Mysore, May 31 (DM) - Curtains came down on the unique 11-day 'Kaadina Haadu' camp organised by Bhoomigeetha for fostering tribal arts and culture, here on Sunday.
'Kaadina Haadu' training camp, which was jointly launched by Mysore University and Tribal Farm Workers Association at Manasagangotri’s Fine Arts College on May 20, was successful in sensitising urban artists to Tribal arts and culture.
Renowned Music Director V. Manohar who was instrumental in organising the camp, delivered the valedictory address.
Monohar said that the poor economic conditions, an inferiority complex and exposure to an urban milieu for which they were not ready, has led to the disappearing of tribal art and culture. He expressed gratitude to all those who came to his aid in organising the camp.
Prof. Kalegowda Nagawara, who also spoke, said both the State and Central Government spent a lot of money for the development of tribals. But it is everyone's responsibility to see grants are used properly, he said.
Music University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Hanumanna Nayaka Dore, who spoke on the occasion, said classical music and folk music would be given equal priority. Although the govern-ment has sanctioned land for the Music University, the Forest Department was creating hurdles, he said.
Litterateur Devanur Mahadeva, in his address, said he visualised people seeing their primordial past within the subconscious mind in the folkways and lores of Tribal people.
Radical thinker P. Mallesh, in his address, observed that renowned music directors such as Manohar should strive towards nurturing Tribal music. All the artistes who participated in the camp were distributed certificates on the occasion.
Tribal artistes presented a musical programme. Theatrist Janardhan (Janni) compered. N.S. Gopinath, C. Basavalingaiah, Kikkeri Narayan were present.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore