Friday, December 30, 2011

Dr Frederick D'Souza of New Delhi Archdiocese Appointed Caritas Director

Dr Frederick D'Souza, Archdiocese of New Delhi has been appointed director of Caritas India by the Archbishop of New Delhi. He has served as an assistant in the same organization from seven years.
Dr. Frederick D'Souza
Dr Frederick D'Souza was born on February 13, 1957, in Tellar - a village in Dakshina Kannada of Karnataka to the late Ignatius and Juanna D'Souza. He was the eighth of their nine children. Little did they know that this little boy was destined for great things.
After schooling, he joined St Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu, Mangalore and opted for Delhi Diocese. He was ordained in the year 1985. His first appointment was assistant parish priest at Rosary Church, Kingsway Camp and then as parish priest at Immaculate Conception Church, Village Kanhei, Gurgaon.
He has obtained Master of Arts from Mysore University and Master of Arts in Developments studies at Netherlands, and done his PhD from London School of Economy, London, UK.
His value of compassion for the poor drew the attention of his authorities who appointed him the head of different organizations like coordinator and director of Chetanalaya, NGO, New Delhi, director, regional forum of Caritas India and assistant executive director, Caritas, India. He has also served as the chancellor at Delhi Catholic Archdiocese, Archbishop’s House, New Delhi.
His administrative abilities solidly founded on his personal relationship with Jesus will definitely benefit everyone, especially the poor and the needy.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bharat Rang Mahotsav scheduled at NSD from Jan 8 to 22, 2012

Bharat Rang Mahotsav
The King of Dark Chamber- Raja
8 January 2012, Kamani Auditorium, 7:00 pm
The 14th Mahotsav will include several national and international performances, and various associated events in a wrap-around programme.
Bharat Rang Mahotsav was established a decade ago by the National School of Drama to stimulate the growth and development of theatre across the country. Originally a national festival showcasing the work of the most creative theatre workers in India, it has evolved to international scope, hosting theatre companies from around the world, and is now the largest theatre festival of Asia.
At the forefront of the International section this year we have a focus on contemporary Polish Theatre with three very vibrant productions.
A series of wrap around programs around the festival includes a talk on interactive sessions with the directors, a seminar on” The multi-disciplinary approach of Tagore’s performance language” and 5 photographic exhibitions.
Parallel Festival

Bharat Rang Mahotsav is accompanied by a shorter festival in a second city, with selections from the main repertoire, extending the scope of the Mahotsav and sharing its fare with theatre lovers outside Delhi. The second festival has to date been held in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Bhopal and Chennai. This year it travels to Amritsar, Punjab. 

•Kamani and Shri Ram Centre - Rs.200/-, Rs.100/-, Rs.50/-
•Abhimanch and LTG - Rs.200/- and Rs.100/-, Rs. 50/-
•Sammukh, Bahumukh, Meghdoot1,2,3 - Rs.50/-
•Abhikalp and Open Air - By Invitation.
•Advance booking will start on 5th Jan 2012 at NSD Campus from 10.00am to 3.00 pm
•Booking will be divided in three phases.
•First phase booking starts on 5th for plays from 8th Jan-12th Jan 2012.
•Second phase booking starts on 10th for plays from 13th Jan-17th Jan 2012.
•Third phase booking starts on 16th for plays from 18th Jan-22nd Jan 2012.
•Maximum four tickets per person per play for each phase at a time will be permitted.
•Current booking will start at the respective theatres one hour before the show.
•Invitations for Abhikalp and Open Air available at the Reception of National School of Drama from 10 am on the day of the perfortmance.
•Children below 8 years not allowed.
•Nearest Metro Station - Mandi House 

The 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav will be inaugurated with a visually beautiful production of Rabindranath Tagore’s highly symbolic play, ‘ The King of Dark Chamber – ‘Raja’ directed by Ratan Thiyam with Chorus Repertory of Manipur. As a tribute to Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary, the festival has a focus on his works with 14 productions and 4 Allied events from among the 88 plays in the main repertoire and 11 Allied events .

ದೆಹಲಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆ ಸಂಗೀತ

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bye Bye Metro Man - Elattuvalapil Sreedharan

Elattuvalapil  Sreedharan 
A man of great vision and impeachable integrity, the Metro Man Elattuvalapil   Sreedharan, who retires on Saturday (Dec. 31, 2011), gave Delhi a “new identity” for which people of the city will always miss him.
His contribution to the city as Managing Director of DMRC in the last 16 years, transforming the whole public transport system and in the process changed the way Delhiites travel.
“The whole city will miss him. My government will miss him. I do not have words to offer our gratitude to him for giving us a wonderful metro network which is now being followed as a model network by various world cities,”  Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said.
Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India being presented model of
Metro train by the Chairman of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation,
Dr. E. Sreedharan, during his visit at Delhi Metro Museum,
in New Delhi on December 02, 2011.
The 79-year-old technocrat, who joined DMRC in 1995, has been credited with construction of 190 km network across the National Capital Region, which is now considered as fastest growing Metro network anywhere in the world. The metro currently ferries over 16 lakh passengers on week days through over 2,500 trips. Sreedharan has offered us one of the most reliable and modern metro network in the world and  we will remain thankful to Sreedharan for it.
Sreedharan was given four extension of services and earlier this year he had wriiten a letter to Dikshit asking her to find his successor well ahead of his retirement in December.
A high-level government panel had selected Mangu Singh, DMRC’s Director who oversaw the construction of the high-speed Airport Metro Express, to succeed Sreedharan. 56-year-old Singh, a civil engineer from Roorkee University, was Sreedharan’s choice to step into his shoes as the DMRC Managing Director. 
Singh is an Indian Railways Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer of the 1981 batch and worked with Sreedharan in the Kolkata Metro project. 
He has been associated with the Delhi Metro since its inception. Asked about phase III expansion of metro network, Dikshit said it would come up under the newly appinted DMRC chief. Top officials said Sreedharan will not be associated with DMRC in any capacity after his retirement as envisaged earlier.
Giving the masses an affordable, fast and comfortable mode of transport, the Delhi Metro with its nearly 200-km network, on Dec. 24, 2011 completed its nine years of operation across the National Capital Region.
Making its debut on a small 8-km stretch on December 24, 2002, the Delhi Metro slowly added several corridors to its network over the years bringing the satellite cities of Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad closer to the city.
Metro Travel
The first ever Metro service started between Shahdara and Tis Hazari and since then the ridership has increased leaps and bounds to reach 20 lakh passengers a day.
In February, the Airport Express Line opened for commuter operations. On February 23, the services started for the commuters. With the opening of this 23.7 km long corridor, Delhi joined the elite list of global cities like Shanghai, Tokyo, London etc. which have direct Metro conductivity between the airport and the city centre. Another major achievement was the extension of the Metro to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. During the year, the DMRC was also involved in planning the next phase of Metro construction across the National Capital Region.

Monday, December 26, 2011

ವರ್ಷದ ಆರಂಭ ದಿನವೇ ದೆಹಲಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆ ಸಂಗೀತ ಸಿಂಚನ

