A new cultural organisation ‘Venugram Samskrutik Pratishthan’ has been formed with a view to promote music and various art forms and cultural activities. A formal inauguration of the organisation is slated to be held at Lokmanya Rangmandir at Konwalgalli here on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

According to pratishthan president Latif Shaukatali Kunnibhavi here on Monday, Surmani award winner Sridhar Kulkarni will inaugurate the event, and president of the organisation Raghavendra Pujar will preside over the function, organised under the joint auspices of the pratishthan and the Department of Kannada and Culture. The former Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Basavarj Jagajampi, Assistant Director of Kannada and Culture Department Akash Shankar Chougale and social worker Anil Benke will be chief guests. Noted vocalist Vidushi Jayashree R. Patnekar and tabla player Kasimsab L. Jamadar will be felicitated on the occasion.

The inaugural function would be followed by a vocal recital by Ms. Patnekar.