Learning art and literature is no obstacle to studying: Dancer Dr. Kripa Phadke



“Noopura Shri” Prize awarded to Dr CG Prahlad Rao

Mysore / Mysore: Now that learning the arts, literature and dance did not hinder studies, famous dancer Dr. Kripa Phadke regretted that parents tend to discourage their pupils from taking an interest in extracurricular activities once whether they enter high school or PUC.

She was talking to 26 Sangeeta Nrithya Araadhana in memory of K. Vanajakshamma organized by Noopura Kalavidaru Samskrithika Trust, JP Nagar at Ganabharathi in Kuvempunagar here on Sunday, in which senior medical practitioner Dr CG Prahlad Rao received the “Noopura Shri” award.

Lamenting the attitude of parents to focus only on academics in their neighborhoods, while showing little interest in other creative pursuits, Dr Kripa Phadke, director of the Academy of Performing Arts and Research Center Nrityagiri from the city, said there are many examples where students have also excelled in academics while simultaneously engaging in dance, music, literature and sports activities.

Claiming that Dr CG Prahlad Rao has become popular among the public for providing healthcare during the COVID crisis as most clinics have closed for fear of a pandemic, the Dancer said that Dr Rao is a model of medical fraternity in terms of service to society. It is a matter of pride that the Trust gives her this award, she added.

Vidwan Sarang Bhagavat presented a Karnatak Music concert on this occasion. He was accompanied by Vid. Tumkur Yashaswi on violin and Vid. Prahlad Rao on mridanga. This was followed by the Bharatanatyam recital by the disciples of Vidu. Srividya Shashidar, Director, Sri Durga Nrutya Academy, Mysuru.


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