Belthangady: Ganeshotsava celebrations bring unity in the society, said Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. P. Subrahmanya Yedapadithaya.
Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava Samiti and Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Gramodyoga organised Ganeshotsava under the aegis of Venoor Phalguni Seva Sangha.
He was speaking after presiding over a religious meeting of the 22nd annual Sarvajanik Sri Ganeshotsav held at Mainpete here in the Association. He said that this is a festival for bonding with each other. May the life of all be made better by the worship of bhakti.
Advocate Sahana Kunder Sood delivered a guiding speech and said, “Today relationships have lost value due to overuse of mobile. She said that change is possible again only through women who have the ability to build a home and a society.
Venoor Mahalingeshwara Temple Managing Committee Chairman P. Y. Purushothama Rao, office-bearers and members of Phalguni Seva Sangha and Sarvajanika Ganeshotsav Samiti were present. MLA Harish Poonja visited the function. Pujas were performed under the leadership of Gopalakrishna Upadhyaya and Sripathi Upadhyaya. This was followed by various cultural programmes.
Phalguni Seva Sangha Founder President V. S. Jayaraj presented prefactory. Puja Committee President Sudhir Bhandari welcomed the gathering and Secretary Sudeep Patwardhan gave the vote of thanks. Lecturer Mahaveer Jain Moodukodi compered the programme.
Theatre artiste and Venoor Grama Panchayat President Nemayya Kulal, Social Worker Kumuda Karanth and child talent Ashish M. Rao were felicitated