Rainy weather did not dampen the children’s spirit at Rangayana which wore a festive look and was abuzz with activities and the month-long Chinnara Mela organised by the state-run theatre repertory Rangayana came to a conclusion on Sunday evening.The last day of the Chinnara Mela seemed an
The last day of the Chinnara Mela seemed an extravaganza with kids performing to a host of songs. They were in full swing and exhibited their talent in presence of their parents and guests. The children danced to their heart’s content at the valedictory programme of the summer camp.
This year’s edition of Anikethana Chinnara Mela with the theme ‘0 nanna Chethana. . .gave a magical touch stressing on the need to enrich the life of children. The activities at the camp encouraged children to experience nature and enjoy in their
immediate environment from which they are barred once their school begins.
Speaking at the valedictory, popular Kannada film director Yogaraj Bhat regretted that children today were living in a concrete jungle and that there was a need to expose them to the true beauty of life.
The dreams that children dream are unique. Childhood is precious and it should be nurtured, he added.
Tejas one of the participants at the camp, had this to say, “I had a good time. I enjoyed every activity such as going to the village, interacting with farmers, participating in Natakotsava and the Chinnara Santhe. It was memorable. I made a few good friends here. I am going to definitely miss my friends and the fun I had here. I hope to come again.”
Due to heavy rains the valedictory of the event was shifted from Vanaranga to Kalamandir. Noted actor Bhavana, Director of Rangayana H Janardhan, President Mysuru District Journalists’ Association K Deepak and Assistant Director of Department of Kannada and Culture Nirmala Matapathi were present.