Iftar function was organized on 7th August 2012 at Shivaram Karanth Auditorium at the Vidyagiri campus on the occasion of Ramzan, the holy festival of the Muslims. The Iftar began with prayers (Namaz) breaking of the daily fast in true spirit of the tradition. The gathering was addressed by various illuminories including the chairman Dr. M. Mohan Alva.
Speaking on the occasion, Mangalore based trader Hameed Hassan said that Ramzan is observed by Muslims as a penance to please Allah, the Almighty. The need of the hour is to propagate the teachings of Prophet Mohammed in society, in order to promote harmonious living, added Hameed Hassan.
Venkatakrishna welcomed the gathering and compered the function. Senior artist Ganesh Somayaji thanked everyone. Art promoter Kotiprasad Alva from Mangalore, students and a good number of art connoisseurs were present on the occasion.
Tahsildar Shri Muralidar K, Town Councillor Ratnakar Devadiga, H M Khader Khan and others also graced the occasion.Former MP and AICC National Chief Secretary Shri Vinay Kumar Sorake said that community celebration of various festivals is indeed great virtue of our country which has such diverse culture and religions.