In order to encourage children to take an interest in art and culture, the University of Mangalore will have a separate cultural policy, which will align with the sports policy of the university, the vice-chancellor said on Thursday. PS Yadapadithaya.
Opening the Talamaddale Series program at Yakshagana Kala Kendra by Dr. P Dayanada Pai P. Satish Pai Yakshagana Adhyayana Kendra of the university here on Thursday, Mr. Yadapadithaya said those involved in art, culture and sports will not lose their way in life. He asked the students to pursue their interest in arts and culture while continuing their education. This will not only make the student strong in his studies, but also make him strong morally.
Kendra principal Shripati Kalluraya said kendra encourages more students to get involved in art forms like Yakshagana. The kendra not only taught the basic dance steps of Yakshagana, but also told the nuances of Bhagavathike (chanting) and its importance in Yakshagana. Holding the Talamaddale series was a step in that direction, he said.
The artist of Yakshagana Padyana Shankar Narayan Bhat was congratulated.
The first Talamaddale was “Shalya Sarathya”. Purushottama Bhat and Subraya Sampaje were the Bhagavatars, while Padyana Shankaranarayana Bhat and Muralidhar Kalluraya played the Chande and Maddale respectively. Radhakrishna Kalchar, Ganaraj Kumble and Sripati Kalluraya were the Arthadharis.