Billawa Jagruti Balaga felicitated Kabaddi Queen Mamatha Poojary on World Women’s day
By Ishwar M. Ail Pic’s by. Dinesh Kulal.
Mumbai : Mamatha Poojary the Captain of the Indian women’s Kabaddi team who conferred with the Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee, Ekalvya Krida Award, Karnataka Rajyothsawa Award in 2014 etc. was felicitated by Billawa Jagruti Balaga on 8th March at Chembur Fine Arts Auditorium, Mumbai during the World Womens’ day celebrations organised by Balaga’s Mahila Vibhag. Representatives of various community organizations were also felicitated Mamata Poojary.
In reply to felicitation addressing the women’s she said nothing is impossible for women which I proved in Kabbadi, the game of Men’s. In the beginning when I was playing Kabaddi I used to get minor injuries so my parents were not happy to Kabaddi because it’s a game of mens. But I proved it that nothing is impossible for women. I am not feeling that I am in Mumbai I can see the atmosphere of Tulunadu here as most of us are speaking Tulu.
President of Billawa Jagruti Balaga N. T. Poojary, Chairperson of Mahila Vibhag Sharada Suru Karkera, BJP spokes person of Maharashtra Shaina N C, Secretary of Mahila Vibhag Rekha Sadanand, Krupa Bhojraj felicitated Mamata Poojary.
Sharada Suru Karkera in her speech said, It is very happy to see that Mamata is here today to accept our felicitation. Our Mahila Vibhag was started 13 years back in this same place. She thanked and congratulated all the members and supporters of Mahila Vibhag for their contribution since beginning.
President N T Poojary thanked to Shaina and Mamata Poojary and said International women’s’ day is about recognizing the achievement of women. He appreciated Mahila Mandal which is more into social activities and which is having several branches.
Other office bearers and Dignitaries like Suru C. Karkera, Suresh S. Poojary, K Bojaraj, Babu Shiva Poojary, D B Amin, Purushottam S Kotiyan, Keshav Kotian, Padmanabha Poojary, Harish Poojary, Laxman Poojary and others were present.
Latika Amin compared the programme. Various dances programmes by the Ladies wing members and Tulu Drama ‘Moksha’ by Vijaykumar Tonse and team entertained the audience.
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