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Telangana stage artistes seek govt patronage

Telangana stage artistes seek govt patronage
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Tadakamalla Ramachandra, president of Telangana Drama Society Samakhya, stressed the need for the governments and society to encourage folk art and...

Gadwal: Tadakamalla Ramachandra, president of Telangana Drama Society Samakhya, stressed the need for the governments and society to encourage folk art and stage artistes to protect culture and ethos for the future generations. He expressed concern over decreasing patronage for folk art and stage artistes.

While taking part as a chief guest in the 6th ‘Nela Nela Vennela’ stage art show, Ramachandra said, “Stage artistes and drama artistes showcase their artistic talents live by taking lot of stress and strain both mentally and physically. The dance and drama artistes overcoming various issues and problems in their profession and strive hard to ensure that they give best of the performance to the audience.

Majority of them get discouraged due to lack of patronage by the government. Because of this not many youths are showing interests in taking it as a profession and the stage art is on the brink of extinction. It is high time that the governments and the society took initiatives to save this art form and sustain it for our future generations.”

Taking part as a special guest in the stage drama of Srikrishna Tulabharam, P Seetaram, District Public Relations Officer of Gadwal said the State government is providing all kinds of facilities to the dance and drama artistes in the district. “The Telangana State government is giving priority to promote the folk dance and drama artistes in the State.

The government has utilised their services during World Telugu conference and World Janapada Jatara programme. The district administration has identified the yesteryear folk artistes and felicitated them, besides providing financial assistance to them in the form of old age pension to all those artistes who have crossed 60 years of age. Very soon a new list of pensioners will be announced by the State government,” he hoped.

District Senior Citizens Forum president K Rammohan Rao, District Artistes Association honorary president Dr U Murali Srinivas and Nela Nela Vennala convenor V Rahavendra Chary and others participated in the programme.

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