Moodbidri: “Alva’s Virasat is a unique occasion because it is a privilege for all of us. This event creates a wonder in me as it is special and as it enlightens us about our culture. The credit of conducting this event should be given Dr M Mohan Alva, chairman of Alva’s Education foundation”, said Dr Vinay Hegde, President of Nitte Education Trust, who gave presidential speech at Alva’s Virasat on 8th January 2015.
Mr Ramanath Rai, Minister of forestry, environment and wild life department, government of Karnataka, in his inaugural speech appreciated the work of Dr Alva saying that, the synonym for Moodbidri is Mohan Alva. He has modified this place and he is also working to inculcate the values of culture and tradition in the students. He has brought social unity in this region.
The recipient of Alva’s Virasat award 2015, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan expressed his gratitude for selecting him as the awardee. He also added that realization of art and culture is more in South. He congratulated Dr Alva and team for their efforts.And said that he would always spread the message of peace and harmony through music.
Mr Krishna Kumar, CEO of Canara Bank, Bangalore, Mr Jayaram Bhat, CEO of Karnataka Bank, Dr G Shankar, President of Shankar Family Trust, Mr M N Rajendra, President of SCDCC Bank, Mr Amarnath Shetty, Ex Minister, Captain Ganesh Karnik, MLC , Mr A B Ibrahim, D C of Dakshin Kannada were also present. Mr Kidur Venugopal Shetty, Lecture in Kannada, Alva’s PU College mastered the ceremony.