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‘Folk arts are a part of our culture’

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Folk artiste Vangapandu Prasada Rao performing at a seminar on folk arts at Sri Prakash Vidyasoudham at Payakaraopeta in Visakhapatnam district.
Folk artiste Vangapandu Prasada Rao performing at a seminar on folk arts at Sri Prakash Vidyasoudham at Payakaraopeta in Visakhapatnam district.

Students had a fine exposure to folk arts in the two-day programme on ‘Understanding Telugu folklore’ organised at Sri Prakash Vidyasoudham at Payakaraopeta.

Noted folk writer and singer Vangapandu Prasada Rao, who inaugurated the programme on Saturday, said folk arts that reflected the culture of the land were going through a lean phase because of the dominating influence of the western culture.

In his lecture-demonstration, he underlined the importance of folk arts and how they were integral part of our culture.

Joint secretary of Sri Prakash educational institutions Ch. Vijay Prakash spoke on the contribution of Mr. Prasada Rao to folk arts. Folk arts helped find one’s cultural roots, he added.

P.V. Ramana of Vizag Film Society, S. Sanyasi Rao of Visakha Samskruti, degree college in-charge principal K. Veerraju, KRJ Sarma, more than 300 students, and teaching staff participated.


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