Dr.H.S.Ballal graces the 17 ​Tulu Koota Qatar Annual Day celebrations as guest of honor​ - BUNTS NEWS WORLD
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Dr.H.S.Ballal graces the 17 ​Tulu Koota Qatar Annual Day celebrations as guest of honor​

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Doha: Tulukoota  annual  day  held on may 19, 2017 at Delhi public  school  auditorium was an evening  which touched its  members  heart  and soul. Tulukoota is one  organization  which cuts across all difference and brings together  people with just the language as a common  string.


Chief guest of the evening was H.E P. Kumaran Indian Ambassador to Qatar, Guests Of Honor Dr.H.S.Ballal and First Lady President of ICC Milan Arun.Tiny tots and ladies of Tulu Koota Qatar welcomed the gathering with a wonderful dance. Vice president Kiran Anand made the opening remark and intruduced the Guest anchor Nithesh Shetty Yekkar . President Ravi Shetty welcomed the  gathering and thanked all those who have worked hard behind the event.  

Chief Guest HE Shri P.Kumaran released the sub edition of Annual day souvenire "Nirel" .Tulukoota Technical Coordinator Mr.Nithesh Doddanagudde was the Chief Editor of the same, graphic design was done by Ex Qatar Multitalented Sanjay Chapolkar from Bangalore.Chief guest of the evening H.E P. Kumaran Indian Ambassador to Qatar and Guest of Honor Dr.R.Seetharaman were presented with mementos as a token of commemoration.

The program was a success in its essence with bringing humbleness love and  affection in the air  for the receivers of  prestigious  Tulunadu bolpu  awards which is being given to the  social workers  from the Tulunadu who have selflessly  worked towards the less fortunate  community and  empowering them. Tulunaada Bolpu Awardees Hajjabba Harekala, Sunil D'souza and Sri Krishna Kumar Punja .





Harekala Hajabba: known as AKSHARA SANTA (Saint of Letters) is an orange vendor in the city of MangaloreKarnataka and a well-known social reformer. Despite being uneducated, Hajabba fought tirelessly to build a government school in his native Newpadpu in Harekala by pooling money he earned and by seeking donors help. The British Broadcasting Corporation published an article on him with the title "Unlettered fruit-seller's Indian Education Dream" in November, 2012. He is the winner of 'Real Heroes' award by CNN IBN and Reliance Foundation.

Krishna Kumar Punja: Krishna Kumar Punja has been in the forefront of social service activities and social awareness campaigns for years. From organizing blood donation, health awareness camps to free medical check-ups, eye-testing camps, he has contributed in abundance towards the social wellbeing.

Sunil D’souza:Vishwasada Mane, the name in itself infuses faith among the homeless and those in need of care and Sunil D’Souza is the person and inspiration behind this. The care center at Shankerpura near Udupi has been panacea for many in need of helping hand, especially for people with unsound mind. The center is popularly known for providing shelter to many homeless psychiatric patients who wander on the streets.

A standing ovation was given by the audience when the Tulunadu Bolpu award was conferred on the awardees and left  them  with inspiration.







Children who were excelled in different field were honoured on the occasion. Neha Shetty was felicitated for her brilliant performance in Shuttle badminton at GCC level. Aishwarya Shetty was felicitated for her noble initiative of working for Teach for India and also for winning May queen 2017.

Musical extragavanza by the renowened singers from Mangalore Mr.Prakash Mahadevan and Roopa Prakash was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.

The evening didnt seem to cease  as towards the  end the local talent presented ‘May 22’, a Tulu play directed by Prasanna Shetty, Bailuru of Team Prashamsa fame was staged on the occasion. Many of the locally well-known artists gave a memorable performance .  Audience appreciated the professionalism in acting and the heart touching message, the rib tickling comedy and the emotional feelings gave a special meaning to the play.





Whole event was well anchored by the Guest MC Mr. Nithesh Shetty Yekkar ,while the public function efficiently handled by Sr.Member Mrs Sowmya Dinesh Shetty.

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