The audience at Kalamandira here yesterday were treated to an array of delectable dances like Mohiniattam of Kerala, Lavani of Maharashtra, Bhangra of Punjab, Gotipuva of Odisha and Kamsale and Puja Kunitha of Karanataka.

The programme was organised jointly by District Administration, Department of Kannada and Culture and South Zone Cultural Centre (SZCC), Thanjavur, to mark the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of SZCC. The five-day programme concludes on Mar. 28 (there will be cultural programmes daily from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm).

Inaugurating the programme, City Police Commissioner K.L. Sudhir lauded the event as a wonderful confluence of dances from across the country. He pointed out that the nation was rich in folk dances which should be nurtured and encouraged by people.

SZCC Director Dr. E.N. Sajith, Kannada and Culture Assistant Director K.N. Annegowda, Retired Dy. Director of Rangayana T.N. Dasegowda and others were present.

The cultural programme commenced with a dance-drama Pancha Mathruka performed by artistes from Odisha. Later, troupes from Gujarat, Manipur, Haryana, West Bengal, Tripura, Rajasthan and Mizoram presented dances.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore