Mysuru: Department of Kannada and Culture Assistant Director H. Channappa has said that Kalamandira will have an international standard infrastructure shortly.
He was speaking at the valedictory of Ashada Rangasuggi, a two-day theatre fest organised by Apravarambe Samskrutika Samsthe at Kiru Rangamandira in Kalamandira premises here on Sunday.
Pointing out that Kalamandira will have a park, a vehicle parking facility, a full-fledged play rehearsal room and several other facilities matching with international standards, Channappa said that the Department has come up with plans to teach amateur artistes on playing musical instruments.
Noting that ‘Apravarambe’ theatre group, which was founded in 2009, has contributed a lot to the theatre, he lauded the theatre group for promoting artistes and honouring senior artistes.
Corporator M.V. Ramprasad said that MCC has been paying an honorarium of Rs. 10,000 each to 104 senior artistes of city.
Pointing out that the Mini Theatre (Kiru Rangamandira) coming up at the Town Hall would hugely benefit professional artistes, Ramprasad maintained that the MCC was committed to promote the cultural richness of the city.
Writer Prof. K. Bhyravamurthy, in his address, highlighted the contributions made by the erstwhile Mysore Rulers for promoting art and culture.
Noting that several organisations are striving to carry forward this legacy, he lauded ‘Apravarambe’ theatre group for its relentless theatre activities for the past 10 years.
Lurking danger: Artistes have taken exception to electric wire junction boxes that are posing danger at some points in Kalamandira premises. Highlighting the consequences if public come in contact with the exposed electric wires, the artistes urged the authorities to immediately cover these open boxes.