Los Angeles, Jul 6: The curtains closed on the World Kannada Summit, organised by North American Vishwa Kannada Association (NAVIKA), here on Sunday, Jul 4.
Incidentally, the last day of the three-day Kannada Summit, organised by the non-profit organisation to promote and enrich Kannada Culture in America, happened to fall on the day United States celebrates its Independence Day.
And interestingly, the celebratory mood of the non-resident Kannadigas seems to overtake the Independence Day celebrations in the country.
Just as the first two days of the summit, the closing day was also an eventful one. Debates on topics on various areas of interest for the Kannidigas in America took the stage. Among all the debates held, Dr Siddalinga Pattana Shetty's debate could be deemed as the most interesting and effective one as he was able to sink in serious topics with a lightness of the heart and soul.
A total of six plays were staged on Jul 4 including NRI Vallisha Shasty's 'Tirugetu'. Music and dance shows were aplenty too.
Kikkere Krishnamurthy and Janardhan (Jenni) team's performance showcasing essence of Kannada light music and Janapada music was one among those performances that left the audiences delighted
The Summit came to end with the captivating performance of popular actor, Shivaraj Kumar along with Jennifer Kotwal and Sharmila Mandre.
Even though the World Kannada Summit 2010 can not be labeled as the best, the first ever conference held by Navika was definitely better than some seen in the past.