Thiya Samaj, Mumbai, founded in 1944 has been rendering yeoman services in social, culturaland educational fields for over six decades. It is giving educational aids and awards scholarships to the needy and deserving students of weaker sections of our community.
To bring our community members closer we have been conducting series of programs and many more are in the pipeline. This year we have decided to conduct Thiya.s Utsav-2009 in Mumbai commencing from 28th February 2009 and concluding on 21st March 2009. This program is being conducted in association with Thiya Samaj, Dubai, U.A.E., Kudroli Sri Bhagavathi Kshetra, Sri Bhagavathi Co-operative Bank Ltd., Mangalore and with help from all Thiya Associations.
During this period we will have series of cultural programs commencing with inaugural session with Yakshagana Bayalata .SHRI BHAGAWATHI MAHATME.. This drama would help us to educate all our members and the general public about origin of Thiya Community and its rich culture. This would also help our children in understanding our culture better.
The program would conclude with grand .SRI SRINIVASA KALYANA MAHOTSAVA. for world peace and prosperity in the presence of Sri K. V. Ramanachari, I.A.S., Executive Officer, Sri Tirumala Tirupathi Devastanam. Kalyana Mahotsava will be conducted by Sri S. Venkatesh Murthy, Co-ordinator, South Zone, Dasa Sahitya Project, Bangalore and his team. We will also have various programs at Dubai on 13th March 2009 and at Mangalore on 14th March 2009. Other details of the program will be published separately.
The program would highlight about our 18 Thiya Temples situated between Kasaragod and Sashihitlu. This would also bring to light activities of about 1000 Tharawads of our community. It is known that many of our Tharawads are flourishing and many are still dormant. Many of these Tharawads are operating without a proper priest. On this occasion we have decided to gather more information of all our Tharawads and its activities. We therefore request all our members to give details of their Tharawad which will help us to contact them and get more details and approach appropriate Government body for remuneration for the priests and other developmental activities. This program would also give emphasis on these Tharawads and help the dormant one to rise up and work for the benefit of our community.
It has also been decided to felicitate prominent members of our community and other dignitaries from various fields. We request all our members to take active part in the entire program and be recipient of blessings of Lord Sri Venkateshwara and Padmavathi Devi.
The entire program is expected to cost us approximately Rs. 51,00,000/- (Rupees fifty one lacs). We therefore request all our philanthropic minded members to contribute generously and sponsor various items required for this purpose. Major heads of expenses are:
- Pooja items
- Various types of sweets (51 items)
- Mandap and mandap decoration
- Prasadam (puliyogare) for about 10,000 people
- Posters / Hoardings
- Diesel Generator sets for uninterrupted electricity supply
- Lighting and Electricity
- T V screen for projecting the program to the devotees
- Sanmana Patra
- Press and publicity
- Travel arrangement for the priests and other members from Tirupati to Mumbai and back.
- Travel arrangements for artists of bayalata from Mangalore to Mumbai and back
- Boarding and lodging arrangements for our guests
- Remuneration for Yakshagana artists.
- And many many more items.
More details and the cost of these items are available with the members of the Managing Committee and sub-committees of Thiya Samaj.
We earnestly solicit your fullest co-operation in making this event a grand success.
For THIYA SAMAJ,
Hon. Gen. Secretary