Mysuru, October 25: Prizes were awarded to the winners of ‘Mane Mane Gombe’ Competition conducted by Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) – Bharadwaj Mysuru chapter at Pratima Gallery on Nazarbad Main Road on Wednesday evening.
The prizes were sponsored by Ramsons Kala Pratishtana (RKP) of Mysuu. Chief guest D Ram Singh, chairman of the Ramsons Group, gave away the prizes.
Since its inception, RKP has focused on fostering traditional knowledge systems like clay-craft and adding value to clay products and traditional board games and creates a repository of Mysore-style of paintings.
Chief guests of the evening, Dr Jaganath Shenoy, a well-known businessman and entrepreneur and Vid Latha Shankar, in their brief comments, lauded the efforts of BVP in keeping the unique doll tradition alive.
Winners of ’Mane Mane Gombe’ in various categories are as follows:
First prize: DAV Public School (secretary Jayashri, CEO), II prize: Happy Kids Play Home (Leelavathi), III prize: Manasarovara Pushkarni Vidyashrama.
Extra-large category: 1: Geetha Srihari, Giridarshini Layout, 2: Vijaya Radhakanth of JP Nagar, 3: Sriram of TK Layout.
Category A: Large displays: 1: Nagaprasad, 2: Ramamani Gurudutt, Rajeshwari Ganeshan of Aravind Nagar, consolation prize: Padmapriya.
Category ‘B’: 1: Anitha Achyuth of Ittigegud, 2: Rajani Krishna,3: V Priyanka, consolation prize: Shivaprakash.
Category ‘C’: 1: Swaroopini, 2: Swaroop Nandakumar, 3: Nishchitha, consolation prize: Manjula Swamy, special prize: Renuka Srinivasa.
The organiser of ‘Mane Mane Bombe’ BVP has a pan-India presence. It is the ‘brainchild’ of Dr Suraj Prakash and several individuals and was established in 1963 as a citizens’ initiative. The goal of this institution is to inculcate a nationalist fervour through socio-cultural programmes. There are chapters across the country.
Apart from various programmes, BVP has given a fillip to a century-old tradition that is uniquely Mysurean in its ethos, the annual Bombe Mane through its ‘ Mane….Mane… Gombe, when people create mini ‘Bombe Mane’ in their homes for the edification of people and raise awareness about the need to preserve and nurture tradition. (MR).