’ಕೋಟೆ ಶೈಲಿ’ ಎಂದೇ ಸುಗಮ ಸಂಗೀತ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಸರು ಮಾಡಿರುವ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆಯವರ ಸಂಗೀತ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಇದೀಗ ದೆಹಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಮುಂದೆ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತಗೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದೆ.
ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷದ ಆರಂಭ ದಿನವೇ (01.01.2012) ದೆಹಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸಂಘದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಗೀತ ಧಾರೆ ಹರಿಯಲಿದೆ.
ಸಂಗೀತ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರಾದ ಬಾಲ ಮುರಳೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಹಾಗು ಕೆ.ಜಿ. ಜೇಸುದಾಸ ಇವರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಭಾವಿತರಾದ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆಯವರ ಧ್ವನಿ ಮತ್ತು ರೂಪ ಜೇಸುದಾಸ್‌ರಂತೆ ಇರುವುದು ವಿಶೇಷ. ದಕ್ಷಿಣದ ಭಾರತದ ವಿವಿಧ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಗಮ ಸಂಗೀತ ನೀಡಿರುವ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆ ಈ ತಲೆಮಾರಿನ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಗಾಯಕರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಬ್ಬರು. ೨೫೦೦ಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸಂಗೀತ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿರುವ ಶಶಿಧರಕೋಟೆಯವರ ಖ್ಯಾತಿ ಆಂಧ್ರಪ್ರದೇಶ ತಮಿಳುನಾಡು, ಮುಂಬಯಿ, ಕೇರಳಗಳಿಗೆ ವಿಸ್ತರಿಸುವುದು ಅವರ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆ ಮತ್ತು ಜನಪ್ರಿಯತೆಗೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿ.
ಸಂಗೀತ ಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಳ ನಾಡಿ ಮಿಡಿತವನ್ನು ಅರಿತು ತಾನು ಹಾಡಲಿರುವ ಗೀತೆಯನ್ನು ಆಯ್ಕೆ ಮಾಡುವ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆ ಹಾಡಲು ತೊಡಗಿದರೆ ಗಾಯನದಲ್ಲಿ ಲೀನವಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶಕ್ಕೆ ಅನುಗುಣವಾಗಿ ಅವರು ದಾಸರ ಪದ, ಜನಪದ ಗೀತೆ, ಭಕ್ತಿಗೀತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರದ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧ ಗೀತೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಡಿ ಕೇಳುಗರನ್ನು ಮೋಡಿ ಮಾಡಬಲ್ಲರು.
ಗಾಯಕನಿಗೆ ಸಂಗೀತದ ರಾಗಗಳಷ್ಟೇ ಅದರ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಅರಿವು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಬಲವಾಗಿ ನಂಬಿರುವ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆಯವರ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರೀಯ ಹಿನ್ನಲೆಯ ಮಾತ್ರವಲ್ಲ ಎಲ್ಲ ಜನಸಮೂಹದ ಕೇಳುಗರನ್ನು ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸಿದೆ. ಆಂಗ್ಲ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ನಾತಕೋತ್ತರ  ಪದವೀಧರರಾಗಿರುವ ಕೋಟೆಯವರು ಇಂದು ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಸಂಗೀತಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಬದುಕನ್ನು ಅರ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆಯವರು ಈಚೆಗೆ ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನವನ್ನು ಸುಗಮ ಸಂಗೀತ ಶೈಲಿಗೆ ಅಳವಡಿಸಿ ನೀಡಿದ ಧ್ವನಿಮುದ್ರಿತ ಕ್ಯಾಸೆಟ್‌ಗಳು ಅತಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಮಾರಾಟವಾಗಿ ದಾಖಲೆ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಿದೆ. ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಪರಂಪರೆಯಿಂದ ಪ್ರಭಾವಿತರಾಗಿರುವ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆಯವರ ಸಂಗೀತ ದೆಹಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ಹೊಸ ಅನುಭವ ನೀಡಲಿದೆ.
ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಸುಳ್ಯ ತಾಲೂಕಿನ ಖ್ಯಾತ ಸಹಕಾರಿ ದುರೀಣರಾದ ಕೋಟೆ ವಸಂತಕುಮಾರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯವರ ಪುತ್ರ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆ. ಅವರ ಪತ್ನಿ ಸೀತಾ ಕೋಟೆ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯ ಭರತನಾಟ್ಯ ಕಲಾವಿದೆ. ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆ ದೂರದರ್ಶನ ಕಲಾವಿದರಾಗಿಯೂ ಹೆಸರು ಗಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹಲವು ಧಾರವಾಹಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಟಿಸಿರುವ ಅವರು ನಿರೂಪಕರಾಗಿಯೂ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸಿರಿಕಂಠದ ಗಾಯಕ, ಸ್ವರ ಮಂದಾರ, ಗಾನ ಗಾರುಡಿಗ ಮೊದಲಾದ ಬಿರುದುಗಳಿಗೆ ಪಾತ್ರರಾಗಿರುವ ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆಯವರಿಗೆ ’ಆರ್ಯಭಟ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠ ಗಾಯಕ’ ಹಾಗೂ ’ಸಂಗೀತ ರತ್ನ’ ಮೊದಲಾದ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳು ಲಭಿಸಿವೆ.
ಕನ್ನಡದ ಖ್ಯಾತ ಗಾಯಕನ ಸಂಗೀತ ಸಿಂಚನದೊಂದಿಗೆ ದೆಹಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ತಮ್ಮ ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಿ ಎಂಬ ಆಶಯ ವಸಂತ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಬೆಳ್ಳಾರೆ ಅವರದ್ದು. ತಮ್ಮ ’ದೆಹಲಿ ಮಿತ್ರ’ ಸಂಘಟನೆಯ ಮೂಲಕ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಶಶಿಧರ ಕೋಟೆಯವರ ತಂದೆ ’ದಿ. ಕೋಟೆ ವಸಂತ ಕುಮಾರ’ರಿಗೆ ಅಭಿಮಾನದಿಂದ ಅರ್ಪಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ ಎಂದು ವಸಂತ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಯವರು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸಾಹಿತಿ ಡಾ. ಪುರುಷೋತ್ತಮ ಬಿಳಿಮಲೆ, ಡಾ. ಬಿ.ಟಿ. ಚಿದಾನಂದ ಮೂರ್ತಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಡಾ. ಎಂ.ಎನ್. ಗೌಡ ಇವರ ಅಭಿನಂದನಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ.
ವೈ. ಅವನೀಂದ್ರನಾಥ್ ರಾವ್

