Mysuru: A two-day Rani Abbakka Samskrutika Utsava (Cultural Festival) has been organised at Maharaja’s College Grounds in city on Feb.10 and 11 under the aegis of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Sangha and organisations of Coastal regions, in co-operation with Rani Abbakka Utsava Samithi, Ullal, Mangaluru.
Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda will inaugurate the Fest at 10.45 am on Feb.10. MP and former Chief Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily will inaugurate an Exhibition. Utsava Samithi Mysuru President Sudhakar S. Shetty will preside. Minister U.T. Khader (who is also the Hon. President of Utsava Samithi), MPs Pratap Simha and R. Dhruvanarayan, Legislators Vasu and S.R. Mahesh, former Minister S.A. Ramdas, Mayor Bhagyavathi, Industrialist B.M. Farooq, Utsava Samithi Ullal President Dinakar Ullal and Dakshina Kannada Zilla Sangha Mysuru President V. Sreenivasa Rao will be the guests of honour.
Prior to the inauguration, Sanskrit Group Singing and Bharatanatyam will be presented at 8.30 am; Devotional Songs by Puttur Narasimha Nayaka and troupe at 9 am; Prayer and Welcome Dance by Pramod Ullal and troupe at 10 am and Naada Geethe by Sunita Chandrakumar, Raghuleela School of Music and troupe at 10.30 am.
Schedule programmes on Feb.10
12.30 pm: ‘Tulunada Samskruti’ group dance by Ullal troupe.
1.30 pm: ‘Rani Abbakka Award’ presentation ceremony-1 — Minister Dr. Geetha Mahadevaprasad will confer the award on Tukaram Poojari and Dr. Ashalatha S. Suvarna of Abbakka Tulu Study Centre, Sanchayagiri, Mangaluru; Uttara Kannada Samskrutika Sangha President S.D. Sahukar, Industrialists Ganesh Narayana Hegde, U.K. Hameed and Mahesh Kamath will be the guests of honour. Industrialist M. Jagannath Shenoi will preside.
2.15 pm: Seminar – Dr. Gayatri Navada, B.M. Rohini and Sumangala will present a paper. Dr. Jamuna will preside.
4 pm: Dance-Drama ‘Bharatada Veera Ramaniyaru’ by Dr. Kripa Phadke of Nrityagiri, Mysuru.
5 pm: ‘Rani Abbakka Award’ presentation ceremony-2 — Sri Vidya Prasanna Theertha Sripadangal of Kukke Sri Subramanya Mutt will confer the award on journalist Vijayalakshmi Shibaruru; Chitpavana Brahmana Sangha President Srikara Hebbar, Mysuru Hotel Owners Association Charitable Trust President Ravi Shastri, Gowda Saraswata Brahmana Sabha President M. Mahesh Shenoi and Lingappa Gowda of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Gowda Sangha will be the guests of honour. Dakshina Kannada Zilla Sangha President V. Srinivasa Rao will preside.
6 pm: Mime show ‘Puranadinda Kaliyugadavarage.’
6.20 pm: ‘Hasya Sanje’ and Byari cultural programme.
7 pm: Staging of Kannada play ‘Rani Abbakka’ by Vidhatri troupe.
programmes on Feb.11
8.30 am: Feature on ‘Tulunadina Siri.’
8.50 am: Gowda Saraswata Brahmana Samskruti.
9.15 am: Devotional Songs by Vidyabhushana.
10.30 am: Launch of ‘Tulunada Samskruti’ website and ‘Rani Abbakka’ edition by Chief Minister Siddharamaiah. Minister U.T. Khader will preside. Former MP Jayaprakash Hegde will be the guest of honour; ‘Rani Abbakka Award’ presentation ceremony-3 — Former Minister Rani Sathish will confer the award on Rathna B. Shetty of Deaf Children Parents Association-Mysuru; Dakshina Kannada Kulala Seva Sangha President K. Jayaram, The Byari Welfare Association President N. Mohammed Haji, Dakshina Kannadigara Okkuta – BEML President Mohandas Prabhu, Haveeka Sangha President L.N. Hegde, Konkani Christian Association President Vincent Crasta and Chutuku writer Dr. B. Sathish Rai will be the guests of honour. Bunts Sangha President T. Prabhakar Shetty will preside.
11.15 am: Women’s Poets Meet (Kavigoshti) — Music by Balachandra and troupe, Painting by Jaan Chandra and Dance by Deepika Bhat and troupe. KPA Dy. Director Dr. Dharanidevi Malagatti will preside. Participating poetesses – Dr. Kavita Rai, Dr. Lolakshi, Sahana Kanthabailu, Lavanya Prabhu, Vijayamala, Champa Shivanna and Dr. Chandrakala Nandavara.
12.45 pm: Konkani entertainment prog.
1 pm: Dance-Drama ‘Dashavatara – Hanuman Chalisa.’
1.25 pm: ‘Byari Samskruti – Open Pot mattu Daph Muttu’
1.45 pm: ‘Rani Abbakka Award’ presentation ceremony-4 — Shafi Sahadi of Bengaluru will confer the award on social worker from Mangaluru Kairunnisa Syed. Murudeshwara Navayit Association President Adbul Gafur, Tulu Shivalli Madhwa Maha Mandali President M. Krishnadas Puranik, Sri Gurunarasimha Mithra Mandali President Udayashankar Bhat, Billawa Sangha President D. Harindrakumar, Industrialists Abdul Aziz and Gracian Rodrigues will be the guests of honour. Billawa Sangha Hon. President J.B. Poojar will preside.
2.15 pm: Tulunada Vaibhava.
2.35 pm: ‘Tittiri Majalu – Tulu Samskruti Ondu Nota.’
2.55 pm: Feature ‘Karavali Rutu Sambhrama.’
3.15 pm: ‘Yaksha Natya’ by Siddivinayaka Natyakala Kendra, Suratkal.
4.45 pm: ‘Rani Abbakka Award’ presentation ceremony-5 — Former Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore Prof. K.S. Rangappa will confer the award on cine actor M. Leelavathi. Karavali Okkuta Mandya President Jagannath Shetty, Sri Jnanashakti Samskruti Sabha President Ananda Rao, Rama Kshatriya Sangha President H. Sridhar, Karavali Samskrutika Chavadi President Dr. Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Sri Krishna Trust Vice-President P. Jayaram Bhat and Industrialist Dr. Sudhir Shetty will be the guests of honour. Ram Vittaladas of Dasaprakash Group will preside.
5 pm: Valedictory — Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathi Deshikendra Swamiji will grace the occasion. Ministers D.V. Sadananda Gowda, B. Ramanath Rai and Tanveer Sait, MLAs M.K. Somashekar and G.T. Devegowda, former Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad, former MP A.H. Vishwanath and former Legislator A.G. Kodgi will be the guests of honour. Utsava Samithi Mysuru President Sudhakar S. Shetty will preside.
6 pm: Sugama Sangeetha by Padiyar and troupe.
7 pm to 9.30 pm: ‘Tulunada Vaibhava’ – An overview of Tulu culture.