Watch 'Yuva Sambhrama' at parks in your neighbourhood

Second edition to start on October 17; cine stars for inaugural session

Watch 'Yuva Sambhrama' at  parks in your neighbourhood

If you can’t make it to Yuva Sambhrama at Open Air Theatre, Manasagangothri during Dasara,  don’t be disappointed. The related sub-committee has planned to bring the joy (Sambhrama) to the parks in your neighbourhood.

Huge LCD screens would be erected at 10 select parks in the city for live telecast of the Yuva Sambhrama programmes, chairman of the sub-committee B V Manjunath told Deccan Herald.

The parks at Hebbal, Vivekananda Circle, Chamundipuram, Andolana Circle, Kuvempunagar, Ashokpuram, Vijayanagar, Gandhinagar and others have been identified for the purpose.

Manjunath said the idea behind setting up LCD screens was to enable residents of surrounding areas to relish the programmes without actually visiting the venue.

More than 115 troupes from various colleges across Karnataka have registered till date for the second edition of Yuva Sambhrama to be held from October 17 to 22.

Eight troupes of foreign students have also evinced interest to take part in the fest. However, there will be no representation from Mangalore owing to exams. Institutions for specially-abled are being approached for participation of their students.

Puja kunitha, tribal dance, folk, fusion, classical, semi-classical, donne varase, veeragase, somana kunitha, rock-band and many more performances  are expected to hit the stage.

Manjunath said, higher education minister C T Ravi would be invited for the inauguration along with film actors Ragini Dwivedi and Aindrita Ray.Yuva Dasara had youth only as audience, but Yuva Sambhrama gives them an opportunity to showcase their talent.
Spending lakhs together on celebrities does not actually provide a stage for youth. The platform is now entirely engaged by native youth artistes, which would further their future opportunities.Not compromising on safety, the panel has also decided to set up a few CCTV cameras across the venue.

Working president of the sub-committee and coordinator of Nehru Yuva Kendra M N Nataraj said a few professional troupes have evinced interest to perform and the matter was being looked into. The present year’s events would be non-competitive, but students have to concentrate on performance. Last year, 30 troupes among 128 were selected to perform in Yuva Dasara. Five troupes from abroad also partook in the Dasara procession, he added.

Against Rs 1.10 crore sanctioned for Yuva Dasara last year, Rs 98 lakh was utilised. Nearly Rs 30 lakh has been sought for Yuva Sambhrama this year.

Cancellation of Yuva Dasara this year, due to low-key celebration in the wake of prevailing drought situation in the state, has disappointed the youth — depriving them of having a glance at their favourite celebrities. However, Yuva Sambhrama is all set to encourage native talents again.

The fest, which was held for five days in the debut year in 2011, has been scheduled for six days this year with eight to 12 minutes for each team. Nearly 25 troupes will perform every day.

A honorarium, certificate and a momento would be presented to all students soon after their performance. The honorarium differs depending on the concept, performance, costume and makeup of the participants. Travelling expenses would be borne by the organisers.

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