Contributions of Shimoga district is significant in the field of culture and music. Many musicians and artists have brought laurels to the district, said MLA K S Eswarappa.
Inaugurating Swara Madhurya, a musical programme organised by Vikasa Ranga in association with Shimoga District Working Journalists’ Association (SDWJA), Nanna Kanasina Shimoga and Zilla Sangeeta Kala Academy here on Sunday, he said the organisations should encourage the budding artists by providing platforms to exhibit their talent.
Honorary president of the samiti S V Thimmaiah said many young talented were deprived of suitable opportunities.
There is a need to encourage them and musical organisations should work at it.
General secretary of SDWJA S V Siddappa spoke. On the occasion, A N Vijendrarao and his team, who dared to float on Tunga river recently, were felicitated.
Working president of the samiti K C Prabhakar presided.
Assistant Director of Department of Kannada and Culture N Harikumar, honorary president of the academy H R Prasanna Venkatesh and president Sringeri H Nagaraj were present.
Disciples of Vidwan S Keshavakumar of Natanam Bala Natya Kendra performed Bharata Natyam and dance based on patriotic theme.
Artists Gartikere Raghanna, Bellary M Raghavendrarao, H R Prasanna Venkatesh, Shimoga Venugopal, Humayun Harlapur, K Yuvaraj, U P Sathyanarayana, D S Krishnamurthy, D G Suresh, K R Anantachar, Murulidhar Navuda, K R Subramanya, Vasanti Shenoy, Vijaya Yajnanarayana, Shanta Shetty, Shanta Anand and others sung songs on the occasion.
S S Vageesh proposed a vote of thanks.