Posthumous 'Lifetime Achievement Award' to Uma K. Aithal

One great news - It is so gratifying to understand from the B. S. K. B. A. (Bombay South Kanara Brahmin’s Association) committee that they have decided to confer a posthumous ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Uma K. Aithal, for her contribution to the association in the field of Fine Arts/Music. It is indeed a great honour & recognition of her talent & capability and for her several years’ of dedication, hard work & sincerity in organizing those memorable programs – month after month for one year, in the B. S. K. B. A.

The award will be presented on the 29th of March’09, during the annual General Body meeting. I was told about this earlier and am also requested to take the award in person.

However, I felt the award should be taken by my revered Maami since she is the eldest in our big family and she also is the one who nursed Uma’s talents in those early years, despite all her difficulties. I have requested her to do so on all our behalf, through a request mail to Laxmish earlier. I shall also request her over the phone, on all our behalf.

I am sure Uma will be virtually around during the Award Ceremony. We should all be proud of this recognition for her.

All of you that can participate in the event, please do so. Since I just cannot make it, I will virtually be present - send my mind, feelings & the mood of pride for my dear Uma on this memorable occasion.

Namaskaras to all elders; and blessings to all others.

Krishnamurthy K. Aithal

Citations conferred upon Smt. Uma K. Aithal

Citation by the 'B.S.K.B.A.'     Citation by the 'Dubai Lakshmi Shobane' group.     'Sadvi Shiromani Award' by the 'MIT Faculty Club'.     Press Clipping     Citation by 'Takshila Ladies Association'

A portrait of Uma K. Aithal by her (Dubai) painting guru, Shri. Atul Panase

Portrait by Shri. Atul Panase