“Theatre is like a mother. Apart from teaching oneself how to lead life, it has the capability to guide others,” opined noted cine actor and director Prakash Raj.

He was speaking as the chief guest at the valedictory of the week long youth theatre fest “B.V. Karanth Yuva Rangothsava” organised by Rangothsava at Rangayana premises here yesterday.

“The theatre, apart from teaching values concerning human relationship, will impart energy to lead life. It also has the power to mould a person into an artiste and I myself am an example for this,” he said.

Recalling his student days while studying at St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore, Prakash Raj credited his english teacher and senior actor Prof. G.K. Govinda Rao for his success as an actor.

Remembering B.V. Karanth, Prakash Raj said he felt greatly delighted upon seeing the presence of large youth at Rangayana, which is the brainchild of B.V. Karanth.

Terming Rangayana Director Janardhan (Janni) as his friend, Prakash Raj assured of extending all possible help for Rangayana’s activities.

Rangayana Director Janardhan in his presidential address, said, it was Prakash Raj who taught him how to be joyful. Recalling his earlier days when Prakash Raj served him food, Janni declared that he would give his best in bringing more name and fame to Rangayana.

Rangayana Deputy Director S.I. Bhavikatti, Convenor Saroja Hegde and others were present.

The fest concluded with Mahajana Degree College students staging a play Yaare Koogadali.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore