Na Da to be feted on February 11

A public felicitation function has been organised to honour noted poet, critic, writer and teacher Dr Na Damodar Shetty recognising his services in the fields of education, theatre, music, literature on February 11 at Mangalore Town Hall.

The programme will be inaugurated by Poet and Litterateur K S Nisar Ahmed. Karnataka Jesuit Provincial Rev Fr Francis Serrao S J will preside. Kuvempu Bhasha Bharathi Director Professor Gurudatta will release the felicitation book “Nada Loka” on the occasion.

Karnataka Bank Managing Director Jayaram Bhat, Alva’s Educational Institutions President Dr M Mohan Alva, Litterateur Dr D K Chowta and others will be the guests.

Session on Kannada Malayalam Language
A session on ‘Kannada-Malayalam Language’ will be taken up by critic Prof T P Ashok and renowned Malayalam critic Dr Rajakrishnan. Dr C N Ramachandran will preside over the progarmme.

The second session will be on ‘Drama, TV shows and Cinema’. Actor Mandya Ramesh and TV serial Director N S Sethuram will be speak on the topic.

The programme will be presided over by Veteran Film Director Girish Kasarvalli.
The third session will be on ‘Light music’. Litterateurs Professor H S Venkatesh Murthy and B R Lakshman Rao will speak on the topic. Rajya Sabha Member B Jayashree will preside.The felicitation programme will be held at 5.30 pm. Litterateur Professor B A Vivek Rai will preside.

Noted Film Director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar will felicitate Dr Na Da Shetty.Criticisms on theatre work ‘Rangada Amruta-Vimarsheya Garuda’ and a CD on music “Nada Bhava” will be released.A light music programme has also been organised and eminent singers Rameshchandra, Chandrashekar Kedilaya, K S Surekha, Pallavi Prabhu, Mrityunjaya Doddamada will perform.

National award winning drama “Eka Dashanana” by students of Alvas Institute will be performed.

The winners of several competitions such as skit, music, poem held in honour of Dr N Damodar Shetty will be awarded.

A drama show “Makkala Maya Loka” will be held at Altorium in St Aloysius College at 6.30 pm, informed event convener Dr A M Narahari in a press meet.

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