Mangaluru: The Department of Kannada, St Aloysius (Autonomous) College organized a one-day university-level cultural program ‘Dindima 2023’ on 17th April 2023 in L.F. Rasquinha Hall. Vijayakumar Kodiyalbail, Tulu Theatre Director and Deepak Rai Panaje, Tulu-Kannada theatre and film artiste were the guests. The program was symbolically inaugurated by playing Dindima by the dignitaries.
Addressing the audience, Vijayakumar said, it is important to develop a good personality along with talent. He suggested the students to focus on their studies along with their talents. He praised Mangalore cine artists who recently created history in the Kannada film industry and their efforts in bringing Mangaluru Kannada to a higher level. He also mentioned that, in the recent past, Mangaluru Kannada was used only for comedy in the film industry of Bangalore. Deepak Rai Panaje said that talents can be displayed only if one gets a suitable platform.
He complimented the organisers for creating such an opportunity for students to exhibit their talents. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ in his presidential remarks said that everyone has different talents but they should get a proper platform to unveil them. He congratulated the participants and wished them well. Dr Sudhakumari, Program Coordinator, Dr Mahalinga Bhat, HOD of Kannada. Dr Vishwanath Badikana, Associate Professor, student coordinators, Kashyap P R, Aaron Albuquerque and Reshma Chandrasekhar were present on the stage.
17 colleges affiliated with Mangalore University participated in these competitions. Out of which Poornaprajna Evening College was the winner and Sri Dhavala College Moodabidre was the runner-up. Shreyas compered the program. Dr Sudha Kumari welcomed the gathering. Dr. Mahalinga Bhat offered his thanks.