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Chennu Mathad feted with the Dehali Kannada Sangh award

Chennu Mathad, retired Joint Director-Ministry of Agriculture Department, Government of India is a well-known personality among the Kannada cultural circles of the country’s capital New Delhi. He was recently felicitated for his contributions and accomplishments in enriching the social and cultural life of Delhi by the Dehali Kannada Sangha on the eve of the 75th-anniversary celebrations held at Talkatora stadium, New Delhi. Since 1979 in New Delhi: Chennu Mathad hails from Dharwad, the socio-cultural capital city in Karnataka and has been a resident of Delhi since 1979. He served in the Union Agriculture Ministry for a prolonged period of 33 years before retiring as a Joint Director. If you only mention his joining, serving and retiring then it would be doing grave injustice to his unique personality as he is a multifaceted one apart from being a friendly, always helpful, kind soul. An anthropologist by qualification: Chennu Mathad is an anthropologist by qualification. He holds a po

Mahadeva Shetty KC family holds Varna Siri exhibition

Artist Mahadeva Shetty KC is holding an art exhibition ‘Varna Siri’ along with his artist wife Ms. Madhavi ML, and artist daughter Ms. Rachita M. Shetty at the Bengaluru Art Gallery of Yuva Patha in Jayanagar, Bengaluru. The 15 days exhibition began on the state formation day 01 November. Art, culture, and heritage: The exhibition on the eve of Rajyotsava celebrations is also coupled with the theme of highlighting the art, culture, and heritage of the state. Hence, Mahadeva Shetty KC presents paintings depicting ancient monuments while Ms. Madhavi ML exhibits are of fading leather puppets in a picturesque way. Ms. Rachita M. Shetty’s paintings are based on realistic antique pieces. Treat to the eyes: The paintings of Mahadeva Shetty KC are literally a visual treat. At times one gets confused as to whether they are paintings or photographs as the choice of colors enriches the quality of monumental structures. Paintings of leather puppets by Ms. Madhavi ML are a feast with primary colo

DV Halabhavi memorial National award to veteran Artist R Suri

Ramanna Suri, a renowned veteran artist of several accomplishments to his credit has bagged the prestigious ‘Chitra Shilpi DV Halabhavi Memorial National Award’ for 2021. The Dharwad based DV Halabhavi Memorial National Trust under the aegis of the Government of Karnataka has chosen R Suri for the coveted award for lifetime achievements. The national memorial Trust also has a practice of recognizing talented artists from across the country with ‘Kuncha Kalashree’ and ‘Yuva Kuncha Kalashree’ awards annually. Ramanna Suri DV Halabhavi happens to be a household name in the North Karnataka region for imparting art education through his ‘School of Art’. Probably thousands of talents blossomed through his art school over several decades. However, after his demise, functioning became a challenge. After facing an adverse situation for a period, it was later handed over to the Mysuru based JSS Group of Institutions. Hence, now it is renamed as JSS-School of Art and is functioning on a bigger ca