News & Pics: Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network—Mumbai (RD/CN)
Mumbai, Nov 15: The 14th Yakshagana Sahitya Sammelan was inaugurated at Karnataka Sangh auditorium, on Saturday November 13.
The sammelan was organized under the aegis of Padavidara Yakshagana Samiti, Karnataka Sangha, and other Kannadiga, Tulu, organizations of the metro.
Prof K Umakant Bhat, renowned Sanskrit scholar and Yakshagana Bhagavat, in his keynote address, said that although Yakshagana has thrived in the past across the coastal districts of Karnataka, the
recent developments need Yakshagana artistes to retain the essence of originality for posterity.
Harinarayan Asranna, head, Durgaparameshwari Temple, Kateel, Mangalore, was the chief guest on the occasion. He said that every Yakshagana artiste has the capability to develop rich cultural literature through lively enactment of their various roles in Yakshagana episodes.
Balipa Prasad Bhagavat inaugurated the programme with a prayer.
Nataraj P S welcomed the gathering. Samiti president H B L Rao delivered the introductory address. S K Sundar proposed the vote of thanks. Goregaon Karnataka Sangh president G T Acharya compered
‘Gangasaratya’, a Yakshagana Taalamaddale, was the first show of the Sammelan.
The Sammelan concluded the night of Sunday November 14.