The state government has finally sanctioned the post retirement benefits to the artistes of Rangayana.
On Friday, Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree issued a circular to Rangayana which states that Rs 5.17 Crore has been released by the government. The amount was released by the government as per the recommendation from the sub-committee headed by Dr K Y Narayanaswamy.
Around 17 permanent artistes are working in Rangayana, while three of them have retired, one died recently. The amount will be released and distributed among the staff after their retirement. Rangayana artistes have expressed happiness with government fulfilling their long pending demands.