Moodibidri: Alvas Varnavirasat 2018, a six-day long national contemporary art and painting camp as part of Alva’s Virasat kicked off at Vidyagiri Nudisiri platform on November 10.
Inaugurating the camp, Swastishri Charukerthi Panditacharyvarya Swamiji of Moodbidri Jain Matt said an inert mind is lifeless and can be kept alive only by art, culture and literature. “Our good intentions should not die and let this event provide artists a platform to enliven proceedings, where true culture gets unfolded through the work of art.”
Rajendra Kedi, member of Karnataka Lalitha Kala Academy was the chief guest at the function presided over by Dr. M Mohan Alva, Chairman of the Alva’s Education Foundation.
Camp Advisory Committee member Koti Prasad Alva, Ganesh Somayaji and Puroshottam Adde were present on the occasion.
The camp began with organisers providing brush tools to over 20 senior and young artists from different states of the country.