizes audience at Tulu Parba 2017.
Tulu Parba 2017, organised by Tulu Koota Kuwait (TKK) successfully mesmerized a house full audience with the highlights of the evening “Tembere” and “Poppa” on Friday, 27th October 2017 from 3.30 pm at the American International School, Kuwait.
The audiences were welcomed by comperes of the evening Melwin Mascarehnas and Bhavishya Shetty followed by the Kuwait and Indian National anthem. The dazzling evening commenced with the lighting of the lamp by Management & Advisory Committee members and Leeladhara Shetty Kaup and Anup Sing from Indian Embassy . It followed by the souvenir release and a classical welcome dance by kids.
The charismatic president, Wilson D’Souza in his address to the gathering welcomed all guests, sponsors and members. He gave a brief report on the achievements & activities of the association during the year including, Family Picnic, Rasamanjari, Blood Donation camp, Free Medical checkup camp and the welfare activities and financial support extend to the various organizations and individuals during the year. He also thanked all the sponsors, well wishers, committee members and volunteers for their support and contribution towards the success of all the activities of association.
As a token of respect and appreciation of his dedicated social work, Vishu Shetty Ambalpady has been honored on this occasion. TKK committee members Vishweshwar Karkal, Vanitha Fernandes and Suresh Shyam Rao were honored for their outstanding dedication towards the association. Further the sponsors for the event were also honored with bouquet and memento as a token of gratitude for their support to Tulu Koota Kuwait. Dr. Preeti Shetty anchored the felicitation program.
'Tulunada Tembere' a unique cultural show, as promised, turned out to be a show that displayed the rich cultural heritage of Tulunadu to fill every Tuluva with pride. This magnificent show conceptualized and directed by Suresh Salian was written by Tharendra P Shettigar, Recording and Editing done by Jagadeeshwara Shanubogue U, voice given by Tharendra P Shettigar and Shalini Vijay was presented by more than 100 TKK members. It showcased more than 33 different amalgamations of scenes, cultures, occupation and historical legends. Some of them included harvest scenes, historical brave warriors, different dance forms, religious performances, wedding ceremonies of different religions etc. The senior members of committee extended their full support in coordination at stage and during the rehearsals. Suresh Salian and Tharendra P Shettigar were honored on this occasion in appreciation of their contribution.
The main attraction of the day remained the Tulu drama 'Poppa' by the 'Ranga Taranga' group led by Samaj Ratna, Leeladhar Shetty from Kaup. A team of 15 well known artistes including Kusalda Birse Sandeep Shetty, Manibettu and Telikeda Arasae Prassana Shetty, Bailore presented the super hit drama directed by Sharath Uchila and written by Shyam Kumar Chitrapura. The audience went into roars of laughter and sat through the end of the drama enjoying every bit of the show. Tulu Koota felicitated all the artists with memento.
The program was well coordinated by the Cultural Secretary, Ronald D’Souza, while Vote of Thanks was rendered by the General Secretary, Jagadeeshwara Shanubhogue U. The sound and lightings were provided by Waves Events & Rentals Kuwait, photography done by Alban, makeup done by Ajay Ghosh & Team, slides by Ramesh Bhandary & Team and souvenir artwork designed by Manoj Kumar. Audience were also given snack boxes at the end of the event.