Curtains down on Vishwa Nudisiri Virasat 2013

Curtains down on Vishwa Nudisiri Virasat 2013

Literary-cultural extravaganza witnesses participation of over 300 litterateurs, 10,000 artistes on nine different stages

Curtains down on Vishwa Nudisiri Virasat 2013

Curtains were down for the four-day literary and cultural fest Alva’s Vishwa Nudisiri Virasat – 2013 at Vidyagiri in Moodbidri on Sunday. The programme that witnessed a sea of people descending to the Jain Kashi Moodbidri, from far away places who enjoyed the moments, was closed on a colourful note. 

Apart from the literary meets inlcuding a panel discussion on media in the main Rathnakarvarni stage and Mathina Mantapa by renowned speakers, talks and discussions were held at the stages meant for Vidhyarthi Siri and Krishi Siri, on Sunday.
 The astounding performance by singer and performer Raghu Dixith and team, which was a part of last day Virasat event, sent tizzy to young crowd which had predominantly occupied the audience seats. ‘Rhythm of Rajasthan’ a programme by 30 Rajastani artistes at Alva’s Virasat main stage brought the folk arts of Rajasthan live to the audience.

For classical music lovers, there was violin recital by famous Ganesh-Kumaresh brothers from Chennai, Kathak dance by Nirupama Rajendra team from Bangalore, a unique fusion of Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchupudi and Yakshagana by Devika Rao and team from England, to mention a few.  Compared to the last four days, the crowd was much larger on Sunday and about 1.5 lakh  visitors had meals on Sunday afternoon, claim the organisers. The literary-cultural extravaganza witnessed the participation of over 300 thinkers and litterateurs and 10,000 artistes performing on nine different stages, during the four consecutive days. Art and literary enthusiasts had come from abroad inlcuding Japan, USA, France, UAE and not to leave behind the people who had come from remote villages of Karnataka. German Consulate too made his presence in the programme.

Despite a few glitches like, theatre group Samudaya from Bangalore cancelling its scheduled play, liiterateur Baragur Ramachandrappa remaining absent from the session on Saturday and attempts to malign the programme, the event concluded on a happy note. 

Expressing unhappiness over some of the happennings, Alva’s Education Foundation Chairman Dr Mohan Alva, said that he was hurt by the word ‘parallel’ or ‘revolt’ which was used by a group of people who convened a parallel literary meet against Nudisiri. He was speaking at the valedictory session of the programme on Sunday. “Several attempts have been made to stop the thinkers and liiterateurs from participating in the programme. I request that let we all engage in the work of binding people than breaking hearts,” he said. 

Indirectly, referring to the open letter written by Professor Sabiha Bhoomigowda criticising the programme, he said he was open to critcisms and suggestions. “Those who would like to criticise, can directly write to me, by mentioning their address, so that I can reply to their letter,” he said.