GSB Sabha Kuwait, founded in 2003, successfully celebrated its eleventh annual program ”Konkani Pratibha 2014” at Indian Community School Auditorium in Khaitan. The event began with an introduction of the program by master of ceremony, Mr. Navin Prabhu, followed by the invocation song by the ladies of Sabha.
This was followed by the lighting of lamp by President Dr. Surendra Nayak Kapadi, Vice-President Anil Prabhu, Secretary Srinivas M Prabhu, Treasurer Ramananda Kamath, Joint Secretary Jagadeeshwar Shanubhogue, PRO Manjeshwar Mohandas Kamath and members of advisory committee comprising of Mr. B.Prakash Pai, Mr. Haridas Acharya and Mr. Rajaram Pai Kateel. Navin Prabhu enthralled the gathered audience with hilarious talks and mimicry.
Cultural programs began with a grand invocation dance and a devotional song performed by Sabha children followed by the President’s speech, where he extended a warm welcome to the audience gathered in large numbers. Main attraction of the event started with a mesmerizing performance by famous Hindustani classical singer Pandit Shri. Upendra Bhat, sung some of the best known classical vocal, abhang and dasavanis.
Panditji, who is a disciple of late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, is an acclaimed classical vocalist reminded the audience of his legendary Guru. Crowd was totally captivated by energetic artists of Sabha with a superlative Konkani drama, written by late N.B.Kamath, Paddule Diet. The drama was totally directed and enacted by Sabha members, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.
A commemorative souvenir to mark the yearly event was released by Panditji. Souvenir included informative articles by Sabha members and children. Srinivas Prabhu proposed the vote of thanks. The event concluded with a grand traditional dinner arranged by Management Committee with the help of Sabha volunteers.