‘Nelada Pada’ exhibited the pluralistic nature of India

The event gave call to fight against all fascist forces that are destroying cultural  ethos of India


The cultural event, ‘ Nelada Pada,(Song of the Soil), Desi Yuva Samskritika Utsava’ organised by Karnataka Vidyarthi Sanghtane (KVS), student organisation at Spurti Dhama in Bengaluru exhibited the pluralistic nature of Indian society.

The event was organised on account of the birth anniversary of Kannada poet Kuvempu who is also called Rashtrakavi.

The programme was flagged off with the slogan ‘Arive Ambekdar, Guruve Ambedkar’ (Consiousness is Ambedkar and Ambekdar is teacher).

A march was taken out which was led by noted music director, Hamsalekha and veteran journalist, Dr. Vijayamma from Ambedkar statue to Buddha statue.

Various folk artists also participated in playing traditional music.

The event held in the scenic and tranquil environment of Spurti Dhama.

Speaking on the occasion, KVS State Convener, Sarovar Benkikere recalled the contribution of Farmers’ who led a massive protest against three farm laws of Modi government.

The members of Alai team of Baraguru village presented a traditional ‘ Moharram Alai Dance’ that showcased Hindu-Muslim harmony.

As the stage was all set, Singer Chintan Vikas sung Kuvepu’s poem, ‘O nanna chetana, aagu ni aniketana’ in a different composition to officially launch cultural events.

The even primarily focused on the multi faceted, diverse and pluralistic nature of  the country through music, dance, poems and songs.

It sent a clear message among the youth to fight against all fascist forces that are hell-bent destroy the strongly rooted and intrinsic ethos of India.

The members of women folk group of Mandya district enthralled the audience with their splendid performance.

Singing in their traditional dialect, they gave a call to people to get united to protect and preserve the traditional culture which is gradually getting diminished.

The members of Nada Jhenkara of Dharwad district presented a mesmerizing song ‘ Yelli Kanelli Kaniro Namma Yellawwa’.

Heartwarming presentation of Jenukuruba community

The marvellous performance of the Jenukuraba adivasi community members who had come from villages in Kodagu district attracted the audience immensely. These adivasis come from the villages that have no basic amenities such as roads, electricity and water.

Elated and rejoiced with their performance,  Hamsalekha offered a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 to the group. He also promised to bring their performance to Zee Kannada entertainment channel.

Later in the noon, folk singer Y.G. Uma and Nada Manilankur presented their art.

Spurti Dhama president, Mariswamy, noted singer,M. D. Pallavi, young director, Mansore, B. M. Giriraj and others were present.


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April 2024


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