Yakshagana sammelana from January 27

Yakshagana sammelana from January 27

The seventh Akhila Karnataka Yakshagana Sammelana will be organised at Town Hall on January 27, 28 and 29, informed district Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Pradeep Kumar Kalkura.

Speaking to media persons on Thursday, Kalkura said that the Sammelana which is jointly organised by Karnataka Samskruthika Kala Prathishtana, Bangalore, and Kalkura Prathishatana, Mangalore, will be presided over by veteran Yakshagana artiste and art teacher K Govinda Bhat.

The 74-year-old artiste who has the achievement of taking part in 64 Thirugata Melas continuously, has worked in Karnataka, Ira, Surathkal Melas.

Bhat is working with Sri Dharmasthala Mela since four decades. He has played various roles including that of Duryodhana, Vishwamithra, Babruvahana, Shoorpanakhi, Srirama etc and he has been chosen the as the President of Sammelana as he rightfully deserves it, said Kalkura.

He also informed that the Sammelana which will be held for three days from 9 am to 10 pm, will feature various Yaksagana Melas performing on the occasion in different forms like Thenku, Badagu, Doddata, Sannata and Bombeyata.

Sessions will also be held where the scholars and artistes will discuss about the aspects and issues related to this art form. S N Panjaje from Karnataka Samskruthika Kala Prathishtana was present.

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