🕓 November 12, 2015
Pictures: Shrikanth Bhat, Sinchana Digitals
Kanajar, Nov 12: The festival of Deepavali, "Belakina Habba" (festival of lights) was celebrated at Kanajar for the 14th consecutive year under the auspices of Shree Brahmalingeshwara Friends Kanajar. The event was celebrated with patriotism by lighting the Deepavali lamps in honor of Mother India.
The program began with welcome note delivered by Nikil Shetty. Sri
Shivaprasad Hegde presided over the function and the event was inaugurated by
lighting the lamps that contoured the map of Mother India that was filled with
tri-color. Speaking on the occasion chief guest and national awardee Kodibettu
school head master Sri Vasantha Shetty spoke about the Deepavali traditions and
its significance in life. Kapu Sri Leeladhara Shetty, panchayath president Sri
Sadananda Prabhu, Shree Brahmaligeshwara temple managing trustee Sri Sudheer
Hegde, Sri Dayananda Hegde, honarary president Sri Vikram Hegde and president
Ashok Poojari were present on the dais.
Sri Prakash Shetty, who had donated his kidney to his sister, was honored on this occasion. Play artist Sri Prasanna Shetty was felicitated. Ramesh Kallotte compeered the program.
A cultural program soon followed wherein the youth members and the children displayed their stage talents. Later a Tulu comedy play "Indrali Junction" was played by the Kapu Rangataranga artists, which thoroughly entertained the audience.