“Educational institutes must come forward and organise folklore fairs in their campus annually to spread awareness on folk culture,” said Assistant professor, DoS in Folklore Dr Nanjaiah Honganur.
Inaugurating the Janapada Jathre-2016 organised by the Kannada Sangha of Maharaja’s College on Thursday at Samvada Vana Dr Nanjaiah Honganur said, “Folk depicts how people managed their everyday life and describes the universal truth. But there is a lack of awareness among the people more so the youths about it.”
Today governments introduce various schemes and programmes by providing free toilets in rural places. Similarly, the government must provide traditional stone grinder in every house to make people aware about the advantages of using these traditional equipment. Now a majority of the people are dependent on power supply and are addicted to the use of electrical appliances. But preparing food the tradition way would only help combat diseases, he added.
A book titled ‘Sampradhayaka Adugegalu,’ written by Dr K Sowbhagyavathi was released on the occasion. Various folk games including aliguli mane, kuntebille and chowkabara, traditional food making competitions, cooking traditional food without fire and other competitions were organised.
Principal of Maharaja’s College Dr B Nagarajamurthy, Administrative officer Dr Vasantha, Convenor Dr Thimmaiah and others were present.
From left: Administrative Officer Dr Vasantha, Dr Nanjaiah Honganur , Principal Dr Nagarajamurthy, Dr Thimmaiah and Dr K Sowbhagyavathi at the release of the book ‘Sampradhayaka Adugegalu,’ on Thursday.