In focus A movement to eradicate corruption through arts picks up momentum. Gudipoodi Srihari
Anew organisation named ‘Bharateeyam’ with an objective of protecting national ethos was launched recently by the 26-year-old Bharat Eedara. A glimpse of its aims was presented at Ravindra Bharati last week in its premises, supported by Department of Culture, Andhra Nataka Kala Parishat and Satyasai Kala Niketan.
Says Bharat “I am not a politician, neither a bureaucrat nor a business man. What inspired me was the way some of the freedom fighters in their 80s and 90s, protested against corruption at Delhi’s Ramleela Maidan recently. The pro-public movement was an eye opener to the present day youth. I felt it was my social responsibility as an Indian to join the bandwagon, by promoting healthy subjects through art forms with the right message,” he asserts.
Bharateeyam, through this ‘art movement’ called ‘Kalarchana’, had already held programmes at Ongole, Khammam and Nandyala successfully.
“Art is a movement by itself. Bharateeyam also takes care of welfare of the artistes,” Bharat explains.
On the occasion, Bharateeyam honoured some noted personalities in art and other vocations with the title of ‘Bharateeyudu’. Mimicry and ventriloquism maestro Nerella Venumadhav on the first day, Bobbillapati Gopalakrishna Sai, limb replacement surgeon Dr. Sarbeswar Sharia and Neurologist Dr. Mohandas Surat were honoured with this title.