The SDM-IMD Convocation had a special attraction. An exclusive team of ‘Chande Vadya’ welcomed the guests. The ‘Chande’ is a drum used in the traditional and classical music of South India and particularly in Yakshagana theatre art of Karnataka. It follows the Yakshagana Tala system. The rhythms are based on pre-classical music forms and folk grooves. The ‘Chande Vadya’ performers were the students of the College who were trained by Dr. Shreesha Bhat (extreme left) and Varun Bhat (extreme right). Later Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade felicitated Dr. Shreesha Bhat for an impressive performance.