Monday, September 7, 2009

Some cheer for Yakshagana artistes

The state government will start giving away an award in the name of Parthisubba, the doyen of Yakshagana from next year, said state home minister V S Acharya.
Speaking after giving away the Yaksha Kalanidhi award instituted by Academy of Thenku Thittu Yakshagana (ATTY), New Delhi, at a function held here on Sunday he said the award would contain Rs 1 lakh cash. Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has given his consent to the proposal submitted by the Karnaraka Yakshagana Academy in this connection. Further, the number of annual Yakshagana awards would be increased to 10 from three and the amount would be increased to Rs 10,000 form Rs 3,000. Orders will be issued to the department of Kannada and culture in this direction soon, he said. Suggesting producing quality CDs of Yakshagana to introduce the art to a wider audience making use of modern technology like the internet, he said the state government would extend necessary financial support to organizations and individuals interested to taking up this project. The state government allocating Rs 180 crore to the department of Kannada and culture, shows it's commitment to the cause of language and culture, he said. Acharya gave away the awards to Yakshagana maestros Malpe Ramadasa Samaga and Kolyur Ramachandra Rao on the occasion. In his introductory remarks, Academy chairman Kumble Sundar Rao said the Yakshagana troupes should not confine their tours to three districts__ Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Shimoga. Instead, they should tour the entire state to reach a wider audience. It was not correct to brand Yakshagana as the art of costal Karnataka. It is representative of the state of Karnataka, he said. (TOI)

1 comment:

Shrinidhi Hande said...

anything to remember and honor Keremane Shambu Hedage?