'Murthy, a quintessential Mysorean'

Scribe Subbarao recalls the contributions of former CM RK Hegde to film industry

Honour:: Noted Cinematographer V K Murthy being feted at  ‘Dr Raj Nenapinotsava’ jointly organised by Ramakrishna Hegde Rashtriya Chinthana Vedike and Venkatagiri Prakashana at Jaganmohan Palace in Mysore on Tuesday. DH PHOTOHe was speaking at the ‘Dr Raj Nenapinotsava’ jointly organised by Ramakrishna Hegde Rashtriya Chinthana Vedike and Venkatagiri Prakashana, at the Jaganmohan Palace here on Tuesday. Pointing out that veteran Hindi film director Guru Dutt and V K Murthy were geniuses, Subbarao said that it showed in movies such as ‘Ghulaam’ and ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’. Murthy was presented the ‘Ramakrishna Hegde Memorial Award’ on the occasion.

Recalling the efforts of former chief minister Ramakrishna Hegde, Subbarao said that the former had introduced subsidy scheme to bring the Kannada film industry from Chennai to Karnataka.

However, he bemoaned that present day film makers don’t have the responsibility to make own movies.

He said that industry concentrated a lot on making movies in Mysore for 10-15 years. During this time a lot of talent was unearthed from the city. Of late, there is nobody of repute in the Kannada film industry, he added.

Turning to politics, he mentioned that administration in states such as Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka was pathetic. He said that even though Ramakrishna Hegde brought a new culture and principles in the state. However, no only money and politics rule the roost at present, he said.

Karnataka JD(U) President Dr M P Nadagowda, Kagar Hindi Film Producer Nandakumar Naidu, Ramakrishna Hegde Rashtriya Chinthana Vedike Founder K S Sathyanarayana, cinematographer G S Bhaskar and others were present.SFI: Stop donation menace
Students Federation of India (SFI) has demanded that with the school and college admission process taking place across the district, the donation menace has to be prevented.

According to a release, SFI has said that private institutions are breaking rules set by the government and demanding donations. According to a circular issued by the Education Department, aided educational institutions can take only `  500 as development fee, while unaided institutions can take only ` 600. However, education institutions are demanding exorbitant fees, SFI has alleged.

It has also demanded that a District Education Control Authority be constituted under the leadership of the Deputy Commissioner. At the District and Taluk-levels, boards comprising Tahsildars and head of education department should put a brake on the menace, the release added. The government should improve awareness among people about the developmental fees, SFI said.

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