Hunnime Haadu at Adima today

Cultural delight

The 70th edition of the popular programme “Hunnime Haadu” by Adima Cultural Organisation in Shivagange on Antharagange hill will be held on March 8 with the staging of “Kannaspatre Canalli Jagadambe.”

The play is based on the experiences and recent development of Adima but the same can be viewed at a personal level, said Kotiganahalli Ramaiah, President of Adima Living Foundation.

This play is part of a four-play series called “Karnatakakke Hoo Hara.” The first play in the series “Nai Tippa” was held earlier, The third play is the series “Venkataswamiya Pranaya”  based on the short stories of Masti Venkatesh Iyer is under production, he added.

The Select Book Shop of Bangalore will be an exhibition and sale of old and rare books.

Cycle yatra

Under the same programme efforts are being made to take these plays to America, Brazil and Japan in March 2013 and an invitation has been received from America. Before that the Adima troupe will perform in various districts of the State. Some donors have given 19 cycles which the artistes of the troupe will use for their tour in the State.

Terahalli Betta, a part of Shatashringa chain of hills on Bangalore-Chennai Road, situated about six kilometres from the district headquarters of Kolar, is making news among literary and cultural circles of the State.

Shivagange village on this hill is witnessing a cultural and literary revolution. The boulders on this hilly region are reverberating with the songs and dialogues that form part of dramas. Adima, a cultural organisation, is fast developing the area into a cultural hotspot of the drought-prone but culturally vibrant district. The men, women and children of surrounding villages witness various cultural feasts.

Kotiganahalli Ramaiah founded Adima to do constructive work and breed good taste among the people. Theatre workshops, drama shows, translation workshops, literary discussions, film shows, cultural jathas form the main components of its activities.

Hunnime Haadu is an innovative programme of Adima. Dramas are being staged every full moon day on the hilltop with boulders and trees forming a natural stage. Plays by different troupes are presented under the full moon so far. Hunnime Haadu has become popular with the masses who arrive here from far off places.

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