Chinnara Mela 2008 at Barkur
Chinnara Mela as the very name suggests, festival of tiny tots
was co organized by Shanthivana Trustģ, Shri Kshethra
Dharmasthala, Swami Vivekananda Samskrithika Kendra, Barkur,
www.barkuronline.com along with Koodli Shri Janardana Temple,
Barkur once again proved out to be grand success with the
participation of over 200 tiny tots from 15 Balavadis and
Anganavadis around Barkur. Consistently arranged for the 6th
year this festival is a platform to perform for the tiny tots in
and around Barkur is very well reciprocated by kids, teachers and
Oraganised at the campus of Koodli Shri Janardana Temple, Barkur
Chinnara Mela 2008 was presided over by Shrinivasa Shettigar of
Swami Vivekananda Samskrithika Kendra. Kishore Gonsalves of
inaugurated the festival by lighting the lamps along with the
other dignitaries present on the stage after the prayer song sung
by tiny tots themselves. K.Sathyanarayana Udupa, Administrator,
Koodli Shri Janardana Temple spoke on the occasion and appreciated
the organisers for giving an opportunity to the small kids to
perform which they wont get usually otherwise. He also suggested
the organisers to continue this unique effort and promised all his
support. K.K.Nayaka and Ram Bhat Sajangadde were present on the
stage. Gururaj Bhat of Swami Vivekananda Samskrithika Kendra
conducted the proceedings and Ashok Poojari proposed the vote of
What followed the stage programme was the 3 hours of sheer delight
in the form of dance, music and more dance by over 200 kids in all
sizes and dresses. The colorful kids festival left all the
audiences wanting for more and they all appreciated the wonderful
performances of these tiny tots.
"Nimanni Soirik" by PJ Karugalnade released at Dubai
Pius James D'Souza is a well known name in the field of Konkanni
Drama in Barkur. He proved himself to be a finest actor in Barkur
during his CYM days by acting in successful dramas like
Dadarcho Dada, Bebdyaachi Dhuv etc.
Now Pius James or PJ Karugalnade as he is popularly known,
ventured into the field of Konkanni Poetry by releasing his first
anthology of poems "Nimanni Soirik".
The debut collection of PJ's poems was released at the anniversary
of Daiji Dubai, Konkanni writers forum in Dubai on 28th
Kavitha publication has published P J Karunalgadeís collection of
poems, Sudhir Shetty, COO and general manager of UAE Exchange
released his book. Publisher Melvyn Rodrigues and Hemacharya,
Convener Daiji Dubai were present on the dais.
The book contains about 50 selected poems of PJ penned over the
Team barkuronline.com congratulates Pius James on the release of
his book and wishes him all the best in his future.
Mayura Flex Prints inaugurated at Brahmavara
Mayura Studios are the household names when it comes photography
in and around Barkur. Started by veteran lens man Stephen Lewis of
Barkur, at Saligrama, Mayura, carved a niche for itself in the
field of Photography and spread its wings to Brahmavar and
Adopting itself to the modern techniques of Photography, Mayura
pioneered into digital photography and video solutions for all
occasions around this area and boasts of most modern digital
printing technology installed in all the studios. Their
wonderfully mixed, crisply printed and up to date delivered
digital photo albums, well edited DVDs are the most sought after
in and around Barkur. So much they are in demand that there are
incidents of date and venues of weddings changed just to suite
with their busy schedules in the weddings season in the year. They
are invited to Bangalore and Mumbai at times by those who know
about their skills.
Mayura Brahmavar is managed by Alwyn Andrade of Moodahadu is
venturing into new era with most modern flex printing by starting
a state of the art, first of its kind in the area Digital Flex
Printing studio consisting of Wit Color Ultra 720 DPI printer in
Barhmavara. Flex banners are much in demand in the area and at
present available only at Udupi and Manipal. The banners will be
custom designed and printed at the same spot with minimum time and
they also provide, advertising solutions by displaying the printed
banners at places of the customerís choice.
