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Published by neilshekar, 2019-10-11 01:17:29

Oct News - 2019 -1

Oct News - 2019 -1

Vol.20 No. 10 October - 2019


Prof. M. Basavanna, Eminent teacher, Writer and Philosopher and Shri Y.N. Gangadhara Setty,
President Vinayaka Gokak Vangmaya Trust, after being felicitated pose with other dignitaries from left :

Shri Anil Gokak, Director, Vinayaka Gokak Vangmaya Trust, Shri. H.N. Suresh, Director, Bharatiya
Vidya Bhavan, Shri. Shri Chiranjiv Singh, Former Ambassador to UNESCO, and

Dr. V.R. Panchamukhi, noted Economist and Sanskrit scholar.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and The event began with the

Vinayaka Gokak Vangmaya Trust lighting of the lamp by the
held the Prof. V. K.Gokak Award dignitaries on the dais. Then
ceremony on September 8, 2019, followed the reading of the shubha
at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, sandesha or message sent by
Bengaluru. Jagadguru Shri Shivarathri

1 [email protected]

Shri Anil Gokak, Director, Vinayaka Gokak Vangmaya Trust, honoured by
Shri H.N. Suresh, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Suttur Math, who said he was Bengaluru Kendra committee;
happy to know of the award to Shri H. N.Suresh, Director,
be conferred by the Vinayaka Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan; as
Vangmaya Trust and Bharatiya well as the awardee, Prof.
Vidya Bhavan and sent wishes M.Basavanna; and Shri.
for a successful event. Panchamukhi, who presented
him with the award.
This was followed by Shri
Anil Gokak, V.K.Gokak’s son ShriAnil Gokak also threw
and Director of Vinayaka Gokak light on Prof. Basavanna’s
Vangmaya Trust, welcoming the popularity as a professor of
dignitaries and the audience. psychology by quoting how a
He welcomed Shri Y. N. female student did not want to
Gangadhara Setty, President of miss his class even on her
the trust; Shri Chiranjiv Singh, wedding day and so, she attended
former Ambassador to his class. He listed out the books
UNESCO, and member of Prof. Basavanna had written like


Oedipus Complex, Interpretation Dr. V.R. Panchamukhi
of Dreams, Parenting, the Noted Economist and
concept of Ardhanareeshwara,
and others, all in Kannada. In the Sanskrit scholar.
book called Psychological
Complexes, he had thrown light Sanskrit Vidwan, and Chancellor,
on about 20-25 complexes, said Shri Guru Sarvabhouma Sanskrit
Gokak. Vidyapeeth, Mantralaya,Andhra
Pradesh, conferred the award on
Dr. V. K. Gokak was a Prof. Basavanna.
famous writer in Kannada and
English, and an educationist. Shri Panchamukhi was also
Having studied at the University Prof. Gokak’s student at
of Oxford where he secured first Dharwad, as mentioned by
class honours, he worked as Shri.Anil Gokak in his welcome
Principal at Willingdon College, address. Introducing Shri
Pune; Director at Central Institute Panchamukhi, Gokak said that he
of English and Foreign Languages was one in many and many in one.
in Hyderabad, and as President
of the Sahitya Academy, among Shri Panchamukhi went down
others. memory lane to Dr. Gokak’s
English classes which he
The award is given in his attended. “When he quoted
name every year to a person ‘To be or not to be,’ or ‘Brutus is
who has made an immense an honourable man,’ we felt the
contribution to the field of characters themselves spoke,” he
education. For the year 2019, said. Further, Shri Panchamukhi
it was presented to Prof. M. spoke on how the wisdom of the
Basavanna, author and thinker,
who taught Psychology and was
former professor at Shri
Venkateshwara University,

Dr. V. R. Panchamukhi,
expert in Economics and a


Shri Chiranjiv Singh Former Kannada, such as Lucifer effect,
Ambassador, UNESCO Psychological complexes, and
Sigmund Freud. Prof. Basavanna
Bhagavad Gita held insights into studied M. A. in Psychology at
human psychology, on several Mysore University, followed by
aspects such as how to avoid a diploma in Clinical Psychology
stress and anxiety and how to at NIMHANS, Bangalore.He did
control them, or dealing with a his PhD at Shri Venkateshwara
truant subordinate, and other University in Tirupathi and joined
examples. He concluded that the as a lecturer in psychology and
Bhagavad Gita is a science on retired as professor. He served
human behavior, it is akin to as Visiting/Guest Professor at
management science and human Gulbarga, Karnatak and
psychology. Bangalore universities.

