“Art is not just about entertainment or an activity it is an attempt to have an accomplished life,” said artist Dr Choodamani Nandagopal.
JSS Mahavidyapeetha on Wednesday organised a programme to confer Sri D V Halabhavi award to artist Dr Choodamani Nandagopal for her contribution to the field of art. Suttur pontiff Shivarath-ri Deshikendra Mahaswami conferred the award.
Speaking at the programme artist Dr Choodama-ni Nandagopal said, “Art is a creative expression and it is a way to make one’s soul blissful. Art must not be reserved as a way of earning but the ultimate goal of every artist must be to become an art ascetic and take the art to the greatest heights.”
“I have been offered many fellowships and has been honoured in various institutes but I am really thankful to the JSS Mahavidyapeetha and Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswami for conferring me this prestigious award in the name of great artist D V Halabhavi,” she added.
Sri Siddalinga Shivacharya Swamy of Vatal Mutt, Suresh D Halabhavi and others are present.