Mangalore, May 6, 2014, DHNS:

Buntara Yane Naadavara Maatru Sanga will organise centenary celebrations of the association and ‘Buntara Mahasammelana’, at Bunts Hostel, in Mangalore, on May 9, at 5.30 pm, said Buntara Yane Naadavara Maatru Sanga President Maladi Ajit Kumar Rai.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Ajit Kumar Rai said that Dakshina Kannada District-in-Charge Minister Ramanath Rai, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Udupi- Chikmagalur MP Jayaprakash Hegde, Puttur MLA Shakuntala T Shetty, Mangalore City Corporation Mahabala Marla, Nitte University Chancellor Vinay Hegde, A J Group of Institutions A J Shetty, Mumbai Bunts Association President CA Shankar Shetty and other dignitaries will participate in the programme, he said.

Bunts Circle inauguration

Prior to the stage function, renovated Bunts Hostel circle will be inaugurated at 5 pm. District-in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai, Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, MCC Mayor Mahabala Marla, Mangalore South MLA J R Lobo, MLC Monappa Bhandary, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer  Tulasi Maddineni, Superintendent of Police Dr Sharanappa S D, MCC Commissioner S Ajith Kumar Hegde, MUDA Mohammed Najeer, RTO Mohammed Afjal Ahmed Khan and other will be present, he said.

Maladi Ajit Kumar Rai has sponsored the renovation and maintenance charges of the circle.

 Rai also said to mark centenary celebrations of the association, a centenary building will be constructed in Bunts Hostel.

It would consist of a marriage hall, as well as a commercial complex. Foundation stone will be laid in December and it would take four to five year to finish the work.

He added that a census of Bunts will be conducted in three districts- Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasaragod on centenary year. There are around 14,000 members in the Sangha now. To increase the number a village-level committees will be formed, he said.

Association General Secretary Meghanath Shetty, Treasurer K Manmohan Shetty, Joint-

 Courtesy: Deccan Herald