Attend Kannada Samskruti Samavesha, a cultural fest organised to promote culture of Karnataka
Witness a celebration of Kannada culture, with the Kanada Samskuti Samavesha, which includes folk music, dancers and seminars on Karnataka. The two-day festival has been organised by the Government of Karnataka's Department of Kannada and Culture, Bangalore in association with Kannada Sangha.
Folk artist performing the traditional dance form Yakshagana
The festival is organised every year in different cities in India, and this time Pune has been chosen as a destination. An array of events has been planned for the two days. Throwing some light on the event, K Ramdas Acharya, PRO, Kannada Sangha, says, "It's a fest-cum-annual meet to promote the culture of Karnataka. The festival will feature folk music, rural dance and seminars. The idea is to bring people from the community together along with people who would like to understand Kannada culture through these events."
With an interesting line-up planned, the festival will showcase Kannada songs, light Kanada music, dance drama, Hindustani and Karnataka music, Mahila Yakshagana and Kanada folk dance. Apart from the cultural events, the festival will also be conducting seminars on Kannada Marathi Samskrutika Kolu Koduge (Cultural exchange in Karnataka-Maharashtra) and Horanadinalli Samskrutika Bhandhavya (Cultural Harmony outside Karnataka), which will be addressed by Chandrakant Pokale, Belgaum and Dr Tamil Selvi, HOD, Kannada Division, Madras University, Chennai.
"There are a lot of similarities between Maharashtra and Karnataka in terms of culture and art. There are a lot of Kannada books that have been translated in Marathi and vice versa. Apart from exchange in art and culture, we have people traveling to both the cities for education and jobs. The relation among people is very cordial and we hope to have engaging discussions through these seminars," informs Acharya.The event is open to all.
On December 2 and 3
At Kannada Sangha, Dr Kalmadi Shyamrao, Secondary Section Campus, Ganesh Nagar, Kothrud.