Prof. Basavanna, the Shri Chiranjeev Singh, the
recipient of the award, said that Chief guest, said that the event
he was not worthy of the award, brought together scholarship,
and spoke on how his journey as spirituality and exalted senior
a writer began unsuccessfully. personalities. He recalled meeting
A high point of his speech was his Dr. V. K. Gokak in 1986 in
statement that all human beings connection with the 1st Vishwa
feel the need to be wanted. He Kannada Sammelana, the work
has several books on psychology towards which came under the
to his credit, all of them written in Department of Kannada and
Culture, which Shri Singh then
headed as Secretary.

Shri Singh suggested that
Dr. Gokak give the introductory
speech. Shri Hegde wanted the
speech to be in English. When
Singh contacted Dr. Gokak,
“he agreed gracefully” though
it was a Kannada event.


Another time, Dr. Gokak’s spirituality. May be it is time to
publisher approached Shri Singh rediscover Gokak, he believed.
for support from the government
for publishing Gokak’s famous Shri Gangadhara Setty,
Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi (for President of Vinayaka Vangmaya
which he received the Jnanpith Trust, said that it was due to
award). Shri Singh said he was ShriAnil Gokak’s hard work
surprised that such a classic that the trust had been able to
should require support. However, honour such eminent contributors
he added that such was the case to education. (Shri Setty,
with most regional literature. incidentally, donated Rs 1 lakh
Dr.Gokak later sent him an to the BBMP school run by
autographed copy. BVB in Shrirampuram).

Shri Chiranjiv Singh felt that A unique aspect of the
Dr.Gokak possessed a balance event was that the wives of Shri
between worldliness and Basavanna and Shri Panchamukhi
were also felicitated.


Krishna Gana Sudha : Vocal : Ms. Aishvarya Mahesh,
Keyboard : Shri Dushyanth, Tabla : Shri Krishnananda Prabhu on Aug 24,

at Vasantha Vallabha Kalyani, Konanakunte, Vasanthapura, Bengaluru.



Dignitaries pose for a photograph after lighting the lamp to mark the
inauguration of Centenary celebrations of Natyacharya Shri H.R. Keshavamurthy

The inauguration of the Vidhushi Sumitra, Shri Ramkumar,
and Shri Ravishankar.
centenary celebrations of the
famous Guru Natyacharya Eminent personalities like
Shri. H. R. Keshavamurthy, Vimala Rangachar, Founder
was held on September 7, 2019, member and President, Mysore
at the Khincha Hall at the Education Society Institutions,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Shri Chiranjiv Singh, former
Bengaluru Kendra.The event Ambassador to UNESCO
was a collaboration with Prof. Mysore V. Subramanya,
BharatiyaVidya Bhavan. veena artiste and art critic, and
Shri. H. N. Suresh, Director,
Steeped in dance, for BharatiyaVidya Bhavan were
Shri.Keshavamurthy, dance was present at the event.
life.The centenary celebrations
were conducted by his children The Natyacharya’s daughter
and pupils: Karnataka Kalashree in law, Dr.Malini Ravishankar,
B K Vasanthalakshmi, Karnataka
Kalashree Dr. Shyam Prakash,


