Hanumanthappa to be invited
The utsav is to be held at Krishna village in Andhra PradeshProcession to be taken out at venue on opening day
RAICHUR: The district administration here has decided to hold a two-day Gadinadu Utsav at Krishna, a border village of Andhra Pradesh, near here, from April 6. The festival will be organised by the district administration, the zilla panchayat, the Department of Kannada and Culture, the Information Department and the Krishna Gadinadu Kannadigara Sangha.
At a preliminary meeting organised at Krishna village on Wednesday, officials of the Department of Department of Kannada and Culture and the Information Department held a discussion with members of the Krishna Gadinadu Kannadigara Sangha, the Krishna High School management and writers and artistes on the preparations to be made for the proposed utsav.
It was decided at the meeting to request Minister in charge of the district Alkod Hanumanthappa to inaugurate the utsav on April 6.
MLAs and MPs of Raichur, the president, vice-president and chief executive officer of the Raichur Zilla Panchayat, and the district collector will be invited to participate as chief guests.
It was also decided to request president of the Kannada Development Authority Siddalingaiah, Mukhyamantri Chandru, MLC, and the president of the Gadinadu Horata Samithi to be special invitees for the inaugural and the valedictory functions.
It is proposed to invite noted writers and artistes from the district and the village to participate in the utsav.
Issues relating to language and culture as well as educational problems in the border areas will be the highlighted at the utsav, with an aim to draw the attention of both the State and Andhra Pradesh governments to the need to solve the problems affecting the people.
Dances, dramas, bayalatas (open-air plays), kavighostis, symposiums and exhibitions on arts and cultures will be held during the two-day festival.
A colourful procession involving local artistes and folklore troops will be taken out in Krishna village on the opening day.