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Ballari To Host Christha Nanama Christmas TV Programme

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altBALLARI, DEC. 11, 2014: Christha Namana Christmas cultural programme of music and dance which will be telecast live by Doordarshan’s Chandana Channel will be held in on Dec. 14 at Bellary.

The colourful cultural fiesta will commence at 5.30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Good Shepherd Auditorium, St. Philomena’s School, Ballari.

organized on 14th December ,Sunday at 5.30p.m at Good Shepherd Auditorium , St. The two-hour event will be jointly organized by Doordarshan Kendra Bangalore, All India Radio Hosapete, Catholic Diocese of Bellary and United Christian Forum Ballari.

Christha Namana event is held annually in order to celebrate holy season of Christmas.

The program will be inaugurated by Archbishop Bernard Moras, Archbishop of  Bangalore and President of Karnataka Regional Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Swami Kalyana Mahaswami of Kalyana Mutt Ballari, Khaji Ghouse Siddiqui, and Brahmakumari Nirmalaji of Ballari Center.

Ballari Member of Parliament Sri Sriramulu, Ballari MLA Sri Anil Lad, City Corporation Mayor Sri Ramesh and Ballari Zilla Panchayat President Smt. B. Anita Anand will be the guests of honour.

Invitations have been sent in the name of Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Ballari, Dr. Mahesh Joshi, IBS, Addl. Director General (South Zone) Doordarshan, Sri N. Chandrashekar, IBS, Deputy Director General, DDK, Bengaluru, and Sri Arun Prabhakar, IBS, Director (Engineering ) AIR, Ballari- Hosapete.

City institutions such as St. Philomena’s School, St. Joseph’s Co-Ed School, St. Joseph’s Boys School, Holy Cross School Laxminagar Camp, St. Anthony Cathedral Choir, Cantonment Church Choir, Bandihatti Church Choir, Trinity Church Choir, AG Church Choir and many other organizations will contribute programmes to Christa Namana.

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