The new studio inaugurated by Mrs. Faustine Andrade in a grand
function presided over by K.Jayaprakash Hegde, Ex-Minister and MLA
at 10.am at Max Complex in Brahmavara. Rev.Fr.Louis DíSa, Parish
Priest, St.Annís Church Thottam, blessed the complex. B.N.Shankara
Poojari , Ex President, Jilla Panchayath, lighted the lamps and
Baikadi Suprasada Shetty, Lawyer commissioned the new printing
machine. Birthi Rajesh Shetty, President, Grama Panchayath,
Varamballi, switched on the computers. Prof. K Narayanan ,
Principal, S.M.S. College, Brahmavara was the chief guest.
Alwyn Andrade Mayura Brahmavara, welcomed the gathering. Stephen
Lewis, of Mayura Saligrama proposed the vote of the thanks.
Prashanth Shetty, conducted the proceedings. Gretta Lewis, Member
, Saligrama Town Municipal Corporation, Sujatha Alwyn Andade,
Stephen Andrade of Mayura, Kallianpura and others were present at
Team barkuronline.com wishes our regular contributors of pictures
and news, The Mayura Group, every success in everything they do
and a flourishing business in their new venture.
News n Pics :Kishoo
Lawrence A. Sequeira,(48) Hosala H/O Wilma, S/O Late Victor and Late Theresa
Sequeira, Brother of Josephine, Ruby, Dora, Clara,Sr.Shanthi, Edna, Harry and
Daphne passed away on 24/03/2008.
leaves residence at 4 pm on 27th March to St.Peter's Church,
Barkur for mass and burial at 4.30 pm.
A man in-heritor with rich legacies of his parents, Lawrie shown signs of leadership qualities
during his School / College days in Barkur. Being an ace sportsman, even he represented District level,
in the Junior College, with handsome personality, was attracted by all. His contributions, during the
early years of ICYM was exceptional...To read more about Lawrence A Sequeira Click Here
Lewis,(86) Bennekudru, mother of Eugene/Matcel D'Souza (Sasthan),
Juliana/Gerry D'Souza (Valencia), Staney/Gretta Lewis, Grand
mother of Diana, Louis, Fr.Alwyn, Walty, Doreen, Arun (Sasthan),
Jeevan, Raja, Joylene (Valencia), Sydney, Shiney and Sunny (Bennekudru)
breathed her last on 24/03/2008.
leaves residence at 4 pm on 26th March to St.Peter's Church,
Barkur for mass and burial at 3.30 pm.
Alcohol De-addiction camp at Barkur.
A week long de-addiction camp for the alcohol addicts was
conducted at Moodukeri Shri Venugopalakrsihna Temple, jointly
orgnised by Shri kshethra Dhrmasthala Gramabhivraddhi Yojane,
Barkur and Hanehalli Grama Panchayath and Rotary Club, Barkur.
From the reports we received, its is believed to be a 100% success
as all the addicts joined the club are now born again new human
beings free of alcohol addiction!
Rev.Fr.RCM Aranha, Parish Priest Barkur inaugurated the camp and
advised the campers to be strong in their will and get free from
the clutches of this deadly addiction. B. Shantharama Shetty,
President, Barkur Grama Panchayath, presided over the camp
inaugural function. B.Ramananda Shetty, President, Hanehalli Grama
Panchayath, Savitha DíSouza, District Development Officer, Shri
kshethra Dhrmasthala Gramabhivraddhi Yojane, Jana Jagrathi Vedike,
Udupi Zonal President, Ramacahndra B., Brahamavar Zonal President,
Santhosh Kumar Hegde,
Kota Zonal President Sathynarayana Udupa and the temple
administrator Shankar were present on the occasion.
Venkataramana Bhandarkar welcomed the guests and campers and
proposed the vote of thanks.