Mangaluru, May 23, 2018: Yakshadhruva Patla Foundation Trust will organise Yakshadhruva Patla Sambhrama 2018 at Adyar Gardens, on the outskirts of Mangaluru, on May 27, Sunday.
Briefing media on Tuesday May 22, Patla Foundation Trust Founder President Patla Sathish Shetty said that Dr Shimanthooru Narayana Shetty will be conferred ‘Patla Prashasthi 2018’ during the programme.
The award carries a cash of Rs 1 lakh. Professional artistes Kuriya Ganapathi Shastri, Argodu Mohandas Shenoy, M K Ramesh Acharya, Anand Shetty Airabailu, amateaur artistes Kuthottu Vasu Shetty and Parekodi Ganapathi Bhat and women artistes Sheela K Shetty and Mahalakshmi D Rao will be conferred ‘Yakshadhruva Kala award’.
Thenkuthittu Bhagavatha Keerthishehsha Kubanooru Sridhar Rao will be honoured posthumously, said Patla Sathish Shetty.
Scholarships for the children of Yakshagana artistes, Prathibha Puraskar, and gold medals for children who scored above 90% in SSLC and PU will be given away.
Twelve poor Thenkuthittu and Badaguthittu artistes will be given financial assistance of Rs 50,000 each. Also, financial assistance of Rs 25,000 each will be given for 15 artistes for constructing the houses.
“Stating that two houses under Patla Yakshashraya Foundation have been completed, he said the target is to construct 100 houses for the poor Yakshagana artistes. In addition, the Foundation has initiated accident insurance for the artistes with an insurance coverage of Rs 3 lakh. In case of death of artistes in an accident, the family will get a sum of Rs 8 lakh,” he said.
Patla Sathish Shetty said, “The Yakshadhruva Patla Sambhrama will commence with ‘Chowki pooje-abbara taala’ at 8 am. A chende jugalbandhi-competitive sthree vesha will be held. The programme will be inaugurated by Kateel temple trustee Vasudeva Asranna.”
A blood donation camp will be organised by the trustees and Yakshagana lovers. Free medical camp and distribution of medicines will be organised for the Yakshagana artistes and family members under the aegis of K S Hegde Medical Academy.
‘Yaksha Saptha Swara’ will be attended by seven Bhagavaths, namely, Balipa, Padyana, Puthige, Raghavendra Mayya, Jansale, Kannadikatte and Kakkepadavu.
Yakshagana by women artistes will be held at 1 pm. Talamaddale on ‘Agrapooje’ will be held at 2.30 pm. Sanvi Mumbai will present a Yakshagana dance. A Yakshagana show on ‘Ekadashi Vritha Mahathme’ by Yakshamithraru Dubai, will be the centre of attraction.
A Yakshagana Hasya Vaibhava and Yakshagana titled ‘Tripura Mathana’ will also be held.
Yakshadhruva Patla Foundation Organising Secretary Kadri Navaneeth Shetty said the trust has 30 units in different parts of Tulunadu, Dubai, Muscat and Doha. A new unit of the Foundation will be set up in the USA shortly