The officials involved in Department of Kannada and Culture need to understand the bylaws set for Rangayana said Rangayana Director Janardhan (Janni).

He was speaking at an interaction programme organised by Mysore District Journalists’ Association (MDJA) at its premises here this morning.

Janardhan said that he would put in efforts to make the officials understand the bylaws as he was the person who had written them. He added that any major decisions with regard to Rangayana had to be taken by Ranga Samaja for which the Minister for Kannada and Culture is the President.

He also stressed that the State Government has to give importance to theatre by allocating separate budget for the theatre. Programmes such as seminars and others should be held to chalk out programmes for Rangayana.

Janardhan also added that State Government should also come forward to provide aid for theatre actors and companies which are in distress. He said that it was also the responsibility of Rangayana and Academies to identify the problems and come out with solutions pertaining to theatre activities and theatre artistes.

Stating that there were 18 artistes at Rangayana and few of them would be retiring in a couple of months, Janni said, “The artistes are not Government employees but they have served for more than 25 years at Rangayana. They have to be considered on humanitarian grounds.”

On Rangayana completing 25 years, Rangayana Director Janardhan said that they would plan for celebrations after the artistes come back from the tour of Delhi, Chandigarh and Gurgaon in the month of November.

Janardhan said that Rangayana had plans to organise ‘Bahuroopi’ and ‘Ranga Abhiyana 25’ together and added that a decision would be made in this regard after the meeting with concerned officials and artistes.

MDJA President C.K. Mahendra and General Secretary K. Deepak were present on the occasion.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore