7-day drama festival to enthrall Beechaganahalli residents

Natakotsava

Members of Ranga Kahale troupe from Bangalore presented the play ‘Bommanahalliya  Kindarijogi’ by Rashtrakavi Kuvempu on the first day of the Zilla Natakotsava, organised at Beechaganahalli in Gudibande taluk. DH Photo

He was speaking after inaugurating the seven-day Zilla Natakotsava programme organised by the district administration, Karnataka Nataka Academy, Kannada and Culture Department and Aishwarya Kalaniketan institute, here on Thursday night.

Sampangi said the towns and cities have Ranga Mandiras which are fully equipped with all the facilities. Drama troupes are able to run the show and are able to keep the theatre alive by organising regular performances.

Similarly, even in the rural areas, efforts must be made to encourage theatre by organising regular performances. More shows should be organised especially in the border areas, to strengthen the art and culture of the State in these regions, he added.

Theatre is one of the best mediums to convey and mirror the rich art and culture of our country. It is an effective medium of information and knowledge dissemination through the means of entertainment. All measures should be taken to ensure that theatre was alive and kicking at Beechaganahalli in Gubibande taluk, having been chosen under the Suvarna Grama Yojana. A Ranga Mandira should also constructed here to encourage theatre, he said.

No effort spared

Presiding over the programme, Chairman of the Karnataka Nataka Academy Dr B V Rajaram said not a single effort should be spared to ensure that theatre was lost in the advent of modern times. Being one of the excellent form of art link between past, present and future, it was the responsibility of each and every person to ensure that both - art and artistes - are encouraged. In order to create an awareness on the language, the Karnataka Nataka Academy had decided to organise a large number of dramas in the rural areas, he said.

Nataka Academy Registrar T G Narasimhamurthy, Zilla Panchayat members M Ashwathappa and M V Krishnappa were the chief guests at the inauguration programme.
Theatre person G N Ashwath presented songs on theatre on the occasion. Members of Ranga Kahale troupe from Bangalore presented the drama ‘Bommanahalli Kindarijogi’ by Rashtrakavi Kuvempu on the first day of the drama festival.

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