Television and cinema have taken a heavy toll on traditional art forms, says team manager M. Narayana
A special dance programme ‘Chindu Bhagavatham’ was performed much to the delight off students at Aravinda High School in Kunchunapalli.
Organised by the Society for Promoting Classical Music and Culture among Youth, the performance was an extract from Bhagavatham, the marriage of Chenchu Lakshmi with Narasimha Swamy.
“This classical tribal dance cultural theme that originated in the Telangana region is fast disappearing,” said team manager M. Narayana.
Plea to protect art
He held the influence of television and cinema responsible for the disappearance of the age-old Indian art and culture among the youth.
“It is the duty of the government to encourage and protect our traditional cultural art forms from fading away,” he said.
In this programme, Chindu Gangadhar, Chindu Shayam, Chindu Sai, and other artistes performed.
The exile of Narasimha Swamy, marriage with Chenchu Lakshmi, dispute between Adi Lakshmi and Chenchu Lakshmi, and other events were shown through the dance performance.
Founders of Aravinda School Chaganti Venkata Reddy and Padma Chandra Shekar Reddy presented mementos to the team manager and other artistes. Students and teachers were thoroughly enamoured by the beauty and charm of the traditional ‘Chindu Bhagavatam’.