Call to keep Dalit consciousness alive


“The world is witnessing rapid changes and the human civilisation is undergoing a metamorphosis. The conflicting modern day life style and that of the old world are co-existing. The dalit consciousness need to be kept alive in the prevailing tumultuous circumstances,” he observed here recently. Prasad was speaking at the inauguration of “Minchu,” a state-level dalit music fest.

Dalit consciousness comprises complex and subtle elements. Such elements are responsible for laying foundations of a culture itself. Terming art as a mode of life, he said that it represents the culture of a community too.
Legislator N Sampangi, who spoke on the occasion said that a sum of Rs five lakh will be made available under Local Area Development grants to facilitate the local dalit artistes purchase ‘tamate,’ a percussion instrument that has come to acquire a major position in the dalit culture. Apart from this, the MLA said that dalits should achieve progress through education.

Executive producer at Bangalore Doordarshan, Dr Bananduru Kempaiah captivated the audience through his rendition.
Zilla Panchayat vice-president Venkatesh, members A V Pujappa and Srinivas, social worker C K Moula Sharief and others were present. Artistes from across various parts of the State took part in the programme.

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