Culture on a platter

Reviving Roots

In the wake of North Karnataka floods, the function was held in a simple manner.

Kannada actor-dancer and Rajyotsava awardee Shridhar was the chief guest. He released Chirantana, the hand-out of the association, which deals with the activities of the association. An alumnus of the college, Shridhar, recollected the golden memories spent in the premises of the college and enjoyed the cultural activities held on the occasion.

Folk dance, puppet show, patriotic songs and a one-act play were performed as a part of cultural activities to entertain the gathering. The inspirational song Hindustanavu Endu Mareyada from the superhit film Amrita Ghalige held the audience interest. Another popular track Jogada Siri Belakinalli won huge applause. A patriotic song praising the state of Karnataka was sung in chorus with the appropriate use of musical instruments.

Vocalists consisting of Jagadeesh, Skandakumar, Supreet, Shlaghya, Manasa, Asha, Sahana and Deepti presented melodious songs. Shreyas Bharadwaj, Prakash and Govind joined the singers with flute, tabla and keyboard respectively. Chaitra gave a splendid performance in Bharatanatyam by matching steps to the popular song Yare Rangana. Dressed in a  yellow and red costume, she was expressive and completely involved in her performance.

A puppet show by Pragati Hoskere and her team was the highlight of the evening. The talented students skillfully presented four sequences with different themes. Six gopikas playing kolaata with infant Krishna, cobra dancing to the tunes of a snake charmer, a humorous conversation between a king and his minister and a dance by Yakshagana artistes for the song Hachchevu Kannadada Deepa, holding diyas in their hands, carried the spectators away to another world.

The dance team, led by Namita, presented a folk dance to the track Gili Gili Gilakku. The team members of the theatre troupe presented the play Digbandhana.

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