Mysuru, September 11:- “On the occasion of Dasara festivities, the nine-day Yuva Sambrama programme will be held between September 17 and 25 and is being organised by Yuva Sambrama and Yuva Dasara sub-committee at Open-Air Theatre of Manasagangothri, University of Mysore (UoM) from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm,” said District in-charge Minister V Somanna on Wednesday.
He was speaking after releasing the Yuva Sambrama poster at the deputy commissioner’s (DC) office in the city. “First time in history, a large number of college teams have shown interest in participating in the Yuva Dasara programme. Around 278 college teams from the state have submitted applications and most of the applications are from north Karnataka,” he said.
“Yuva Sambrama is being organised to provide a platform for college students, especially from the rural areas, to showcase their talent. Sandalwood actor ‘Golden Star’ Ganesh will be the chief guest for Yuva Sambrama inauguration programme. Along with dance performance, opportunities are provided to students to perform stage plays, mime acts and other art forms. To identify and provide better opportunities for talented students, around 30 experts from different training centres and universities around the country will be invited,” he said.
Performance will be based on themes such as environment conservation and man-made disasters, unity in diversity, conservation of heritage buildings, women empowerment and equality, Indian freedom movement, Kannada and culture folk art, Swachh Bharat-Swachh Karnataka, health and hygiene, importance of traffic rules, demerits of mobile and social media and tiger and wildlife conservation. Meeting for principals of various universities of the state and cultural co-ordinators has been held to discuss and decide these topics. 25 to 50 students can participate from each college and 18-29 college teams will be given opportunity to perform on each day, he added.
Best performing teams will be selected and given the opportunity to perform in the Yuva Dasara programme. Arrangements are made to pick up students arriving from far-away colleges from the Mysuru Railway Station and Mysuru KSRTC Bus Station. If necessary, accommodation facility will also be provided, he said.
Tourism Minister CT Ravi, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, MLAs SA Ramdass, L Nagendra, Additional DC B R Poornima, Commissioner of Police KT Balakrishna, special officers CB Rishyanth, DB Lingannaiah, GS Somashekar and others were present. (MR/KS)