Cultural Extravaganza and Comedy Fiesta at Tulu Parba 2018
Jam-packed audience, honorable and distinguished personalities from Tulunadu as Guests, Colorful and Heart touching welcome to the guest, Divine welcome dance, Tembere 2 – a unique and spectacular show with more than 100 TKK talented artists and most awaited Tulu Comedy Drama “Paniyere Avandina” by Telekeda Bolli Devdas Kapikad and his Cha Parka Team. Certainly, it is very hard to summarize the mega festival of Tulu Koota Kuwait ‘Tulu Parba 2018’. TKK created a new history by breaking all its previous records and most of all one of the best events in Kuwait. Tulu Parba 2018 was celebrated on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the American International School, Kuwait.
The Chief Guest of this event was Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj, Former Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment and Sports, Govt. of Karnataka, as well Managing Trustee of Malpe Madhwaraj Charitable Trust, assisting poor and needy patients. Guest of Honour Shri. Roshan D’Souza Belman, Founder of Humanity Trust and Guest Artist Shri Telikeda Bolli Devdas Kapikad, Kuwaiti adventurer Mr. Ali Albairami, and all other guests have been welcomed and received at the ingress traditionally. Tiny kids of age 2 to 6 years dressed in traditional Indian costume at the front row showering flower petals along with TKK Frist Lady Mrs. Reshma Wilson D’Souza sprinkling Rosewater, Joint Secretary Mrs. Shalini Vijay Shetty, and Mrs. Vasanthi Sudhakar Shetty welcomed the guests with Arathi and Thilaka. All other beautiful Ladies of TKK dressed colorfully were lined up on both sides of the passage and gave a “Poorna Kumbha Swagatha” and escorted the dignitaries to the auditorium by procession. The Chande beats added a special ethnic ambiance to this.
The celebration kicked off with a curtain raiser, and compere’s Mrs. Jayalakshmi V Karkal and Mr. Lional R Mascarenhas welcomed the dignitaries with a brief introduction, followed by the Kuwait and Indian National Anthem. The invocation Dance ‘Pushpanjali’ asking God to protect us from evil and remove all the obstacles, performed by the Nritta Dyana team and choreographed by Smt. Arundhathi John. The dazzling evening officially commenced with the lighting of the lamp by Management & Advisory Committee Members and the dignitaries. The flow followed by the release of the Souvenir of Tulu Parba 2018.
The Charming President, Wilson D’Souza in his address to the gathering welcomed the respected dignitaries, guests, sponsors, and members. He gave a brief report on the achievements and activities of the association during the year including, Family Picnic, Rasamanjari, Blood Donation Camp, 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 the association.
Mega event like Tulu Parba 2018 is only possible with support from the sponsors and well-wishers. During the event, TKK honored all its sponsors as a gesture to express gratitude for their support. Mr. John Simon, Group Manager – Marketing, Corporate Sales & Events, Al Mulla Exchange, the event sponsor, in a brief note congratulated TKK and mentioned about features of their new Al Mulla Exchange Online/Mobile App. Tulu Koota Kuwait expressed its sincere gratitude to Al Mulla Exchange for their continued support for all the events of TKK and a long relation.
Tulu Koota Kuwait distributed Scholarships for eligible students for their further studies and certificate of Merit for those TKK children who outperformed in 10th Grade and 12th Grade examinations. TKK Committee Members Mr. Nakre Sathishchandra Shetty, Mr. Foustin Pinto, Mr. Sathish Acharya, and Mrs. Kavitha Kidyoor were honored for their outstanding service and dedication to the association. As a token of respect and appreciation to their respective dedicated work, Mr. Roshan D’Souza Belman, Social worker and Founder of Humanity Trust, and Telikeda Bolli Devdas Kapikad for his contribution in the field of Tulu Drama were felicitated on this occasion. TKK also honored with Memento, Shawl, and Flower bouquet to the Chief Guest Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj as a token of respect and gratitude. Mr. Madhwaraj greeted and appreciated all Tuluvas in Kuwait for working together as one family and involving the association in various socio-cultural and welfare activities. Dr. Preeti Shetty well-coordinated the felicitation program.
Tulu Koota Kuwait under an oath to promote the culture of Tulunadu, every year puts its fullest energy and efforts to showcase and enrich the cultural and traditional values of Tulunadu and pass it on to the next generation. Tembere is one of the finest and unique cultural shows that showcase the rich cultural heritage of Tulunadu. After a grand success of its first part which was presented during the Tulu Parba 2017, TKK again presented the second Part of Tembere extending all its boundaries like the previous year. This magnificent show was Conceptualized and Directed by Suresh Salian, Written by Tharendra P Shettigar, Voice has given by Tharendra P Shettigar and Shalini Vijay, and was presented by more than 100 TKK members. The senior members of the committee extended their full support in coordination at the stage and during the rehearsals.
The main attraction of the day remained the Tulu drama 'Paniyere Avandina' by the 'Cha Parka' group led by Telikeda Bolli Devdas Kapikad. A team of 16 well-known artists including Bojraj Vamanjoor, Thimmappa Kulal, Sathish Bandale, and other prominent artists presented the super hit drama written, directed by Telikeda Bolli Devdas Kapikad. The audience went into roars of laughter and sat through the end of the drama enjoying every bit of the show.
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 Mr. Alban D’Souza, Makeup done by Mr. Ajay Ghosh & Team, Stage-setting by Mr. Sathish & Team, Mr. James Paul provided the space and support for practice and preparations. Relay slides by Ramesh Bhandary & Team and Souvenir artwork designed by Manoj Kumar.
Our gratitude to M/s Jet Airways for their hospitality concerning travel-related requirements and supporting our entire guest artist for their to-and-fro Mangalore Kuwait journey.
Audience was also given snack boxes and fruit juice at the end of the event.