Staff Correspondent

BELLARY: "Geetotsava - 2006", the fourth annual conference of the Karnataka Sugama Sangeet Parishat will be held at Basava Bhavan here on February 25 and 26.

Deputy Chief Minister M.P. Prakash, who heads the reception committee, said apart from sugama sangeet by well-known artistes from throughout the State, a workshop will be conducted to train the budding talent in light music. Nearly 100 youths will be trained in rendering "naada geete" and patriotic songs in groups, he said.

Parishat president Y.K. Muddukrishna said there are five names before the committee to finalise as to who should be nominated conference chairman.