Udupi: Yakshagana Kalaranga Award to 14 Artistes
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi(BG)
Udupi, Nov 9: Yakshagana Kalaranga Annual Awards instituted by Udupi Kalaranga will be awarded to 14 artites, said Tallur Shivaram Shetty, president of Kalaranga.
He declared the list of award winners at a press meet here on Friday November 9.
Bolar Subbayya Shetty, Koppadamakki Erappa Jatti, Suresh Ganiga Padukone, Kumble Shreedhara Rao, Vishweshwara Somayaji, Ramachandan Hemmadi, M K Ramesh Acharya, Belthur Ramesh, Kudana Gopalakrishna Bhat, Jayakumar Udyavara, Birthi Balakrishna Ganiga, Karki Narayana Hasyagara, M T S Kulala, U Upendra.
The award includes a memento and Rs 10,000 cash prize. The award will be bestowed at a formal function to be organized at Udupi Sri Krishna Math Rajangana on November 18 at 3 pm.
The awardees and their awards are as follows -
* Bolar Subbayya Shetty - “Dr B B Shetty Award”
* Koppadamakki Ishwara Jatti Bhagavatha - “Nittur Sundar Shetty - Mahesh D Shetty Award”
*Suresh Ganiga Padukone - “Professor B V Acharya Award”
*Kumble Sridhar Rao - “B Jagajeevandas Shetty Award”
*Vishveshwara Somayaji M - “Bhagavatha Narnappa Uppoor Award”
*Ramachandran Hemmady - “Dashavathari Marvi Ramakrishna Hebbar - Bhagavata Vadiraja Hebbar Award”
*M K Ramesh Acharya - “Kota Vaikunta Award”
*Belthur Ramesh - “Siriyaya Maju Nayak Award”
*Kudana Gopalakrishna Bhat - “Kadiyali Subraya Upadyaya Award”
*Jayakumar Upadya - “K Vishwajna Shetty Award”
*Birthi Balakrishna Ganiga - “Irodi Rama Ganiga Award”
*Krishna Paramayya Hasyagara Karki - “Padaaru Narasimha Shastri Award”
*M T S Kulal - “Prabhavathi V Senoy and U Vishwanath Shenoy Award”
*U Upendra - “Yakshchethana Award”
The awards will be presented by Shree Vallabhateertha Swamiji of Paryaya Sodhe Vaadiraja Math. Shree Vishwaprasannateertha Swamiji of Pejavar Math will deliver their message and Kota Srinivas Poojary, minister of ports and Muzrai will preside over the function.
K R Ramakrishna, commissioner of Kannada cultural department will release the annual issue while Dr Sridhar Uppur, Yakshagana scholar will address the gathering.
Prior to the award ceremony, at 3 pm there will be ‘Sangeetha Samanvaya’, a unique singing programme and the award ceremony will be followed by a Yakshanagana play called ‘Dhakshayajna’.
Murali Kadekar, secretary of Kalaaranga, S V Bhat, vice-president, Gangadar Rao, treasurer S Gopalkrishna, Narayana Hegde among others were present at the press meet.