‘Hasiru Dasara’, Rangabheeshma B V Karantha College Rangothsava and felicitation for achievers were organised by the Kannada and Culture department as part of the Dasara celebration at Bhoomigeetha of Rangayana, Mysuru, on Saturday evening.
The programme was inaugurated by Zilla Panchayat President Naima Sultana.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary of Kannada and Culture Department Umashankar said: “Every living creature in one or the other way, is dependent on nature. Each one of us should strive hard to safeguard the nature. The concept of Hasiru Dasara is meaningful.”
“Around 11 plays are staged in ‘College Rangothsava’ organised by Rangayana in association with B V Karanth College. Among them, 9 teams comprises college students. Most of the directors are young. This is a good development,” he said.
“I am privileged to be part of this programme in the cultural hub, Mysuru,” he added.
Renowned theatre artist Jayaprakash Gowda, who was felicitated on the occasion, said: “In 80s, the expenses for staging a play were a few thousands. But now the expense has gone up to a few lakhs. Government must fund theatres and safeguard the art for future generation.”
“There is a necessity that government should provide infrastructure and other facilities to theatre. Anyway,Rangabhoomi is evergreen,” he added.
Renowned theatre artist and former director of Rangayana H Janardhana, Director of Kannada and Culture Department K A Dayanand, Bengaluru, deputy director of Rangayana Nirmala Matapathi, coordinator of the programme Vinayakabhat Haasanagi and others were present.