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Support for promoting sculptural heritage

Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: Minister for Kannada and Culture Govind M. Karjol has promised support to the Shilpakala Academy in promoting and protecting the rich and distinctive sculptural heritage of the state.

Conferring the annual honorary awards on sculptors for 2010 at a function organised by the academy in Ravindra Kalakshetra here on Tuesday, he said that the Government would not hesitate to extend financial support for protecting the rich sculptural heritage of the land, which beckoned students, lovers of art, culture and sculpture from all over the world.

Winners

G.B. Hamsanandacharya (conventional sculpture), Hoovinahadagali, Bellary district; Veerabhadrappa Sankappa Badiger (conventional sculpture), Mullur, Belgaum district; A. Chandracharya (chariot sculpture), Goppanahalli, Davangere district; T. Somesh (tower sculpture), Chitradurga, and Ramesh Acharya (stone sculpture), Shivarapatna, Kolar district were given a cash prize of Rs. 10,000, citation and certificate each.

Six sculptors, Srishaila Badiger (Panchaloha Ganesha) from Gulbarga; Mahadevappa S. Shilpi (monolith sun chariot) from Gulbarga; G.V. Shivakumar (Kalinga mardhana in wood) from Bangalore; A.R. Manjunatha Achar (“Save earth” in stone) from Mysore; Krishnamurthichar (steel and bronze work) from Davangere; Pramod K.B. (“Golden nest” in mix medium) from Harihara, and Manohar Prahlad Badiger for the prathishtana prize (“Girija kalyana” in stone) from Dharwad, were given a cash prize of Rs. 5,000, citation and certificate each.

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