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CONFERRING HONOUR: The Deputy Commissioner V. Ponnuraj felicitating noted artiste Vasudeva Bhat at the Suvarna Samskriti Dibbanna function at the Town Hall in Udupi on Monday. Photo: R. Eswarraj
CONFERRING HONOUR: The Deputy Commissioner V. Ponnuraj felicitating noted artiste Vasudeva Bhat at the Suvarna Samskriti Dibbanna function at the Town Hall in Udupi on Monday. Photo: R. Eswarraj

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It started from Byndoor in Udupi district on October 5

  • It started from Byndoor in Udupi district on October 5
  • The Dibbanna passed through the main streets of the city

    UDUPI: The Suvarna Karnataka Samskriti Dibbanna was given a rousing reception when it entered Udupi city on Monday. The Dibbanna started from Byndoor in Udupi district on October 5.

    The Dibbanna, which portrays the history and culture of Karnataka, passed through the main streets of the city.

    Glorious past

    Speaking at a function organised to mark the Suvarna Karnataka Samskriti Dibbanna celebrations by the district administration at the Town Hall here, MLA K. Raghupati Bhat said the State had a glorious history.

    He said, it was necessary for the people to respect the language and culture of the State.

    The recently concluded legislative session in Belgaum had sent the right message to the Kannadigas living in the border areas, he said. Inaugurating the cultural programme, president of Udupi Zilla Panchayat B.N. Shankar Poojary said everyone should protect and promote Kannada language.

    It was essential to remember the sacrifices of those who worked tirelessly for the unification of Karnataka.

    Eminent persons such as Bannanje Ramacharya, Manna Saheb, U.P. Upadhyaya, Dogu Pannar, Indira Halambi, Udupi Vasudeva Bhat, K.L. Bhat, Shambhu Shetty, P. Ramakrishna Kalyani, Giridhar Rao, Hiriyadka Gopal Rao, K.R. Hande, Bola Poojary, and Kodavoor Madhava Rao were felicitated.

    Officials present

    Deputy Commissioner V. Ponnuraj, chief executive officer of Udupi Zilla Panchayat P. Hemalatha, president of Udupi City Municipal Council Shantha Naik, former chairman of Syndicate Bank K.K. Pai, writer Udyavar Madhav Acharya and principal of MGM College M.L. Samaga, were present.

    An art exhibition was held at the Town Hall in association with the Karnataka Lalitkala Academy.

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