Mysore/Mysuru: “It is necessary to have ethics and professionalism in education. There is a need to introduce a residential system in theatre education too,” said Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Nagesh V. Bettakote.
He was speaking after distributing the student ID cards to Bharatiya Rangavidyalaya students of 2022-23 batch at Rangayana in city recently.
“Apart from developing humanity in theatre education, one must be a good citizen of the country. Students who learn basic acting skills here have wide opportunities waiting for them in the film field. One can be a theatre teacher, actor, director, music technician etc.,” the VC said.
Talking about National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 implemented by the Central Government, Prof. Bettakote said that we must make use of the new policy by taking our modern education system, heritage and culture to international level and our country to global recognition.
Recalling Swami Vivekananda’s message to youths that how we shape our life is in our hands, Prof. Bettakote said, “Earlier, drama companies and professional theatres used to perform in villages and entertain people. As days passed, the theatre has also reformed and is doing great works in moulding a person’s interest and creating awareness among them.”
Rangayana Mysuru Director Addanda C. Cariappa, who presided, said that theatre training classes were started by senior Theatre Director Prasanna. “Now theatre has provided hundreds of talented artistes. Three elements any theatre student must have are discipline, commitment and promptness. Having all these aspects helps one to reach great heights,” he said.
Rangayana Mysuru Deputy Director Nirmala Matapathi, teachers Amith Reddy, Nandakumar, Jagadish Manavarthe, Anju Singh, Ramnath and others were present at the programme.