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Rs 40 lakh govt grant for Abbakka Utsav: Khader

Rs 40 lakh govt grant for Abbakka Utsav: Khader

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 15,2014:  State Minister for Health and Family Welfare UT Khader has informed that  veteran poet and Kannada activist Nadoja Dr Kayyara Kinhanna Rai and eminent folk scholar Amritha Someshwara will be felicitated during the 12th Abbakka Utsava  scheduled to be held at Thumbay in January 2015.

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Speaking to media men here, the Minister said a sum of Rs 40 lakhs has been sanctioned by the government for the event to be organised jointly  by the Veerarani Abbakka Utsava Committee and  Department of Kannada and Culture.

Three documentaries named “Rani Abbakka Rangadarshini” in Yakshagana, drama and traditional dance form will be released on December 21 at Thokkottu,  in connection with the Utsav, the Minister stated.

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