Globalisation has affected theatre also resulting in its losing popularity, opined actor and theatre director Mandya Ramesh.

He was speaking after launching an inter-college cultural competition as part of Banumothsava organised by D. Banumaiah Arts and Commerce College at Banumaiah Kala Bhavan here on Friday.

“Theatre helps people to develop organising skills and improves communication. Unfortuna-tely, globalisation has hit hard the theatre sector which is heeding towards extinction,” he added.

Any competition is not meant for winning prizes alone and losing too will help a person to correct his/her mistakes. Along with Kannada, a student should have a good knowledge of English and computer to excel in career, said Ramesh who appealed to the youth to exercise their franchise in polls to elect able politicians. Over 100 students of various colleges participated.

Banumaiah Institutions Vice- President S.J. Lakshmegowda presided. Administrative Officer Dr. N. Thimmaiah, Hon. Secretary P.V. Narahari, Trustee Dr. V.B. Jayadev & others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore