‘YAKSHA SAMVAADA’ at St Philomena College

March 27, 2024

Puttur, March 26, 2024: St Philomena College, Puttur, Yaksha Kalakendra (Centre for Studies in Indian Classical and Folk Arts), in association with N. S. Kille Prathishtana, Kedambadi®, organized Yakshagana Thalamaddale “PARAMA SHISHYA BHISHMA” at the PG Seminar Hall. Yaksha Kalakendra has come up with the “Philo Yaksha Samvaada Series” with the objective of exploring the rich literary flavours of the Indian epic. Parashurama and Bhishma Samvaada reflected the assertive personality of Bhishma.

The teacher-student relationship was artistically reflected in the fluent conversation between the artists.  Sri Kadamajal Subhash Rai, President of Kille Prathishtana, inaugurated the program. He promised to extend his support for the activities of the Yaksha Kalakendra.

Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Montero, Principal of the College, spoke about the performers’ mastery over the language that Yakshagana Thalamaddale demands and appreciated the extempore skills of the artists. Prashanth Rai, Lava Kumar, Vishnu Sharana, Prof. Ganaraja Kumble, and Venkatesh Kumar participated as artists for the program. Abhishek Suvarna, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, was present on the occasion. Vice Principal Dr Vijay Kumar Moleyar welcomed, and Yaksha Kalakendra Convener Prashanth Rai proposed the vote of thanks. The program was scheduled to premiere on the official YouTube channel of the college.