Morning 10.30, when I went program just started with inauguration with prayer song by children and then lighting the lamp by the dignitaries.
Shri P Chabdrashekar Chadaga, President of Shivarama Karntha Vedike, welcomed the dignitories and the audience with his usual style.
The program was inaugurated by Dr Ullas Karanth, son of Legendry Kota Shivarama Karanth after which he shared his childhood days, how his mother helping him in Puttur, his interest in conservation and preservation in forests, his study in United States and so many nostalgic moments in the earlier years.
Dr L G Meera, presented an essay on Dr Shivarama Karanth's contribution to visual arts, be it Drama, Yakshagana, Dance or any other. He always studies in depth and practices his own original ideas and presents to the audience. He is pioneer in taking Coastal Yakshagana, dance ballet, to the international level. His short presentation of this art to 2 to 3 hours with the addition of saxophone and violin has become very famous.
It was a fitting tribute to Jnana Peetha Award winner, "Kadala Theerada Bhargava", Legendry Dr Kota Shivarama Karantha.
written Tuesday, 13Oct2015