Mangaluru: Children make wooden artwork in memory of grandfather amid lockdown

Mohan Kuthar
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Jun 10: To keep cherishing memories of their grandfather and his contribution to the field of Yakshagana, granddaughters of Yakshagana writer late Dr N Narayana Shetty Shimanthoor, prepared attractive wooden arts in the name 'Naarudaru' during the lockdown. Now, this wooden art is attracting a good demand.
Dr Narayana Shetty has written a Yakshagana prosody Shri Kateelu Kshetra Mahatme when he was in Class 7.
Mulki Shimanthoor Dr Narayana Shetty's granddaughters, Thanvi, an engineer by profession working in Bengaluru, Sannidhi who is pursuing her BCom from Aloysius College in the city, and Shrinidhi a student of architecture at RV College, Bengaluru have joined hands to prepare these wooden arts.

During the lockdown, when they visited the farms, agriculture fields they noticed different types of trees. When they started to discuss, they perceived the idea to prepare wooden arts.
Though they do not have experience, they purchased wooden pieces from the wooden mill after taking suggestions from their family members. After purchasing wooden pieces of two different trees, along with help of their brothers Siddamsh and Siddarth, the women prepared different types of wooden art. Their products include key holders, name boards, and three different dream catchers. As they posted photos of their products on the social media platform Instagram, they received appreciation and good demand for their products.
In two months, they have prepared 10 products from the wooden pieces, of which, five have been already sold out. They have five orders on their hand and will prepare the pieces as per the demand of the customer.
"Our grandfather used to tell stories of how women can be self-reliant. We should be role model for others by earning a good name. When we work unitedly, there will be a success. Our grandfather has several achievements to his name and he was an inspiration to all. We wanted to do something along the lines of his principles. So, we all gathered during the lockdown. We named products 'Naarudaru' because our grandfather's parents used to call him 'Naaru'. The demand for products is our success. It will also boost our confidence to prepare more such products," says Shrinidhi. 
"As of now, products have been posted on Instagram, and the products will be delivered through courier service," she added.
Dr Narayana Shetty was a straightforward person and walked the path of righteousness. He openly opposed injustice. Several people have lauded Dr Narayana Shetty for his Yakshagana prosody Shri Kateelu Kshetra Mahatme. He used to teach in Shimanthooru school. He has also received a doctorate from Hampi University.
Dr Narayana Shetty has not only given a contribution to the field of Yakshagana but also to the Kannada literature. He had abundant knowledge in Yakshagana and was a mentor to several Yakshagana prosody writers and artistes. After retiring as a school teacher, he was the first member of Karnataka Yakshagana Bayalata Academy. He also held the post as the president of DK District Sahitya Sammelana.

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  • Suresh Kamath, Padubidri

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Very nice keep it up👍👍

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  • Rekha Shetty, Mulky

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    It is good to hear that these children have utilised this lockdown period to showcase their talent. They are doing a commendable job. Each product is so unique and beautifully done

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  • Naarudaru, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Thank you daijiworld for supporting buds like us! This support means a lot! Thank you to each one who've believed in us and bought our products. We are overwhelmed!! Do check out our Instagram page for more details ☺️ @naarudaru or mail us

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  • Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO, Nellore/Kodyadka

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Beautiful art work by children

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  • Anupama Gopinath Hegde, Bajpe

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    We are proud to record here that we are the first one to buy the product these budding artists.Their innovative ideas and creativity is praiseworthy.Of course they hail from a very reputed and talented family. Their grandfather is known for his contribution to the field of yakshagana. He was conferred with a Doctorate Degree for his thesis, "Chandassu in Yakshagana". These young artists are multi talented ones .They also known for Clay models. Let's support them buying their products. These piece of art is unique and attractive.

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  • Ruchir Agarwal, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    how much do these pcs cost i would like to know

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  • Naarudaru, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Costs 1000 per piece Price varies with the size of wood

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  • santhosh, Mulky

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Very nice arts by our native girls. Keep the good work.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    It is interesting to know that some of our talented children are drawn into some sort of artwork. For example these enterprising Grand daughters of Dr Narayana Shetty have done a commendable job in the form of artwork in memory of their own Grandfather during the spare time when they were in lockdown period. I really have reason to appreciate their eagerness to commemorate the good handsome sweet memories of their Grandfather in their lives for time to come. A Handsome Tribute ia really worthy for their aspirations and happiness !

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