Maharani’s College students dance to folk songs at ‘Janapara Utsava’
Mysore/Mysore: On Tuesday, the world of folklore was unveiled during the ‘Janapara Utsava‘, staged at Maharani’s Arts College on JLB Road here, as hundreds of College students danced to folk songs and also performed some traditional art forms.
The event was organized under the aegis of the Kannada and Culture Department.
Initially, folk troupes and College students marched in procession from Maharani’s College and passed through Vinoba Road, Shivarampet, D. Devaraj Urs Road and JLB Road before returning to the College campus, where the mega show, featuring a host of cultural events took place.
Mahalinga and his team performed ‘Sugama Sangeetha’ while Dr. Malavalli Mahadevaswamy’s team performed ‘Male Mahadeshwara Kavya Gayana’, Bannur’s Dodda Rachappa team performed ‘Tamboori Pada’, Dr. Mysuru Gururaj and his team performed performed ‘Manteswami and Siddappaji Kavya Gayana,’ Nanjangud KN Ashwini and crew performed ‘Janapada Geethe’, Vishwanath and crew performed ‘Folk Dance Drama’, Kalkunda Mangalamma and crew performed ‘Janapada Sambhrama’ , Talakad Krishnamurthy and crew performed ‘Dollu Kunitha’ and Tejovathi and crew performed ‘Mahila Kamsale.’
Apart from that, there was a “Sobane Pada” concert presented by Talakad Puttamadamma, Madigahalli Chennajamma, Narasipura Chikkamanjamma, Narasipura Lakshmamma and Madigalli Chikkathayamma. Other folk arts performed included ‘Pooja Kunitha’, ‘Dollu Kunitha’, ‘Nagaari’, ‘Keelu Kudure’, ‘Pata Kunitha’, ‘Kamsale Nrutya’, ‘Ranga Kunitha’ and ‘Chitti Mela’.
Earlier, renowned folk singer Dr. Malavalli Mahadevaswamy, who recently received an honorary doctorate from Mysore University, inaugurated the one-day event by lighting the lamp. Speaking after the inauguration, VN Mallikarjunaswamy, co-director of the Kannada and culture department, which spearheaded the programme, said a country’s progress can also be measured by the richness of its arts, heritage and culture. culture.
Emphasizing that women have left their mark in all fields, he said the event provided an opportunity for female students to discover their hidden talents and skills. Stressing the importance of arts and culture, he said it is everyone’s responsibility to promote popular culture.
The college principal, Srinivas, presided. Deputy Director of Kannada and Culture, Dr. MD Sudarshan, Secretary of Maharani’s College Cultural Forum, Dr. R. Jayaramu, President of Student Cultural Forum, Priyanka, Secretary Jaiba, Treasurer, Dr. Savitha and others were present.