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Eight books of poetry, seven of novels,  three of essays, one each  of short stories, narrative history, biography and a play have won the Sahitya Akademi Award this year.
The Awards were recommended by distinguished Jury members representing 23 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi which met today under the Chairmanship of Sri Sunil Gangopadhyay, President of the Sahitya Akademi.
Famous poets honoured with the Award for the year 2011 are (late) Kabin Phukan (Assamese), Manindra Gupta (Bengali), Premananda Mosahari (Bodo),  Naseem Shafaie (Kashmiri), Melvyn Rodrigues (Konkani), Harekrishna Satapathy  (Sanskrit),  Aditya Kumar Mandi (Santali) and Khaleel Mamoon (Urdu).
The well-known novelists  Kashinath Singh (Hindi),  Gopalakrishna Pai (Kannada),  Kshetri Bira (Manipuri),  Kalpanakumari Devi (Odia), Baldev Singh (Punjabi),  Atul Kanakk (Rajasthani) and  S. Venkatesan (Tamil) are among those honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2011.
Lalit Magotra (Dogri),  Grace (Marathi) and  Samala Sadasiva (Telugu) have got the Award for their books of essays.
Ramachandra Guha (English) for his book of  Narrative History, Mohan Parmar (Gujarati) for his book of  short stories,  M. K. Sanu (Malayalam) for his book of biography and Mohan Gehani (Sindhi) for his 
book of plays have been honoured.
The books were selected on the basis of recommendations made by a Jury of three members in the concerned languages in accordance with the procedure laid down for the purpose.  According to the procedure, the Executive Board declared the Awards on the basis of unanimous selections made by the Jurors or selection made on the basis of majority vote.  The Awards relate to books first published during the three years immediately preceding the year of Award (i.e., between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2009).  
Award in Maithili will be declared later.  No Award in Nepali.
The Award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copperplaque, a shawl  and a cheque of  Rs. 1,00,000/- will be presented to the authors of these books at a special function to be held on 14 February 2012 at New Delhi during the Festival of Letters organized by Sahitya Akademi.

Don 2 - Flash mob

This Flash mob was produced by the Well-wisher of KEMPUKOTE Shri Basti Dinesh Shenoy and was  directed for Microsoft Don 2 Campaign.

Asst. Editor: Vivek Rana, 
Operative cameramen: Anushree, Chanchal and Jatin Makker. 
Director of photography: Chandramohan Mohan. 
Editor and co-director: Yash Bhardwaj. 
Producer/Director: Dinesh Shenoy. 
Agency: Pulp Strategy.

Dinesh Shenoy (standing folding his hand back) at Centrestage Mall in Noida
Exclusive Photo by KEMPUKOTE

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A folk art of coastal land and a scholar from Germany

