Applying tika to their foreheads and tying tricolour band to the wrists, a group of 13 boys exhibited their dancing skills, matching to the fast beats in perfect rhythm. Donning white and red attires and holding candles, a team of girls along with their choreographer Beeresh expressed their happiness through an impressive dance performance.
The scene would sum up the celebration mood at Kaveri Kannada Sangha as 57 students from Vivekananda Vidyavardhaka School (VVS) from Bengaluru gathered to entertain the community as part of the ‘Karnataka Rajyotsava’ here on Sunday.
A number of Kannadigas made their way to the venue to make merry that included music, dance and masti. The occasion turned out to be special for those visiting the city for the first time as part of their week-long educational tour.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for us to communicate our tradition and culture through the art form. Our dance performance speaks for the beauty of our language and rich tradition,” says Niveditha, a Class IX student of VVS, before heading to the stage along with her troupe.
Some of the guests arrived from other regions as well. AGM of Karnataka Bank, Hyderabad B.S. Raja, who was chief guest, said: “Kannadigas are known for their hard working nature and are well established in hotel and banking industries. Karnataka is known for its rich theatre art form such as Yakshagana apart from Puranadaradasa kirtanas. This is the right time for us to commemorate the uniqueness of the State.”
As part of the 59 Karnataka Rajyotsava, folk dance and classical dance were staged by the little ones. President of the sangha G. Srirama and secretary Vishnumurthy Bhat and director of VVS Hanumantha Gowda attended the programme that concluded with dinner.