Dubai, June 9, 2014: Yaksha Mitraru, a group of like mind people promoting Tulunadu’s rich art form of Yakshagana in the UAE, on Friday June 6 once again provided a memorable programme to the packed audience at Sheik Rashid auditorium in Dubai, UAE.
The programme was organized on the eve of 11th anniversary celebration of Yaksha Mitraru.
The Yakshagana, written by Purushottama Poonja, with Chende by Padmanabha Updhyaya and playback Bhagavata by Karnataka mela fame Sri Dinesh Ammannaya and Kateel mela fame Satish Shetty Pattla, was highly appreciated by the audience.
Costume and make-up by Lakshman Kumar Marakada and Gangadhar D Shettigar brought out the true essence of Yakshagana. Most of the character was performed by local amateur artiste and special guest artiste Deepak Rao Pajewara and Prashanth Shetty Naliyade.
Prior to the Yakshagana play, the programme was formally inaugurated by Vasu Bhat of Veenus restaurant.
Harish Sherigar, chief, Acme Building Materials, Satish Venkatramana of Chilivili, Sarvotham Shetty, Shashi Shetty, Vittal Shetty and others were present on the occasion.
Vittal Shetty compered the programme. Dinesh Shetty proposed vote of thanks.