ATI DA ONJI DINA Celebrated by BY KARNATAKA RAJYA DEVADIGARA SANGHA MANGALORE
Mangalore; Karnataka Rajya Devadigara Sangha in Association with Mahila sanghatane and Yuva Sanghatane organised the Traditional “ ATI DA ONJI DINA “ on 26th July 2015 at Newly Commissioned Air-conditioned Samaja Bhavan Hall.
Chief Guest Dr Ganesh Amin Sankamar; the Head of Kannada Department St Aloysious College delivered tkey note address about significance of “Ati” and the reason behind this traditional Celebration with seasonal food, for about an hour. The nearly packed audience listened to his scinhe tillating speech which was crystal clear and enjoyed it. His talk also included befitting Tulu Folk songs in regular intervals to the delight of audience. Dr.Ganesh is well known for his Tulu vocabulary and delivered the befitting messages to suit the occasion and the entire audience listened to the his speech spell bound.
Another Guest, Professor Sunder Moily also added flavour to the significance of Ati by sharing his child hood experiences in the village life
Sri B G Mohan Das founder of Devadiga.com and President of Lions Club, Manipal was another honoured guest.
The programme started with prayer from Kumari Divyashree followed by a welcome note by the President of Mahila Sanghatane Smt Geetha Kalyanpur. President of Karnataka Rajya Devadigara Sangha, Sri Vaman Maroly thanked the young ones , who decorated venue beautifully and all the ladies who prepared the traditional food used during the month of Ati . He also took the opportunity to highlight the gathered crowd about the recent improvement of infra structure by Air -Conditioning the Samaja Bhavan Hall and also providing a False Ceiling with Acoustic Tiles to make it “ ECHO” free which could be used now for any Sophisticated programmes .
Sri Rathnakar Devadiga , vice President; M Devdas , Gen Secretary , and Sri Prashanth M H ; President Yuva Sanghatane with members of Managing Committee were present.
Prashanth M H Prsesident Yuva sanghatane expressed the gratitude for all those who made the function a Grand Success .
Mr Srinivas Devadiga , “ Namma T V “ fame compared the programme with his professional touch .
“ ATI DA KODANJE “ from the members of Devadiga Sangha Pavanje was the added attraction with Tulu “ PARDANA “ From the ladies of Mahila Sanghatane , Mangalore .
Kumari Shibhani with Kumari Sowjanya entertained the crowd with Bingo Game until the Judgement of Cooking competition was ready to be announced . The special dishes were judged by Smt Asha Shetty President Lions Club Kankanady Padil and Smt Shobha Vasanth Devadiga and assisted by Smt Veni Maroly , past President , Mahila sanghatane and Smt Mamtha Devadiga , Secretary Mahila Sanghatane .
Smt Asha Shetty, Managing Partner of Manasa Industies , Mangalore sponsored the gifts for the winners of the Competition and an appreciation gifts for all the Participants .
” KALITHA GADANGU”” by the enterprising youths attracted and appreciated by the crowd ....
Winners of GROUP Preparation:
1st Prize “ Atida Thammana “ : by Bakimar Group , lead by Smt Veena Ganesh Maroly
2nd Prize “ Atida Parbha “ : by Smt Hema Devadiga and Group
3rd Prize “ Atida Gouji “ : by S L K Group Lead by Smt Sheela Lohithaksha Kadri
Consolation price were also given to:
4th Place “ Atida Porlu “: by Smt Shyamala Devadiga and group
5th Place “ Atida Gammath “: by Smt Prema Devadiga and Group
6th Place “ Atida Atil “: by Smt Sumathi Devdas and Group
7th Place “ Atida Kodanje “ : by Smt Reshma Pushparajj Devadiga
8th Place “ Atida Parimala “ : by Smt Padmavathi Devadiga and group
Winners of Individual Preoaration are:
1st Prize “ Kendada Adde “ : by Smt Yashoda Mohandas
2nd Price “ Gaje Baje Thevu Saru “ : by Smt Ranjani Devadiga
3rd Price “ Pathradde with Chutnees “: by Smt Geetha J Devadiga
Consolation price were also given to:
Smt Geetha Prakaschandra: “ Pelakaida Rechada Chutni “
Smt Kasthuri Sanjeeva Devadiga : “ Pelakaida Usuli “
Smt Prafulla Ullal : “ Maruvai Aajaddina “
Smt Priyanka : “ Pelakaida Pachiru “
Smt Laxmi Devadiga: “ Patholi “
Smt Lata Madhav : “ Thetla Padengi “
Smt Kalyani Kanvatheertha : “ Yenneda Adde “
Smt Nirmala Gokul: “ Chellangayi Chutnee “
Smt Kusama Devadiga: “ Maruvaida Adde “
Smt Sulochana Devadiga: “ Pelthadida Holige “
Smt Jayanthi Devadiga: “ Neeru Dose Bokka Thimareda Chutnee “
Smt Geetha kalyanpur: “ Pelakayeeda Gatti ,, Kottige Bokka Chutnee “
Smt Veni Maroly : “ Semeda Adde Bokka Chipe Peru “
We; Appreciate Mr Padmanabha devadiga & Mrs Mamatha Padmanabha devadiga for sourcing majority of antics from their home, which gave special ambience to Aatidonji Dina event...
Judges were very judicious in selecting the winners, as the point between 1st and the last one is very marginal. However since it is a competition they had to pick up the best “ THREE “
Karnataka Rajya Devadigara sangha, Mangalore is grateful to all the participants for their delicious , mouth watering Ati Da food . which was sufficient for all the gathering numbering more than 500 .
LOOK FORWARD FOR THE NEXT ATI AFTER 12 MONTHS !