Port Wings News Network:
The students and staff of five leading colleges of Mangalore participated in a Painting Competition held at NMPT Cruise Terminal on 12 October 2018 on the Theme “Traditional Art Forms and Culture of Karnataka”.
Themes as diverse as Yakshagana, Keelu Kudure, Kambala, Puja Kunita, Devi Mahatme, Bhoota Kola,
Car Festival and Tribal Art of Karnataka were depicted on canvases of size 12 feet X 10 feet. 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. 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, Mangalore ably lead by Shri Vaishno Prasad, were adjudged the winners for depicting the Yakshagana in a unique manner. St. Agnes College, Mangalore under Smt. Jayashri B. who painted the “Keelu Kudure” were awarded the second prize while the team representing Dr. Muralidhar Rao, Govindadasa College, Surathkal lead by Mr. Vinod Shetty were awarded the third prize for the Painting on “Bhoota Kola& Yakshagana”.
The teams from SDM Law College, Yenepoya Institute of Technology & Engineering and St. Agnes College (students) were awarded Consolation prizes for their equally brilliant efforts. The Gateway to Karnataka will now be bejeweled with the paintings of the City’s talent, for the world to see.