Dubai: Kannada PaateShaale – Dubai, the dream baby of Kannada Mitraru Dubai has completed 4 seasons successfully. The School conducted a valedictory ceremony toconclude the activities of the year 2017-18 in a memorable way.
Mr.PrabhakarAmbaltere, Karnataka NRI forum Chief Secretary, Mr.DruvaSatyanarayan, an NKR & a strong supporter of Kannada language , Mr. Anthony Abraham one of the main supporter of Kannada Paatha Shale and Mr. Harish Kodiexecutive committee member of KNRI forum U.A.E were the chief guests of the program.
The Program started by prayer song, sung by the student of kannadapaatashaale , Master Manish Kumar Narendra. Mr.NagarajRao welcomed the guests and parents gathered in the school.
Mr. Shashidhar Nagrajappa, Chiefconvenor of Kannada paataShaale& President of Kannada Mitraru U.A.E , rendered theacquaints of the school activities of this season to the gathered parents and guests.
Mr.PrabhakarAmbaltere addressed the gathering, recognised the selfless services rendered by the teachers of kannadapaatashaale and congratulated all of them. He also spoke about the difficulty, the organizers faces and appreciated the team for conducting classes for a continuous period of six months every year. He also assured to get some support from Karnataka Government to host the Kannada School activities in a smooth manner in the future seasons to come.
Mr.DhruvaSatyanarayan spoke in short and suggested the team to make the children feel proud about their mother tounge and encouraged the children to learn kannada more and more.
Mr. Antony Abhram , the other respected guest, congratulated the whole team of kannadapaateshaale for their tremendous efforts bringing up such a helpful concept in Dubai. Lastly, Mr. Harish Kodi addressed the gathering and he suggested the teachers to teach more moral values to the children along with kannada education as it is more important to the upcoming generation.
The program continued with few parents voluntarily came up to speak about their experience with kannadapaatashaale and expressed their gratitude to the teachers, organizers and to all the people who are part of Kannada paatashaale.
Then, the most awaited event for the kids, certificate distribution was carried out in the leadership of Mrs.ShilpaSiddalingesh. The guests honoured all children with certificates and medals as a token of appreciation.
Children of 4th class were happy to receive the book -kannadakalikakaipidi obtained from Karnataka Development Board from State Government with the help of KNRI forum President Mr. Praveen Kumar Shetty.
Mr.PrabhakarAmbaltere presented the mementos to all the teachers who make themselves available to teach the kids on every weekend. Mrs Kamakshisuresh& Mrs ChetanaGavaskar shared their experience on behalf of teachers ,Mrs.ShwethaNadig Sharma compered the show and the program was concluded by vote of thanks to the guests and parents by Roopa Shashidhar .
Special thanks were given to organizing committee members and supporter Mr.Siddalingesh BR, Gavaskar, Meti, PuttaRaju, NagarajRao, Santosh, Girish,Vineeth ,Yuvaraj,Venkatramana and all other supporters.
Next batch of Kannada Classes will start from November 2018 till Aprill2019, further information will be released soon.
Report by ShwethaNadig
Pictures by VenkataramanaKamath.