Celebrating art and culture with difference
By Express News Service - BANGALORE
24th June 2012 08:48 AM
For the students and faculty of the Hamsalekha’s Desi College, celebrating three years of the college was all about displaying their talents with a difference. So when the main guests, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and K S Rangappa, Vice-chancellor, Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysore, walked in to inaugurate the event, they were welcomed in unique style.
“In 40 years of my public life, I have never witnessed a welcome of this kind,” commented a surprised Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.
With ‘Desi Radio’ being the theme of the programme celebrating the ‘Desi Dibba Hadu Habba’, the guests were welcomed by a radio jockey as if welcoming them into a radio show.
The students of the college put up a starkly different programme by dance, drama and theatre performances, but above all, they played different musical instruments, like the saxophone - making the crowd break into unending applause.
In association with the Karnataka State Open University, the team amused everyone present.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said, “We often assume that innovative ideas and techniques can be seen only in the fields of science and technology. However, artistes often show us that they too can innovate and entertain. I encourage all artistes to keep looking for innovative ways to learn and grow and if they do that, life will unfold newer ways for them. The State Government has been supporting artistes and art schools as we don’t just believe in looking at the fruits, but also towards strengthening the roots.”
With the students putting up a day-long programme, the celebrations attracted a large number of people on the occasion.
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