and son Pravardhan sang the by shloka and Ganeshastuthi
Ganeshaprarthana followed followed.
by the welcome address by
Natyacharya’s son, Dr. Shyam Navarasa Ramayana,
Prakash. composed by Shri.
Keshavamurthy nearly 50 years
A dance, directed by ago, was then presented.
Dr.Malini Ravishankar, was
presented by the artistes of Then, the Natyacharya’s
Lasya Vardhana.After this senior student, Guru Dr. Lalitha
was a dance performance Srinivasan’s Nupura dance
by the grandchildren of troupe performed D.V.G.’s
Shri. Keshavamurthy, namely Antahpurageete - Natanavadidal
Smt.Vidya, Manasi, Swathi, Taruni and Shringaralahari that
Shri Raghunandan, bore the stamp of her Guru’s
Nandakishore and Lasyapriya. style. She also recalled her
A pushpanjali accompanied Guru’s dedication and devotion
to his work.

A dance performance by the grand children of
Natyacharya Shri Keshavamurthy




The annual Kalabharathi For one thing, all classes
are held under one roof:
Diploma Examination was held Carnatic vocal, Hindustani vocal,
on Aug 4 and 11. In all about Sugama Sangeeta, tabla, veena,
60 students from 9 disciplines drawing and painting, Kathak,
took examinations in both theory Bharatanatyam, key board
and practicals.

But there are hundreds of and violin classes are held
music and dance and art classes currently. These are held for two
in Bengaluru. So, what makes hours on Saturday evening and
those offered by Kala Bharati at two on Sunday morning. So,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan so one need not travel from one
different? end of the city for Kathak and


Lekha. V Alisha K. Bhatt Deeksha. B. Sushmita N. K.Tanuja
Carnatic Vocal Drawing & Painting Hindustani Vocal Key Board ( I year)
( I year) ( II year)
( II year) ( II year)


Lakshmi Vinay N.P. Pooja Lakshmi Karishma M. Rathod Meghana Putty
Drawing & Painting Drawing & Painting
Drawing & Painting Drawing & Painting
( II year) ( III year)
( II year) ( III year)



once more travel to yet another Classes are held on Saturdays
end for music classes. from 4pm to 6pm, and Sundays
from 10am to 12 pm.
What is even better is that as
a student, you can have the best As done every year the
of both worlds – for example, question papers were set by
complete an hour in the external examiners and practical
Bharatanatyam class and follow examination was assessed by
it up in the next hour with them. The list of toppers in all
Carnatic music on the same day, disciplines were announced.
thus employing the inter- Bhavan news congratulates all
disciplinary approach and toppers and other students who
making the most of your time. have successfully completed the
Diploma course.


S. Padma Bai Khanak Malu Pavitra. K
Drawing & Painting Drawing & Painting Drawing & Painting

( III year) (V year) (V year)

Sayyeda Iqra Vijaya Prabhu K.P. Pallavi
Hindustani Vocal Hindustani Vocal Key Board

( I year) ( I year) ( I year)



Soul of Mewat by Smt. Pooja and party
held on Aug 30th at Alwar

A total of an impressive A puppet dance for folk songs,
The Puppet, was presented by
639 programmes featuring 6,229 Shri. Rohit Kumar Menariaand
artistes attracting an audience of party. Afolk music and dance
approximately 1,90,421– this has programme, Soul of Mewat
been the substantial offering of was performed by Smt. Pooja
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-Infosys and party.
Foundation Cultural Outreach
programme since its launch in At Pune Kendra
2015 February. And it has only (Maharashtra), a musical
grown from strength to strength. programme of popular Hindi
and Marathi folk song,
The following were Geet Bahar, was presented
presented at various Bharatiya by Smt.Shubhangi Mulay
Vidya Bhavan Kendras: and troupe. And a musical
programme on the occasion
At Jaipur Kendra of Kargil Divas, Gaan-Ras-
(Rajasthan), a unique experiment Rang, was presented by
of play by puppets, Swami Smt.Vrushali and troupe.
Vivekananda Life and
teaching, was presented by
Shri. Jeevan Lal & party.



a folk art programme, Chindu
Yakshaganam, by Shri. Pillutla
Prakash and Group; a very
popular form of folk dance,
bull play, GangiredduluAata,
by Shri. J.Bal Raju and Group;
and Tulasi Jalandhara
Natakam by Sri Maheshwari
Chindu Yakshagana kala Brundam
were conducted.

