Annual get-together of Jayalakshmi Kodava Association held

Members of Jayalakshmi Kodava Association

The Seventeenth annual get-together of Jayalakshmi Kodava Association, Mysuru, was held on Aug. 14 at Kodagu Sahakara Sangha in Jayalakshmipuram.

On the occasion, merit scholarship was awarded to the following children of members:  Machangada Srujana Ponnamma, Kaveri Somaiah, Taran Ponappa, Shivani Uthappa and Antriksh Kalappa. Dr. Macharanda Uthappa was honoured for securing his Ph.D Degree in Engineering from VTU while Dr. Geetha Cariappa Chonira was honoured for authoring her first English story book The House of Mayflowers (A Tale From Kodagu).

President Balliyanda P. Uthappa, who presided, requested members to take active part through their attendance both during good and bad times.

Treasurer Muckatira Somaiah presented the accounts for the year 2021-2022. Pandiyanda Anil Cariappa and Mallangada Shwetha Jayaprakash rendered invocation. Shwetha Jayaprakash also welcomed. Condolences were offered to 5 members who departed during the last two years.

The previous year’s team will continue to function as Committee for 2022-2023,  headed by Balliyanda P. Uthappa as President, Pandiyanda Girish as Vice-President, Jammada Ganesh Ayanna as Secretary, Muckatira A. Somaiah as Treasurer.

Muruvanda Indira Ganapathy had decorated the hall on Independence Day theme, befitting  75th Anniversary celebrations.

Early bird award went to Mrs. & Mr. Meriyanda Prithviraj & Padma and  Pandanda Poonacha. Under the category of  best Tricolour attire, Muruvanda Indira Ganapathy bagged the prize.  Lucky Snacker – Devanira Viju Machaiah and Kodandera Diya Harsha,  Child artiste Devanshi Jayaprakash Mallangada and Manepeda Jumble Fun game was won by Pandiyanda Savitha Girish and Chendanda Sunitha Deepak. All the Committee members took active part in organising the programme.

Maneyapanda Mary Cariappa  cut a cake to commemorate  her 90th birthday which she had celebrated recently.

Pandiyanda Savitha Girish compered. Kodira Jyothi Poonacha assisted her in conducting the Scholarship and Honouring event. Codanda Chitra Medappa proposed a vote of thanks.

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