‘Youth should preserve native art’

‘Youth should preserve native art’

Participants take part in the folk song competition at Yuvajana Mela in Galibeedu village in Madikeri.

The young generation should preserve the native art, literature and folk culture and pass it on to the future generation, said Taluk Panchayat president Thekkada Shobha. 

Speaking at the district-level Yuvajana Mela organised by the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports and Jilla Yuva Okkoota, at the Government Higher Primary School in Galibeedu on Sunday, she said that youth are aping western culture which is a worrying trend. 

It is a tragedy that youth are falling prey to bad habits. The teachers and parents should be cautious about such trends, she added.

Rajya Yuvajana Okkoota secretary Suresh Rai said, “Youth from rural areas are devoid of opportunities. The Yuvajana Mela provides a platform for them to showcase their talent.” 

Teams participated in folk dances, folk songs, Bhavageethe, theatre song, mono act, Geegipada, Ragi Beesuva Pada, Bhajan, Sobana, Lavani, Kolata and other competitions. 

SKDRDP officer Sadashiva Gowda, Taluk Yuva Okkoota president Naveen and others were present.