'Grama Siri' enthralls villagers in Shirangala

'Grama Siri' enthralls villagers in Shirangala

'Grama Siri' enthralls villagers in Shirangala


Decorated bullock carts attracted the attention of people at Gramasiri in Shirangala on Sunday.  DH photo

With an aim to take the activities of Kannada Sahithya Parishat to villages, Kushalnagar Kannada Sahithya Parishat, Shirangala Gram Panchayat, various organisations, schools, colleges and seven villages organised Grama siri programme at Shirangala Namadhari community hall. The villagers were enthralled and actively took part in the cultural and art festival.

State Rural and Panchayat Rak department Under Secretary S U Shivappa inaugurated the Gramasiri and said the programme will help in bringing together the villagers, their culture and tradition. Such programmes should be organised to introduce the Kannada culture, tradition and art forms to the future generation. Grama siri is a symbol of village life and and culture. It will be the part of history. District Kannada Sahithya Parishat President T P Ramesh said “villagers are the backbone of literature. The roots of the culture and art developed in villages. Modernisation is taking away the rural art forms, culture. There is a need to preserve the rural art forms, culture, folklores, folk songs, folk dances to the future generation.”

The harmony of the villagers have been unravelled through Gramasiri. “All of us should have respect for the village and its culture along wwith country and language.” Gram Panchayat President S K Parvathamma presided. Kirikodli Mutt Seer Sadashiva Swamiji blessed the occasion.

Gram Panchayat former president S V Nanjundappa, Vice President M K Kalaiah, College Principal B S Kumaraswamy, College Development Committee President C N Lokesh, seniors Siddaramaiah and others were present.

Procession

The cultural procession held as part of Gramasiri attracted the attention of the people in Shirangala.

The procession included decorated bullock carts, tableux, thamate, folk dances. The school and college students were also part of the procession. The villagers also staged kolata, Gombe kunitha by Sampaje artistes, Tableux on farmer, Onake Obavva. Women carrying Kalasha added colours to the procession. The age old artifacts, agricultural equipments, copper vessels, harmonium, tabala, clay pots were exhibited on the occasion.

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