Tulu Parba 2012 rock the stage along with “Ranga Taranga” artists
Rang Taranga artists and the local artists rock the stage at Tulu Parba 2012. The audience loved the dual super hit dramas of “Ill Badk” and “Aye Subage?” that was held in the Liberation Theatre, Khaifan on 22nd & 23rd November 2012 under the Presidentship of Mr. Ramesh Kidiyoor and well coordinated by Cultural Secretary, Mr. Ronald D’Souza.
Tulu Parba’s first day celebrations started off with a Welcome Dance directed by Smt Vedavalli Prasad , Lighting of the Lamp by the members of the Management & Advisory Committee and Souvenir Release by children enacting as soldiers bringing the souvenir from the kingdom of Tulunadu. The Vice President, Mr. Tharendra Shettigar welcomed the audience with his excellent choice of words in Tulu. The “Rang Taranga” Troupe led by Samaj Ratna Shri Leeladhar Shetty, who came all the way from Mangalore left the audience in splits with their drama “Ill badk”. The day’s proceedings were anchored by Suresh Salian and Jayalaxmi Karkal, and concluded with a vote of thanks given by the Joint Secretary, Jayalaxmi Karkal.
The Welcome Bharathnatyam dance from the Nrita Dhana School choreographed by Mrs. Sujatha Rajendran gave a flying start to the second day of Tulu Parba. His Excellency Mr. Satish C Mehta, Ambassador of India to Kuwait was the chief guest of the event, while Mr. K N Taylor a veteran Tulu film actor, playwright and a famous stage personality was the Guest of Honour. The Mega sponsor of the event Mr. Raghavendra Shetty from Aryan Residences, Udupi came all the way from Mangalore to be present for the event. Fr. Noel Almeida also graced the event and spoke words of appreciation for Tulu Koota Kuwait. The President of Tulu Koota Kuwait, Mr. Ramesh Kidiyoor welcomed the audience with his brief description of the Association activities during the year and thanked all those who have supported in putting up this Grand Event.
Tulunada Vaibhav, a spectacular presentation beautifully displaying the multicultural milieu of the region, the beliefs and faith, the scenes of history, the heroic characters of the past, the traditions of the present was an eye catching show and instantly a hit with the audience. It was a 38 min presentation with a collection of about 50 local artists. The show, choreographed and directed by Laksmeesh Amin, got enormous appreciation from everyone. The visual included the local folk dance, Naage Aaradhane, Bhoota Kola, Koridakatta, Yakshagana, Koti Chennaya, Diwali and Christmas celebrations, Muslim prayer, Pili Vesha, Rani Abbakka, Shardha Darshan, Saraswati Darshan, Aati Kadanga, Kambala, famous poets.
Merwyn D’Souza, enchanted everyone with the Saree Dance, a dance in which he showed his art of instantly changing sarees. The program also witnessed a beautiful dance from children of the Skittles group, who won the first prize in the Tuul Parba competitions. Tulu Koota Kuwait gave away the Certification of Appreciation and Scholarships to the deserving Tulu Koota Students, felicitated the Media persons and Biggest Losers winners, honoured deserving Committee members, Mr. Murlidhar Bhandary, Mrs. Mable Rosario & Mr. Harish Bhandary, honoured Mr. Archie Menezes who has always supported the cause of Tulu Koota, Mr. KN Taylor, Mr. Leeladhar Shetty and all artists of the Ranga Taranga group.
“Aye Subage?” a drama with comedy moments and a social message, was a treat to watch in the jam packed hall of the Liberation Theatre, Khaifan. It conveyed a sensitive message through a beautiful script and dialogue delivery execution. The program was hosted by Cynthia Pereira and Purander Manchi, while the Felicitations were delivered by Sushma Bangera and Yadunath Alva. The program concluded with a Vote of thanks by the General Secretary, Mr. Sathya Narayan. Tulukoota Kuwait also thanks to National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters Kuwait, for their outstanding support.