Udupi: On 17th July 2016 a colourful and an unique programme to felicitate Merit Students of Devadiga Community ( Above 85%) arranged for the first time by Devadigara Seva Sangha Udupi in association with Devadiga Sangha Mumbai, Shree Satyanarayan Industrial Suppliers Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Elegant Group of Companies Dubai and Shree Ekanatheshwari Credit Cooperative Society Ltd Udupi
Dr. M. Veerappa Moily,Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Finance.and MP Chikkaballapur inaugurated the programme and Felicitated top performers of SSLC and II PUC along with fresh Doctorates Dr. Deepa Prabhakar, Dr. Namratha B.Dr. Poona G.S. ,Gold Medallist I. Naturopathy and Advocate Vanitha Devadiga.for their exemplary performance.
He congratulated all students and advised them to concentrate on their studies exclusively and reach greater heights in their life. He also stressed that students should not forget the sacrifices of their Parents and support given by Community institutions.
Dr. Molly felicitated Shri Pramod Madhwaraj. Hon. Minister Fisheries & Youth Welfare, Govt of Karnataka on behalf of the Community.
Shri. Nithyanand Sherigar Ex -Secretary of the Sangha read out the citation roll
Shri.Pramod Madhwaraj while responding to felicitation appreciated the good work continued by Devadigara Seva Sangha Udupi and assured all possible support to Sangha.
An appeal to Government of Karnataka,from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District Vadyagarara Okkoota seeking better amenities to Devadigas working at Temples was handed over to Dr. Veerappa Molly and Shri Pramod Madhwaraj with a request to take up the matter at Government level.
Shri. Dharmapal U. Devadiga ,President Akhila Bharat Tulu Okkoota and MD,SSIS Ltd.Mumbai; Shri. Vasu S. Devadiga, President Devadiga Sangha Mumbai; Shri. Dineshchandra C. Devadiga, MD, Elegant Group of Companies Sharjah and Dubai; Shri. Annayya Sherigar . Managing Trustee Shree Ekanatheshwari Temple Barkur and Shri. Ratnakar G.S. Chairman Shree Ekanatheshwari Credit Cooperative Society Ltd. Udupi, were Chief Guests.
Shri. Aluru Raghuram Devadiga; Shri. Ravi S. Devadiga Mumbai; Shri. Janardhan S. Devadiga Mumbai; Smt. Gauri Devadiga Uppunda; Shri. Raju Devadiga Trasi and Presidents of more than 30 Devadiga Sanghas graced the programme as Hon. Guests.
Shri.Ganesh Devadiga Bramhagiri. Immediate Past President of Udupi Sangha welcomed and introduced the guests.
Shri. Hiriadka Mohandas,Immediate Past President of Devadiga Sangha Mumbai in his introductory speech said that this is one of the unique programmes, first of it's kind , taken up Udupi Sangha with an intention to bring all Sanghas under one centralised system to extend maximum support to Students of the Community. He suggested that such programmes need to be convened every year with the support of all Major Devadiga institutions and leading Business Entrepreneurs of the Community.
Shri. Dharmapal Devadiga in his address called upon students to aim high in their academic career. He emphasised the neccessity for coming together to grow together and to strengthen the Unity.He hinted at pursuing Global Foundation for an exclusive objective to support Education and Medical help to the poor and needy.
Shri. Vasu S. Devadiga appreciated the leadership and organising capacities of Udupi Sangha and assured thst Devadiga Sangha Mumbai being the senior most Sangha shall support all Sanghas for their genuine programmes aimed at Community Welfare.
Shri Dineshchandra C.Devadiga congratulated all merit students and assured support to deserving students in their pursuit of higher Education.
Shri Annaya Sherigar wished that the community shall grow fast with the blessings of Goddess Shree Ekanatheshwari and sought support for early completion of Temple project at Barkur.
Shri. Rathnakar G.S assured that all needy students will be extended with loan facilities if need be, to pursue their Education on special terms.
Adv. Vanitha Devadiga .Bengaluru explained her journey in pursuing her higher education and that of pursuing IAS.She advised the students to focus on their studies and seek guidance from Seniors and community organisations for support.
All merit students of more than 200 were felicitated by Chief Guests and Presidents of Sanghas.
Devadiga Sangha Mumbai the main sponsors of the programme released Rs 204000 to 102 Merit students with 85%to90% category.
Annual Free Scholarships to more than 170 students were also released by Udupi Sangha on this occasion.
Some of the State level Sports persons were also felicitated.
Shri. Sunder C. Molly Ex-President of the Sangha coordinated the felicitation to Merit Students with the support of Devadiga Mahila Vibhag and Devadiga Yuva Sangatane headed by Vikranth Devadiga and Smt. Jyothi Satish respectively.
Shri. Sudershan Devadiga . Hon. Treasurer of the Sangha read out the list of Donors and thanked them for their support. Donors were felicitated by Shri. K. Seethram Devadiga,President of the Sangha.
Shri. Ganesh Devadiga ImmediatePadt President ,Shri. Narayana Devadiga Vice President of the Sangha.Shri.Krishna Sherigar Ex - Vice President , Shri Nithyananda Sherigar Ex - Secretary and Shri. Rathakar G. S. Ex- Vice President Shri. Rathnakar Sherigar,Bengaluru were specially recognised for their support.
The officials of Devadiga Sangha Mumbai ,present at the event, headed by Shri Vasu. S. Devadiga felicitated the Team Udupi Sangha for their excellent coordination of the programme.
At the programme ,few of the Medical help cases were also released for assistance to the needy community members.
Shri.Aluru Raghuram Devadiga, President, Karnataka State Forest Employees Federation, Shri.K.Chandrashekhar, Vice. President Devadiga Sangha Bengaluru and Shri. Shambhu Sherigar.President Devadiga Sangha Bramhavara spoke on the occasion befittingly.
The programme commenced at 10.30 am after the Samoohika Satyanarayana Pooja and Bhajana discourse by Shree Seethrama Bhajana Mandali.
Smt. Jyoti Satish and her team invoked Prayers at the beginning and at the end Shri. Alevoor Harish Sherigar ; Hon Gen.Secretary of the Sangha extended Vote of Thanks to all who have supported the programme to make it a grand success.Shri. Raghavendra Sherigar and Smt. Shyamala Nithyananda Sherigar compered the Programme. Shri.Abhishek Sherigar and Shri.Rajesh Sherigar Alevoor coordinated the Graphic presentation.
The programme ended at 1.45 pm with National Anthem. More than 2000 Community members witnessed the programme and joined for the Lunch .
The programme was historical and ever memorable one.
With compliments from
Hiriadka Mohandas, Mumbai