The like-minded Kannada cinema journalists have joined together and formed ‘BALAGA’ on Sunday at Bangalore Press Club. Nearly 35 cine scribes from various newspapers and tabloids met in one roof to float a new organization with some strong motives to work in the interest of all.
The ‘Balaga’ members passed the idea of S.K.Shamasunder to offer the position of guiding members to senior journalists P.G.Srinivasamurthy and A.S.Murthy. They are called as ‘Margadarshakaru’. Mr Girish Rao.H. Alias Jogi of Kannada Prabha was elected the President. thatskannada.com editor S.K.Shamasunder was elected vice President. Prashanth Rai of Udayavani got elected as General Secretary and K.M.Veeresh of Chitraloka mega portal was elected as secretary.
K.Suresh of Udayavani – Treasurer, Aruna of Gruhashoba as internal auditor were also elected. The committee members are – Udaya Marakini (Kannada Prabha), Parameshwara Gundkal (Udayavani), Jyothi Raghuram (The Hindu), Babu Dinakar (Hosa Diganta) and Nandakumar (Hello Gandhinagar).
The three hours General Body meeting of ‘Balaga’ also passed the constitution with minor changes for registration in its general body meeting.
There are many programs and plans in the kitty of ‘Balaga’ in the coming days. Wait for more activities.
Ravichandran and Rockline Venkatesh were happy on the formation of new association. To work in the interest of all by ‘Balaga’ was wholeheartedly welcomed by crazy star Ravichandran and top producer Rockline Venkatesh.