Kundapur: Raghavendra Koteshwara – Promoting talents through Facebook

Silvester D’Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (MS)

Kundapur, Sep 16: Social media has turned into a powerful mode of communication. However, their proper use is rare. However, Raghavendra, a youth of Koteshwara in the taluk is introducing hidden talents to viewers though his Facebook page. This special noble work has completed 100 episodes now.

Raghavendra Koteshwar, who himself is identified as a singer, noticed that many hidden talents are not getting the opportunities due to shortage of platforms. Opportunities for rural talents in big forums is just an illusion. Raghavendra created a platform for such talents. He gave live performance facilities from his home itself. Response was good from the public. This serial episode completed its 100th successful show at Hayagreeva Kalyana Mantapa of Thekkatte on September 7.

One episode lasts for three hours. Singers and artistes give programmes during this period. Petrol pump employees also have shown their talents on this page. Those who do daily wage work and masons also have appeared on his page. Many have expressed their gratitude to Raghavendra.

During the 100th episode a variety entertainment programme was planned. This included singing, dancing, magic show and Yakshanatya. In addition, those who gave a show so far on his shows were also honoured. Two people were given financial assistance also. Raghavendra is planning to make this forum stronger.

Raghavendra, who is the son of the priest of Koteshwara Sri Shanishwara temple Basavaraju and Kusuma couple developed interest in music and got proficiency in it. His life partner Vandana is also an excellent singer. She is the inspiration behind all his work. Bharath Chandan, who is a youth Maddale instrument specialist is also extending cooperation to Raghavendra. He has got many awards to his credit.

Raghavendra says, “A team of Mangaluru is responsible for me to get this idea of Facebook live page. I used to relay a music programme to Mangaluru. The organizer in Mangaluru suggested that I do it myself. So I felt what he said was right. I started this attempt so that the hidden talents in and around Koteshwara will also get a chance through my forum. My brother Ramesh encouraged me. He helped me to develop a studio at home only to give live programmes. Now we are telecasting live on Facebook from home itself with quality pictures and sound.”











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