Bhat plans to introduce gamaka in schools

Addressing the gathering during the valedictory programme of Karnataka Children’s Second Gamaka Kala Mela, held in Udupi, on Monday, Akashawani, Mangalore Director Vasanth Kumar Perla said that survival of any culture requires contribution from three generations- elders, youth and the children. “When all the three respect any culture or art or language it can survive and grow,” said Perla.

MLA Raghupathi Bhat said that there is a need to make efforts to teach Gamaka art to children. “Many children are losing their confidence because they are not being given opportunity to showcase their talent. If these kinds of programmes are organised the children will come forth and exhibit their talent and return home with lot of experience,” said Bhat adding that only way to make children leave western culture and embrace Indian culture is by encouraging them to learn our art forms.

“In future all attempts will be made to introduce Gamaka in High Schools in the same model like Yakshagana,” he said.

Awards

B Chandraiah Moodabidri was conferred with ‘Pavanje Lakshminarayana award’ along with Ambathanaya Mudradi, Kota Sridhar Hande, Vidwan M R Sathyanarayan, B K Srimathi Rao, Yajnesh Surathkal.

Those who had passed Karnataka Gamaka Parishat examinations with flying colours were honoured. Kumara Vyasa Awardee Raghupathi Shastri was felicitated during the occasion.
The programme was presided over by City Municipal Council President Kiran Kumar.

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