Mysore/Mysuru: The Yuva Sambhrama event being performed at the Manasagangothri Open Air Theatre every evening is a sure crowd-puller with daily themes of performances. While the dances and programmes focused on the theme of Kannada pride on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the performances on Sept. 21 were around the themes of environment and nature, patriotism and devotion.
The overall message was to save the greenery and its associated fauna for the survival of homo sapiens. Destroying the environment will lead to the destruction of human civilisation and it is not possible to eat currency notes or coins instead of rice were other messages.
The dance themes were well-coordinated by environmentally-aware youths, some of who will take policy decisions for the land in the future.
The programme began with the performance of students from Karnataka Folklore
University, also known as Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya, who enacted the heroic acts of Sangolli Rayanna against the treachery of the British.
Next, there were performances by Periyapatna Government Women’s PU College, Mahaveer B.Ed College, Hunsur, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI) and Aloor Siddapura Government PU College in Somwarpet and all their performances centred around the environment, growth of forests and animal population. Whatever goes into nature comes back to humans, was their message.
Students from K.R. Nagar Government Women’s First Grade College, H.D. Kote Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College and Bhagamandala D. Chennamma College danced and performed patriotic tunes and also were sporting military fatigues.
A fervent message was sent by the students of MMK and SDM Women’s College who, through their performances, told the audience that women too deserve a fair chance and if provided opportunities, women will excel in all fields.
Performers from Vatsalya Shikshana Mahavidyalaya, JSS Autonomous Women’s College Saraswathipuram, Om Srinikethana Composite PU College and Chamarajanagar Vidya Vikasa Independent PU College spread folk culture on stage by performing on the foot-tapping music of Male Mahadeshwara.
Likewise, students from Yeraganahalli Nithya Niranthara Trust, Sukrutha Independent PU College and specially-abled students from JSS Polytechnic performed many numbers that earned huge applause from the audience, especially for the Shiva Tandava and Ramayana Katha Prasanga.