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Kala Sinchana: A cultural event brings together Kannada speakers in Saudi Arabia

By TCN News,

Jubail: Prasthutha Readers Forum (PRF) recently organized a family cultural event ‘Kala Sinchana’ at Hadeed Beach Camp Jubail. About 500 expats with their families participated in the event consisting of large number of Prasthutha Readers, students from International School Jubail, Businessmen & others.

Pasthutha is a Kannada fortnightly magazine published from Mangalore.

The program included Quiz, Qirath, Singing Competitions, Painting Competitions and games for children ‘Chili Pili’, ‘Gali Bili’ for youngsters, ‘Ini Dani’ for ladies who conducted their own programme with various sports and fun activities. Winners walked away with trophies and gifts. Moreover there was a participation gift for all children & families.

The afternoon session was enlightened by “Kalarawa Kavigoshti” with great poetry compositions by well known poets from Karnataka like Janab Mohammed Ali (N.M.P.T, Mangalore), Jalil Mukri, Ibrahim Koppa, Sulaiman Koyali, A.M Arif Jokatte and Mohammed Ishaq Bajal. All poets were facilitated and honored with mementos by special guests from Jubail City.

On this Occasion Prasthutha Jubail Team exhibited a social drama which was highly acclaimed by the audience. The Closing Ceremony of the event began after the drama by honoring a well known Community Volunteer (Indian Embassy) Mr. Abdul Wahid as “Prasthutha – Personality of the Year-2013” by Chief Guests Sayed Hamed (Principal, Indian International School, Jubail). Mohammed Ali (N.M.P.T, Mangalore), Waseem Sadiq Ali (Social Activist & Expat community volunteer) & Mohammed Iqbal (India Fraternity Forum, Jubail) were present on the dais during the Closing Ceremony of the event.

All chief guests appreciated the self-less efforts of Prasthutha Readers Forum. Addressing the program Mr. Mohammed Ali NMPT emphasized that “It has been a unifying force (Prasthutha Readers Forum) in bringing together all well known poets and kannada readers under one roof especially at desert land Saudi.”

Later, thanked all the sponsors and supporters of the event. Fayaz N. (Ex. Editor of Prasthutha Fortnightly), Ashraf Kukkaje (Jubail), Abdul Samad (Al Khobar) welcomed & anchored the entire program. The program was coordinated by Convener Irshad Jokatte.