Staff Correspondent

  • They were organised as part of Dharwad Utsav
  • Saturday was the second day of the festival

    HUBLI/DHARWAD: Exhibitions organised as part of Dharwad Utsav saw a substantial increase in the number of visitors on the second day of the utsav.

    Schoolchildren from the twin cities and neighbouring taluks flocked to the exhibition halls on Saturday.

    Visitors had a chance to look at some of the rare music instruments at the house of Hindustani vocalist Gangubai Hangal in Hubli, which has now been converted into Museum of Indian Classical Music.

    It was the seven-fold vision of poet laureate D.R. Bendre at the Bendre Kutir in `Vishwashrama Chetana' on Gokul Road in Hubli. Varakavi Dr. D.R. Bendre Research Centre had organised the exhibition on Bendre's vision, works and some rare photographs.

    While it was the paintings of young artists at the New Art Gallery at Vidyanagar in Hubli, the paintings of senior artists were on display at the Government Art Gallery in Dharwad. At Srujana auditorium in Dharwad, the paintings of the Dharwad Utsav award-winners were on display.

    At the Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha, visitors spent more time as the "Kannada literary treasure" was on display there. Collected by the G.B. Joshi Memorial Trust, there were some rare portraits and manuscripts of famous writers and lists of the various prestigious literary award winners.

    The sangha also hosted the philately exhibition, which attracted many .

    Apart from these, there was an exhibition of photographs of some of the historical monuments found in Dharwad district.