Patla Foundation extends help towards over 1,163 Yakshagana artistes

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Patla Foundation extends help towards over 1,163 Yakshagana artistes

Patla Foundation extends help towards over 1,163 Yakshagana artistes

SC GM   ¦    May 22, 2020 11:14:26 PM (IST)

Patla Foundation extends help towards over 1,163 Yakshagana artistes-1Mangaluru: Instead of organising the lavish programme "Patla Sambhrama" this year, the Yakshadhruva Patla Foundation has spent its money on grocery items for over 1,163 Yakshagana artistes this year.

The Patla Foundation has been organising "Patla Sambhrama" every year since its formation. As the Covid lockdown has hit many families' finances badly, founder of the Patla Foundation, Patla Sathish Shetty decided to use the money that would otherwise have been spent on organising the "Patla Sambhrama", to provide grocery items to the Yakshagana artistes who are finding it very difficult to survive during the lockdown.

Speaking to reporters here on Friday, May 22, Patla Sathish Shetty said that the Trust has extended its help towards 1,163 Yakshagana artistes so far and there is a plan to help more in the coming days as well. "The Patla Foundation has spent over Rs 5 crores for the welfare of Yakshagana artistes in the last five years," he said.

Yakshagana Thalamaddale from May 25 to 31

Patla also informed that the Foundation will organise a week-long Yakshagana Thalamaddale programme from May 25 to May 31. "A total of 40 Yakshagana artistes will participate in this programme which will be screened live on Facebook and YouTube," he said.

Meanwhile, Patla asked both the Thenkuthittu and Badaguthittu Yakshagana artistes to renew their Accident Insurance policies. "The artists of Thenkuthittu can renew their policy at New India Insurance Company located at S L Chambers near Bunts Hostel on May 31 between 9 am and 2 pm. The artists of Badaguthittu can renew their policy at Hotel Parijatha in Kundapur on June 1. Those who are yet to apply for an insurance policy should come with a passport size photograph and Aadhaar card," he informed.

Patla Foundation general secretary Purushothama Bhandary and treasurer C A Sudesh Rai were present.