Courtesy by www.newskarnataka.com
Dubai: The UAE Bunts held their 43rd get-together in a grand manner at Amal Ball Room J W Marriott Hotel Hall on May 19. A large crowd comprising enthusiastic members from Bunts community gathered here from various parts of UAE.
A magnificent welcome was given to the chief guests at the auditorium with “PoornakumbhaKalalshas” to the accompaniment of the famous Chende drumming from Kerala.
Dr. B R Shetty and Dr. Chandrakumari B R Shetty, chief patrons of UAE Bunts, inaugurated the event by lighting the traditional lamp in the presence of executive committee members, guests and dignitaries who had gathered at the venue.
The chief guest of the day was Justice Santhosh Hegde, former judge of Supreme Court of India, former solicitor general of India and former Lokayukta of Karnataka State along with Bollywood celebrity guest Pooja Hedge from Mumbai.
The other special attraction of the day was “Porluda Samsaara” contest. The selected seven bunt families who had undergone tough selection rounds presented their various talents on stage and finally Santhosh Shetty &Jayashri Shetty family won the Porluda Samsaara title. The live reality type show was applauded by guests and all audience for its uniqueness. The winners are presented with surprising gifts and a family stay in a five-star resort.
Justice Santhosh hedge was honoured with Banta Vibhooshana award for his remarkable service towards nation and humanity. Dr. B R Shetty, along with other dignitaries, presented this award to Justice Hegde. Speaking to the audience after receiving the honour, Justice Hegde expressed his happiness over the felicitation. He said, “This award has increased my responsibility and inspired me more to work towards my nation.” He wished all success to Bunt community and the guests gathered there for their future endeavours.
The event was compered by very popular emerging young Bunt talent Saiheel Rai from Namma tv fame anchor Mangalore followed by Nishan Rai, a famous young singer who was the finalist of Namma tv super singer. The mesmerising fusion of words and music by this young duo kept the gathering enthralled.
During the programme, UAE Bunts honoured community students who had achieved 90 percent marks and above in 10th and 12th. Bunts students excelling in the field of sports and achievers of recognitions like Sheikh Hamdan Awards/Sharjah Awards during the year 2016/2017 were honoured by Dr. B R Shetty.
As a part of entertainment, live musical orchestra, filmy dance presentations were staged by young and energetic talents from Bunt community. Many attractive gift hampers, spot prizes were distributed to the participants of various games and activities.
The whole responsibility of the execution of the colourful and vibrant 43rd UAE Bunts get-together was headed by Chief Coordinator of UAE Bunts, Karnataka Rajyotsava Award winner Sarvottham Shetty.
Famous businessmen and dignitaries of Bunts community participated in the program. Chairman of Fortune group of Hotels Praveen Shetty, President of UAE Exchange Sudhir Kumar Shetty, Chief of Arab Udupi Hotels Shekhar Shetty, MD of Ace Cranes Gunasheel Shetty, Chairman of Heat Shield Premnath Shetty and many other guests were present during the event. All the sponsors were honoured with beautiful mementos from UAE Bunts as a token of gratitude.
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