Yuva Sambhrama to set the stage for 'woman power'

Yuva Sambhrama to set the stage for 'woman power'

With crimes against women on the rise, Yuva Sambhrama and Yuva Dasara sub-committee has decided to use the stage to create awareness among women, to muster courage to fight the atrocities.

District Coordinator of Nehru Yuva Kendra, M N Nataraj, (also the Working President of the Yuva Sambhrama and Yuva Dasara sub-committee), announced that Yuva Sambhrama will be held for six days from September 17 to 22 at Open Air Theatre, Manasagangotri, and Yuva Dasara from September 27 to October 2, at the grounds opposite Maharaja’s College in the city.

The decision was taken during the meeting organised at Maharaja’s College Centenary Hall here on Saturday by the sub-committee to elicit opinions from the principals of various colleges, to further fine-tune the cultural programmes performed during Yuva Sambhrama.

Six themes

There will be six themes for each day, based on which the troupes have to create their performances. The theme for the inaugural day will be ‘Nari Shakti’ (woman power), followed by ‘Environment conservation’, ‘National integration’, ‘Kannada and culture’, ‘conservation of heritage’, and ‘pre-independence movement’.

Nataraj clarified that though the tentative schedule (for both Yuva Sambhrama and Yuva Dasara) remained to be worked out, the themes for the Sambhrama had been finalised. The ban on participants wearing revealing costumes will remain, while the number of troupes allowed to participate will be restricted to one for each college this year, against two during the previous year.

Nataraj, along with Rudraiah, the Dean of University of Mysore, explained that it had been decided to scale down the number of troupes per day to 16 to 18, for the convenience of performers from outside the city to arrive and depart from the city.

In the previous year, owing to two troupes from each college, 22 troupes were alloted the slot, stretching it up to midnight hours, which had been inconvenient to students from outside the city. Another change is the timings of the cultural programmes, which will begin at 6.30 pm, instead of 6 pm. 


The sub-committee spent Rs 46 lakh during the previous Dasara, with the majority of the amount spent on honorarium, travel allowance, and other expenditure, said Nataraj. The sub-committee has sought enhancement in the budgetary allocation this year, he said.

Principal of Government First Grade College, K R Nagar, Kondarasaiah exhorted the organisers not to abruptly end the performances. Basappa from Hassan wanted additional greenrooms, especially for girls. Sowbhagya, the principal of Government Women’s College in Hunsur wanted the sub-committee to clear the bills pending, as she has had to bear a part of the expenditure from her pocket for two consecutive years.

SP Abhinav Khare, also the Deputy Special Officer of Yuva Sambhrama and Yuva Dasara sub-committee, said that an exclusive facility will be created to receive the estimates online for the cultural programmes.

Abhinav Khare said that a dedicated e-mail ID wil be created to receive the proposals in advance, ahead of the cultural programmes for Yuva Sambhrama.

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