Katrin Binder

Her interest was music and theatre. When a performance of Yakshagana, a folk art of unique blend of traditional music, eye-catching costumes, authentic styles of dance, gestures and acting with its extemporaneous dialogue caught her glimpse she thought “this is it”. 
Katrin Binder, a doctoral scholar of Indology and currently teaching Kannada at Wurzburg University, Germany arrived in New Delhi on her way to Udupi in Karnataka, spent a quite evening of winter sharing her thoughts and experiences among some Yakshagana enthusiasts on 17 Dec 2011. 
Katrin knows Kannada and has translated Abhimanyu Kalaga Yakshagana Prasanga into German. Katrin has submitted her Ph. D. thesis on the subject “ Yakshgana Rangabhumi” to University of Tuebingen, Germany during 2008. 
Introducing her to the audience Dr. Purushothama Bilimale, eminent folklore scholar said Dr. Kota Shivaram Karanth, the legendary Kannada scholar and Martha Bush Aston from the US have tremendously contributed for academic and performance of Yakshagana. Martha's legacy is being carried forward by German research scholar Katrin Binder, said Dr. Bilimale. Dr. Karanth experimented with the dance form by introducing western musical instruments. He also reduced the time of a Yakshagana performance from 12 hours to two and half hours. 
Katrin Binder has been trained on Yakshagana at renowned Yakshagana Kalakendra run by the Govinda Pai Research Institute located at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, Udupi. Her Guru Bannanje Sanjiva Suvarna, teacher at Yakshagana Kendra is noteworthy personality who started as a amateur Yakshagana artist and blossomed fully into a fine exponent of the traditional artist of Yakshagana. He is well-versed in traditional Yakshagana of Badagu Thittu (northern) style. Quite a number of enthusiasts from abroad like John Alee from Australia, Bruna Sirabella from Italy  also underwent training in the Yakshagana Kalakendra for varying periods. Katrin Binder’s other areas of work are modern Kannada literature and drama, history of Basel Mission in Karnataka.  Katrin who came to Udupi to do her fieldwork for her master's thesis on Yakshagana fell in love with the art and continued to study it academically and experimented the performance. She has performed in several places in Europe. 
Dr. Purushothama Bilimale (left) interacting
“When I came to India for the first time for a month in 2000, I simply worked on my research.” While doing so, she started wearing Indian dress, learning the Indian languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Tulu. Along with she has started loving Yakshagana. "In Yakshagana, for me its music was very difficult. Guru Sanjeev Suvarna and Dr. B. A. Vivek Rai taught me Kannada", she said. Before performing Yakshagana regularly, she was introduced to the stage as Balagopala. "My Guru put together Sabha Lakshana, choreographed Ganapathi Stuti, Krishna oddolaga or courtier entry and Raja Vesha oddolaga". She also studied the materials on Hermann Mögling and Reverend Ferdinand Kittel, priests and scholars with the Basel Mission who have contributed to the cultural development of the Coastal Karnataka and the Kannada language. She attended different forms of Yakshagana  performances like harake aata of Mandarti Mela and commercials shows of Perdur Mela. Through local newspapers like Udayavani and Vijay Karnataka she collected the developments happening in Yakshagana field. 
She named her two daughters Usha and Yashodhara and takes them along with her to make them to understand what their mother is doing in India. She is always fond to remember her Guru Suvarna and his family who become close friends that she now calls them her second family. 
Yakshagana is a vibrant living form of theatre art. Despite doubts among the performers and scholars about the future of this folk art, it is going to stay for long. 
Scholars, Yakshagana  performers and the novice had a gainful discussion with Katrin Binder, scholar from Germany on her feat in this folk art of coastal land.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Love for wildlife runs in the family

BANGALORE- BASED Ullas Karanth, son of the legendry Kannada writer Shivarama Karanth ( Jnanapith awardee) is a world- renowned conservation zoologist and tiger expert. His daughter, Krithi K Karanth, a conservation biologist, has achieved a rare distinction.
She is the recipient of the 10,000th grant of the National Geographic Society, a prestigious honour.
The grant will enable Krithi ( 32) to assess human- wildlife conflicts in five parks of India’s Western Ghats. The project will identify and map risks and consequences for local people and the implications for conflict- prone wildlife species such as elephants, leopards and tigers.
India’s rich wildlife continues to be threatened by habitat destruction, prey depletion, poaching and global wildlife trade. Krithi is concerned about the dramatic decline of species. Karnataka is among the top states witnessing a sudden increase in animal- human conflicts.
Unfortunately, the government has remained oblivious to this fact and and refuses to take action. Besides, it is not willing to consult experts like Karanth, who has received international recognition while wildlife continues to suffer.
Aravind Gowda / Mail Today

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11, 1911 - A Hundred Years after the Birth of New Delhi as Capital City

Jantar Mantar

Janpath Market

LIC Building 
Humayun's Tomb

India Gate

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Friday, December 9, 2011

ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನಾಟಕೋತ್ಸವಕ್ಕೆ ಕರ್ಣಭಾರ

  • ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನಾಟಕೋತ್ಸವಕ್ಕೆ ಕರ್ಣಭಾರ
    • Udayavani | Dec 08, 2011
      ಉಡುಪಿ : ದಿಲ್ಲಿಯ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನಾಟಕ ಶಾಲೆ ಆಯೋಜಿಸಿರುವ 14ನೇ 'ಭಾರತ್‌ ರಂಗ್‌ ಮಹೋತ್ಸವ್‌' ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಮಣಿಪಾಲದ ಸಂಗಮ ಕಲಾವಿದೆರ್‌ ಅವರ 'ಕರ್ಣಭಾರ' ನಾಟಕ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾಗಿದೆ.

      2012ರ ಜ. 8ರಿಂದ 22ರ ವರೆಗೆ ದೇಶದ ವಿವಿಧ ಭಾಗಗಳ ತಂಡಗಳಿಂದ ನಾಟಕ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ನಡೆಯಲಿದೆ. ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಸ ಮಹಾಕವಿಯ ಅಭಜಾತ ಕರ್ಣಭಾರ ನಾಟಕವು ಖ್ಯಾತ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಡಾ| ಶ್ರೀಪಾದ ಭಟ್‌ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನಗೊಳ್ಳಲಿದೆ.

