Mangalore, August 23: On Friday August 22nd, the musical event and competitions organised by Karavali Kalavidara Sangeetha Okkuta came to an end, with music lovers late in the evening enjoying the musical performance by Puttur Narasimha Nayak in Town Hall here.
The Mayor of Mangalore, Mahabala Marla who presided over the function prior to the performance said, “The organization, for the past seven years has been contributing its best to the field of music.” However, referring to the programme fee charged by Town Hall expressed, “We collect minimum amount of fee in a view of maintaining the hall and not to yield any profit”. He pointed that the Town Hall would face closure for at least two months from September 15th.
Also he stated that, “The Town Hall will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and as a result MCC would give a face lift to the hall during closure period. The Town Hall would reopen after two months with a new look”.
The editor-in-Chief of Daijiworld news portal, Walter Nandalike paying reverence to the demise of Jnanapith Awardee, renowned Kannada writer U R Ananthamurthy said that, “We should mourn for him because it is a great loss to Kannada literature”. He further added, Murthy’s contribution to literature was commendable, urging the gathering to pay reverence to his soul.
Conveying his talk at the musical competition, he said that the competition had provided a meaningful platform for young singers of this area. Praising the efforts of the Okkuta, he said that it has encouraged the Kannada language through music and has extended good opportunity for upcoming talents.
Violin player Madhav Bhat and singer Khalidh Tanneer Bavi, the two legends from Tulu Nadu, were felicitated on this occasion.