KARNATAKA

‘Encourage good plays'

I.K. Bolwar, head of Nirata Nirantara, Puttur, said on Saturday that people should encourage good plays.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day Murari-Kedlaya Memorial Theatre Festival organised by Rathabeedi Geleyaru at Muddana Mantapa on MGM College campus here.

Mr. Bolwar said the work by organisations such as Rangabhumi, Natka-Mudrady, and Rathabeedi Geleyaru in promoting theatre in the district, was laudable. New plays should be staged. Drama was a live medium and different from other mass media. Hence it gave a different experience to the people, he said.

Udyavar Nagesh welcomed the gathering.

Rathabeedi Geleyaru president H. Muralidhar Upadhya, secretary Subrahmanya Joshi, and businessman Ranjan Kalkura were present on the occasion.