      ಇದೇ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಬಾರಿಗೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನಾಟಕ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ತುಳು ನಾಟಕ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಕಾಣಲಿದೆ. ಇದು ನಮ್ಮ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗೆ ಹೆಗ್ಗಳಿಕೆ. ರಂಗಭೂಮಿಯ ಪ್ರಯೋಗಶೀಲತೆಗೆ ನಾಂದಿ ಹಾಡಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಸಂಗಮ ಕಲಾವಿದೆರ್‌ ಸಂಘಟನೆಯ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ನಿತ್ಯಾನಂದ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಗಾರ್‌ ಪ್ರಕಟನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Gangavathi

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Delhi Kannada School - Golden Jubilee Celebrations

The Delhi Kannada Education Society (DKES) a registered society established in 1959 by founder President late Shri S V Krishna Murthy Rao, the then Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha inaugurated Delhi Kannada School in 1961.  The Society established School of Computer Science in 2003 which runs MCA course approved by AICTE. 

The Society takes immense pleasure in announcing that Delhi Kannada School has just completed 50 years of its valuable service and contributions towards education in the capital city of India-Delhi, since its inception on Vijaya Dashami Day in the year 1961.

The DKES, therefore, has already taken a step ahead by inaugurating Golden Jubilee functions on 17th October, 2010, with Sharada Pooja, felicitation to the first batch of the students, founder teachers and life members who were involved in the inauguration of the school.  We held year long functions including seminars, inter-school competitions, cultural programmes and programmes for Alumni of school.

Fifty years ago on this auspicious day, it formally opened with ten students on its roles. DKS began with one teacher-cum-principal along with a clerk to help him to set up the school in October 1961. In contrast, today DKS, after fifty years of its fruitful existence, has grown into a big school with about 1000 students on its roles and with more than sixty teachers, including staff taking care of various aspects of the School. No doubt, it was long journey for the DKS and this journey was facilitated by numerous enlightened, forward-looking and above all passionate Kannadigas.

The School is run in a co-educational system with more than 1000 students coming from various parts of Delhi. Though primacy in admission is given to Kannadigas, the students from other States, including Delhi are also admitted. The four languages taught in the School are Kannada, Hindi, Sanskrit and English. Though medium of instruction is English, Kannada is compulsorily taught from class I to V to all children with provision upto class XII as optional subject.  The School has maintained steady progress since beginning in both curricular and extra-curricular activities. The School children, with assistance of excellent teachers, have excelled in various activities. Delhi Kannada School is regarded as one of the best schools in its Zone.  The results of the School have also been consistently good.

The infrastructure of the School is excellent and it is being regularly updated. At present, there are about 40 class rooms. Besides these, there is a well-equipped library hall, a science lecture hall and separate laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology. There is a vast play ground for children to play which needs refurbishing. 

There is a provision for canteen and health clinic. Besides this, the School has several activities such as - house system, scouts and guides unit, art and painting, yoga and music teaching, debating houses and other facilities.

Though the above facilities have been realized, some are yet to be realized and it is hoped that these will take shape in future.  These initiatives need brief mention and these are:
The idea of expanding the area of School and its play ground is still in the process of realization.  If the vacant land adjacent to the School is made available this dream could be realized.  Successive Boards of Management have taken up this initiative and hopefully we will be able to get this additional land, subject to availability and as per existing Governmental norms and regulations;

Need to build additional class rooms, science labs and strengthen the existing infrastructure in the Golden Jubilee year by adding new furniture, computers and other learning equipments for children;

Construction of a well-equipped auditorium and activity hall; this would require huge resource mobilization and assistance from the Government of Karnataka and Delhi Government;

Equipping playground with all-weather Basket Ball and Badminton Courts;

Opening the branches of Delhi Kannada School at different parts of Delhi, (such as Dwarka/Janakpuri, Mayur Vihar and such other places as to be specified) to facilitate the children of Delhi Kannadigas;

Opening of a management and vocational institute to provide for job-oriented programmes.

With the co-operation of Hon’ble Members of Delhi Kannada Education Society, eminent Kannadigas, Govt. of Karnataka, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and General Public we are sure to achieve the aims of objectives of the society.

The School is organizing Golden Jubilee on 11.12.2011.