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Alva’s Virasat in Moodabidri from Jan 13 to 15

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 9, 2017 : Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade will inaugurate the 23rd edition of Alva’s Virasat, a national cultural extravaganza to be held at Moodabidri from January 13 to 15.


Informing this to reporters here on January 9, Monday, Dr Mohan Alva, Chairman of Alva’s Education Foundation, said the inaugural ceremony will be presided over by Dr N Vinay  Hegde, Chancellor of Nitte University,

Dr Alva informed that the Alva’s Virasat 2017 Award will be conferred on eminent classical dancer V P Dhananjayan  during the Virasat which will be held  at the Smt. Vanajakshi K Sripathi Bhat open auditorium.

Dhananjayan  who hails from Payyanur in Kannur district of Kerala  is also the founder of a dance school  called "Bharatha Kalanjali" along with  his wife Shantha. He has won several awards including  the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award.

 A host of cultural programmes will be presented by famed artistes and troupes during the three-day event.

Dr. Padmanabha Shenoy, PRO of Alva’s Foundation was also present.