'Conserve tribal art forms'

Janapada Parishat has constituted district committees in 26 districts

'Conserve tribal art forms'

Karnataka Janapada Parishat president T Thimme Gowda has said that the Parishat will constitute district committees to conserve folk art and culture in the State. 

Speaking at ‘Haadi habba’ organised by Karnataka Janapada Parishat and Ramnagara Janapada Loka at Chottepare-C B Halli near Virajpet, on Friday, he said “all of us have a responsibility to conserve culture and tradition.  District committees have already been constituted in 26 districts. The committee will also be set up in Kodagu district.” 

Traditional dwellers have developed distinct culture and tradition. There is a need to conserve art forms. 

Zilla Panchayat president B Shivappa said that traditional dwellers have been conserving their tradition for ages. The tribals have to be brought to the main stream of the society along with conserving their art and culture. 

Tribals have been residing on the periphery of the forest for generations and have developed their own dance and music. 

There is a need to pass on folk art to the future generation. 

Janapada Parishat Managing Trustee Indira Balakrishna, Chottepare tribal colony leader J K Raju spoke. 

Karnataka Kodava Sahitya Academy former president Rani Machaiah, lecturer J Somanna and others were present. 

As a part of the celebrations, there was festive mood in the tribal colony on Friday. The roads were decorated with buntings. Tribal children presented traditional dance and sang folk songs on the occasion. 

The tribals welcomed the guests through dance and music. 

J K Ramu and team presented Kolata and folk dance. Jenukuruba, Erava, Soliga and Bettakuruba tribals presented ‘Cheenidudi kunitha.’ 

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