Mangaluru, Oct 16, 2018: The students and staff of five leading colleges of Mangaluru participated in a painting competition held at NMPT Cruise Terminal on on the theme “Traditional Art Forms and Culture of Karnataka.”
Themes as diverse as ‘Yakshagana’, ‘Keelu Kudure’, ‘Kambala’, ‘Puja Kunitha’, ‘Devi Mahatme’, ‘Bhoota Kola’, ‘Car Festival’ and tribal art of Karnataka were depicted on canvases of size 12-foot X 10-foot.
The NMPT will exhibit these paintings on the walls of the Cruise Terminal, with suitable captions, to enthuse the visiting foreign and domestic tourists on the richness and variety of the art forms and culture of the state.
A release said that the artistic skills and enthusiasm of the participants were noteworthy and all the participants, including the prize winners, were encouraged by the Port authorities.
The team representing Canara College, Mangaluru, led by Vaishno Prasad was adjudged first for depicting Yakshagana in a unique manner. St Agnes College, Mangaluru, under Jayashri B who painted ‘Keelu Kudure’ was awarded second prize while the team representing Dr Muralidhar Rao, Govindadasa College Surathkal, led by Vindo Shetty won third prize for painting on ‘Bhoota Kola and Yakshagana’.
The teams from SDM Law College, Yenepoya Institute of Technology and Engineering and St Agnes College (students) were awarded consolation prizes.