Al-Khobar, Nov 5: The Karnataka state unit of the Indian Social Forum, recently celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava in Gulf Darbar Restaurant Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia to commemorate formation day of Karnataka state.
The colorful ceremony was inaugurated by displaying the Karnataka state flag and playing state anthem. A series of events like Kannada skit, felicitation ceremony, Kannada poems, quiz competition and stage programs made the celebration remarkable.
Indian Social Forum, Karnataka State, Eastern Province, president Mohammad Shareef presided over the event while ISF State committee member Arif Jokatte delivered the key note speech.
Addressing the audience Arif highlighted the role of Kannadigas in building the nation. Chief guests Sajid Valavoor, General Secretary, Indian Fraternity Forum, Mohsin from Karkala Association Saudi Arabia (KASA), Nizar from Rezayath Sparrow Company, Syed Safdar from Indian Embassy School Dammam, Nizamuddin President of Jamiathul Falah Dammam and Hathim Kanchi President DKSC Eastern Province were present at the event.
Documentary video was displayed during the event shed the light on Karnataka’s beauty and unity in diversity which was appreciated by the audience. ISF Dammam Block team played an eloquent and funny skit which showed the variety of the Kannada language within different regions of Karnataka and the generous and Kind attitude of Kannadigas. The skit entertained the audience while delivering beautiful message. Audience were also amazed with the spot Quiz, pick & speech, kannada songs and other cultural program during the event.
Achievers were felicitated. Dakshina Karnataka Sunni Center (DKSC) was honoured for successfully establishing various educational institutions under the umbrella of ‘Al-Ihsan Educational Trust’ Muloor Udupi. DKSC representatives Hathim Kanchi, Abdul Azeez Muduthota, Ismail Katipalla and Basheer Vardara received the momento.
Jamiathul Falah was honoured for its contribution in the field of education in Coastal Karnataka for past 30 years. Jamithul Falah representatives Nizamuddin Sheikh, Imran Karkala, Shareef Karkala and Azeem Alam received the momento.
ISF president Mohammad Shareef, State Committee members Arif Jokatte and Shareef Addoor presented the mementos to the respective organizational representatives.
ISF member Shareef Krishnapura welcomed the gathering. Irshad Haleyangadi compered the event and Rizwan Sastana proposed the vote of thanks.
Saudi Arabia | ISF hosts colorful Kannada Rajyotsava in Al-Khobar