Lakshya presented by Smt. Mandakini MAHARASHTRA
Trivedi and troupe held on Jul 5th
at Pune Lakshya was presented
by Smt. Mandakini Trivedi and
At Kolkata Kendra troupe on 05/07/2019. Initially,
(West Bengal /Agarthala), Smt. Guru Mandakini Trivedi,
a young dancers festival, senior MohiniAttam exponent,
Navapallava, by Smt.T. Reddi presented her dance. This was
Lakshmi and troupe and a followed by Ms. Shruti Tekawade
violin recital,Nava Violin, by (Bharatanatyam) and Ms.Amruta
Sri.S.Ranganathan and troupe Gogte (Kathak).
were conducted.
Geet Bahar was presented
At Hyderabad Kendra on 19/07/2019 by Smt.Shubhangi
(Andhra Pradesh / Telangana), Mulay and troupe.Amusical
programme of popular Hindi and

Geet Bahar presented by Smt.Shubhangi Mulay and troupe
held on Jul 19th at Pune




presented by
and troupe
held on Jul
26th at Pune

Marathi folk songs and folk Jayant Sane, Mohan Parasnis
music, the participant artistes and Hemant Potphode.
were Mrs. Shubhangi Mulay
(Vocal) accompanied by Hemant Gaan-Ras-Rang presented
Walunjkar, Kedar Paranjape, on 26/07/2019 by Smt.Vrushali
and troupe. On the occasion of
Kargil Vijay Diwas,Abhangs,
Bhakti Geet, Ghazal, Dadara,
Kawwali, Lavani, Koli Geet and
patriotic songs were presented
by the artistes.

Navapallava by Smt. T.Reddi WEST BENGAL/
Lakshmi and troupe held on AGARTHALA

Aug 10th at Kolkata Navapallava was presented
on 10/08/2019 by Smt. T. Reddi
Lakshmi and troupe. Navapallava
is an organisation which
encourages fresh talent and
offers a platform for artistes to
showcase their skills. The
programme was organised in
association with ICCR and
Bickram GhoshAcademy.



Nava Violin by Sri.S.Ranganathan and troupe held on Aug 18th at Kolkata

ANDHRA PRADESH name ‘Jakkulu’. Chindu means to
TELENGANA jump, the artistes render the
drama in a poetic form while they
Chindu Yakshaganam are very animated. They jump and
was presented on 26/07/2019 sing and dance and narrate the
by Shri. Pillutla Prakash and story. Hence the name
Group. This art flourished across ‘Chinduganam’ or ‘Chindu
villages of Telangana. The yakshaganam.’
performers called ‘Yakshulu’also
have varied names like Nagasulu, This repertoire is quite
Kurmapulu,Asanulu and impressive. They cover all the
Bhogalu. They later earned the major epics like Mahabharata,

Chindu Yakshaganam by Shri. Pillutla Prakash and Group held on
Jul 26th at Hyderabad



Aata by

J. Bal Raju
and Group

held on
Jul 31st


Ramayana or Bhagavatha and Gangireddulu Aata was
other stories of day to day life. presented on 31/07/2019 by
It is a poetic narration to Shri. J.Bal Raju and Group.
introduce stories to the rural Gangireddi is a decorated ox
community. They have stories and its master is “Gangireddullu”.
about local Goddesses, too, are people of nomadic castes
especially ‘Yellemma’. This like ‘jangam’. GangiredduAata
self-help group makes its own or bull play is a very popular
ornaments for the characters. form of folk dance inAndhra
They don make-up in street Pradesh and Telangana. These
corners or under a tree, sing people receive old bulls from
and play instruments and use farmers after they become unfit
a harmonium as the shruthi for farming. They train them for
instrument. six months to dance or perform
to entertain the crowd.
The story is of a very pious
woman, who, with her undaunted This folk art puts the
spirit comes out of the clutches spotlight on the Indian culture
of her wicked teacher. She is a of protecting old bulls instead of
symbol of courage and chastity selling them to slaughter houses.
for rural folk. Men dressed up They take care of the ox until its
as women performed. death. Gangireddullus walk from



