Mysuru: A two-day ‘Bhavanotsava-2017’ marking the 130th birth anniversary of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB) Founder Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshi, organised by BVB Mysuru Kendra commenced last evening at Y.T. Thathachari auditorium in BVB premises in Vijayanagar here.
Inaugurating the programme, Vid. B.S. Ramanujam, Musician and former Economics faculty of Mahajana Degree College, recalled that Munshi aspired Indian art and culture to pervade across the globe which should be materialised with effort of everyone. He pointed out that artistes too are cultural ambassadors and added that every child performing at the programme could turn out as an outstanding artiste in future.
Continuing, Ramanujam regretted that many people learn an art to exhibit in reality shows only and expressed an apprehension that such a trend would be detrimental to the art itself. He hence advised parents to encourage their children to master the intricacies and nuances of an art which automatically brings fame and money.
He appealed Kalabharathi, the cultural wing of BVB, to offer certificate and diploma courses in performing arts with recognition of Music University emphasising that BVB certification carried value throughout the world.
The students later presented an array of cultural programmes.
Raghavendra Ratnakar and troupe presented devotional music.
BVB Bengaluru Chairman N. Ramanuja, BVB Mysuru Chairman Prof. A.V. Narasimhamurthy and others were present.