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Tech should have no bearing on folk culture: Amshi Prasanna Kumar

Mysuru, September 7:- “If we forget folk culture and folklore games under the influence of smart phones and technology, we will have no future,” said senior journalist Amshi Prasanna Kumar here on Friday.

He was speaking during the Vishwa Janapada Dinacharane, organised in association with Kannada Janapada Parishat and Government First Grade College at Kuvempunagar here.

“Dasara festivities are nearing and the inauguration begins with pooja to Nandi dwaja which is a folk art. Folk performances during the Jamboo Savari make it all the more beautiful. Folk art is not the art of illiterate people; it is the root of all literature and arts. It has been transferred from generation to generation. All the villages, Kukkarahalli and Dattagalli have now become part of the city. Sadly, people are getting addicted to TV, smart phones. If we forget our ancient folklore, we will be heading towards destruction. Our youths should not move away from our culture. We are living in a competitive world. Students should take part in cultural and extra-curricular activities to stay afloat,” he added.

Senior Nandi dwaja artiste H N Nagappa, Prof Ni Girigowda, Neelagara artiste Madanayaka, Kamsale artiste Mahadeva, Nandi dwaja artiste N Malleshaiah were felicitated on the occasion.

Convener of Karnataka Janapada Parisha, Dr Kanakatara, president Kyathanahalli Prakash, Ganesh Kumaraswamy, In-charge principal Dr Ragini, Prof T Nagaveni, Dr Ramadas Reddy and others were present. (MR/GK).

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