Drizzle fails to dampen spirit of the enthusiasts
“Mysuru is a heritage city with a great culture. Nada Habba Dasara was started by Vijayanagara dynasty. Then the Mysuru maharajas brought Dasara to Mysuru. Now, it is being celebrated as the festival of the state,” said Superintendent of Police, Ravi D Channannavar.
He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of ‘Yuva Sambhrama’ held at Open Air Theatre, Manasagangotri, UoM on Friday.
“Yuva Dasara was started in the year 2000. Yuva Sambhrama was started in 2011. The programmes performed here should motivate the youth. Every achievement begins at youth. Gautham Buddha, Basavanna, Bhagat Singh, Chandrasekhar Azad, Dr B R Ambedkar have paved way for great reforms at a very young age. Youth should be responsible and work for better society,” he said.
The cultural programme began with the ‘Mahishasura Mardhini’ Bharatanatyam performance by the students of Dr Gangubai Hanagal Music and Performing Arts University. Swachh Bharat campaign was represented by the students of Vidyavardhaka First Grade College, Mysuru, in which they clearly depicted the effects of untidiness on the health of people and environment. It was followed by dance performances on women empowerment, superstition and other social causes, Bharatanatyam performance, Nruthya roopakas and folk performances. Seventeen teams from various colleges across the state performed on the inaugural day of Yuva Sambhrama.
Mayor B L Byrappa inaugurated the programme. Zilla Panchayat president Nayeema Sultana Nazir Ahmed, film actress Anu Poovamma of ‘Karva’ fame, Probationary IAS officer Lakshmipriya and other dignitaries were present at the event. Hundreds of youth witnessed the first day of Yuva Sambhrama and drenched in drizzle falls enjoying the cultural dancing extravaganza.
The programme was started about an hour late. As the court had ordered the authorities to wind up the programme before 10 pm, dances were reduced to 7-8 minutes. The disappointment was clearly visible on the faces of the students who had practiced to perform their best at the event.