Tulasi Jalandhara Natakam by Sri Maheshwari Chindu
Yakshagana Kala Brundam held on Aug 1st at Hyderabad

door to door begging for old Chindu Yakshagana Kala
used clothes. It is a common Brundam. The artistes were
sight in every village during the from Banapuram, Janagam
festivals of Sankranthi and district of Telangana. Tulasi
Dussera. They blow trumpets (Brinda), a devotee of Lord
to entertain the people at the Vishnu, married Jalandhara
houses they visit. who was an atheist. His powers
increased due to the piousness
InAP and Telangana, of Tulasi. Puffed with pride,
people offer the ox food and he wanted to defeat Lord Shiva
take its blessings when it visits and rule the universe.
their houses. The artiste along
with his team and the trained All the Gods and Goddesses
bull entertained students with requested Lord Vishnu to protect
their exceptional narration. them from Jalandhara. Lord
The children enjoyed the show Vishnu went to Tulasi, disguised
and danced along with the bull as Jalandhara and touched her
to the rhythmic music. as part of his plan. Jalandhara
lost his powers as Tulasi lost her
Tulasi Jalandhara piousness and was defeated by
Natakam was presented on Lord Shiva. Tulasi came to know
01/08/2019 by Shri Maheshwari



The Puppet

Rohit Kumar

& party
held on
Jul 29th


about this and cursed Lord Vishnu was pleased with Tulasi’s
Vishnu,saying he would be holiness and gave her a boon:
turned into ammonite stone and she would be worshipped by
then sacrificed her life. Lord everyone in their homes.




Tue - Wed 10.00 a.m. - KRG Hall PROGRAMME :
01. - 09 GombeHabba– OCTOBER - 2019
Navaratri Utsava 2019.
The dolls exhibit are by ‘Bengal Sun 9.00 a.m. - KRG Hall
Lamps’ Raja Iyengar’s family lead by 13. Rotary Bengaluru
his granddaughter Sowmya Srikanth Indiranagar organizes a inter
and supported by his daughter college quiz competition
Malini Jagannathan and his other
grand-daughters Vasumati Srinath, Fri 6.30 p.m. - Khincha Hall
Prathibha Arun and Rama Shreesha. 18. Bharatanatya recital :
The dolls that are being displayed Shashwathi N
have been with the family for more
than six to seven decades and all the Sat 6.00 p.m. - Khincha Hall
dolls have been carefully preserved 19. Pt. Rama Rao V Naik
and maintained. Endowment music concert.
Hindustani vocal music concert :
Fri 6.30 p.m. - Khincha Hall Shri Dhananjaya Hegde
04. Bharatanatya recital : Tabla : Dr. Udayaraja Karpur
Smt. Pranjala J. Harmonium.:
Shri. Madhusudhan Bhat
Sat 11.00 a.m. - KRG Hall
05. Discourse on Sun 9.00 a.m. - Khincha Hall
‘Sundara kandada Sundara’ 20. Sree Rama Kalavedike
Shri. K.G.Raghavan, organizes Pt. Seshagiri Hanagal
Vice Chairman, BVB Birth anniversary.
Hindustani music concert.
Fri 6.30 p.m. - Khincha Hall
11. Carnatic music : Fri 6.30 p.m. - Khincha Hall
Varijashree Venugopal 25. Kathak recital :
Minjink Rani Brahma

Sat 6.00 p.m. -
26. BVB -Infosys Foundation
Cultural outreach programme :
Devotional folk and bhavageethe :
Smt. Nagachandrika Bhat
Keyboard : Srusti Umesh
Flute : Vasant Kumar
Tabla : Lokesh
Rhythm pad : Srusti Srinivas
Venue : Vasantha Vallabha Kalyani,
Konanakunte, Vasanthapura,


October - 2019


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