25 Years of Bunts Cultural Association, Delhi
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Let us turn the hour glass back in time by 25 years and relive the landmarks and footprints
left behind by the stalwarts of our community in this historical city of Delhi.
The foundation for the BCA Delhi was laid thanks to the efforts and hard work by some of the dynamic and enterprising Bunts like M/s. K.S.Naik, K.Balakrishna Shetty, K.Raviraj Hegde, K. Sadanada Shetty, K.T.Shetty, Arvind Hegde, S.B.Shetty, Ananda Krishna Shetty, Vaman S. Poonja, to name a few, which culminated in its formation in the month of August 1977, with Mr. K. Shankar Naik as President and Mr. K.Balakrishna Shetty as the General Secretary and a formal inauguration took place on 22-03-1978 by Late Shri M.Sunderam Shetty, the then Chairman of Vijaya Bank Ltd., which was also attended by the then Speaker, Late Justice K. S. Hegde, Dr. K. Nagappa Alva & Shri H. Balakrishna Shetty.
No stone was left unturned by the then General Secretary Mr. K. Balakrishna Shetty in enrolling Bunts to the BCA personally visiting their homes and offices.
BCA Delhi had the proud privilege of felicitating Justice K. S. Hegde on his becoming the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Justice K.S.Hegde is one of the greatest sons of the Bunt Community, who despite his humble beginnings and unfavorable circumstances rose to occupy such coveted positions. He rose from the position of a public prosecutor at Mangalore to the Bench of the High Court of Karnataka. He went on to become a Judge of the Supreme Court of India culminating in his adorning the office of the Speaker of Lok Sabha. He was the guiding luminary during the formative years. Of BCA Delhi.