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Malleswaram to celebrate Ugadi in a big way

Staff Reporter

— File Photo: R. Eswarraj

Colourful Energy: Part of the attraction is Hulivesha by a Mangalore troupe.

Bangalore: Malleswaram will wear a festive look from April 2 for three days to mark the celebration of Hindu New Year Ugadi with Malleswaram Samskrutika Sangha and C.N. Ashwathanarayana Foundation taking the initiative of organising Ugadi Vasantotsava.

This initiative is to usher in a sense of community among the residents, who cutting across the barriers of religion and caste will participate in the celebrations, said Malleswaram MLA C.N. Ashwathanarayana. He told media persons here on Thursday that shops and streets in all the seven wards will be decorated with plantain stems, mango leaves, lighting and so on.

Great music

Ugadi day will witness, among othersa traditional fashion show by Hrishikesh. A musical evening by Gurukiran and a dance programme will also mark the celebrations.

Renowned artistes such as Chandrika Gururaj, Shankar Shanbhag, T. Rama, B.K. Chandramouli, Padmini Jagadeesh among others will perform at different locations.

A fire dance by Saravana and team, a show by ventriloquist Indushri, saxophone by Sridhar Sagar, dance ballet by Ramalingam, Hulivesha by Kateel Friends, Mangalore, will be among the other attractions.

The venues

Cultural programmes will be organised at Chikkamaranahalli bus stand on New BEL Road; Government School, 3 {+r} {+d} Main, Mathikere; RTO Office, Yeshwantpur; 8 {+t} {+h} Cross Road , Malleswaram; 11 {+t} {+h} Cross, near Muneshwara Temple in Vyalikaval; Aralikatte, near Canara Bank, Subramanyanagar, and near Lakshminarayanapura market.

Tableaus of Indian Institute of Science, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Sankey Tank and Sir C.V. Raman's House will be displayed.

Traditional arts such as Yakshagana, Veeragase, Nandi Dwaja Puja Kunita and other art performances will be held daily at 6 p.m.

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