Mangalore is pleased to announce ‘Art for a Cause’, a unique fundraising
Exhibition of Paintings by 10 Professional Artists of the coastal region.
The exhibition will be hosted from 20th to 29th
August 2010 at Orchid Art Gallery, Balmatta, Mangalore between 10 a.m.
and 7 p.m. The exhibition was inaugurated on Friday, 20th August, 2010 at 4:30
p.m. by Dr Prabhakar H, Interventional Cardiologist and Chief of Cardiovascular
Medicine, Fr. Muller’s Medical College, Mangalore. Sri S.S. Nayak, eminent Chartered Accountant
the chief guest, while Sri Nemiraj Shetty, Director, Hasta Gallery Projects,
Mangalore delivered a talk on art. Dr. B. Srinivas Kakkilaya, Secretary,
Dhrithi Foundation presided.
Mangalore (http://dhrithi.org) is a registered charitable trust established
in the year 2006, with the objective to support the cause of education.
In the past four years, Dhrithi Foundation, in association with Vidya
Poshak, Dharwad, (http://vidyaposhak.org),
supported by Prerana of Infosys, Mangalore and other donors, has extended support to the tune of
nearly Rs. 10 lakhs to more than 500 meritorious students of Dakshina
Kannada district to pursue their dreams of higher education. Most of
the students are supported post 10th
standard until they complete their education, including professional
courses. Workshops and programmes to increase their employability
through skill enhancement and for transforming them into contributing
citizens are also conducted regularly.
In order to
broad base its social involvement, Dhrithi Foundation in a novel initiative
has collaborated with the progressive artists of the coastal region in this
joint fund-raising effort, whereby a sizeable portion of the proceeds
of sale of paintings will be donated to Dhrithi Foundation for the purpose
of financially supporting deserving students in the coming academic
year. The ten participating artists are: P.S. Punchithaya of Kasargod, Anil Devadiga, Dinesh Holla,
Jayavanth Manipal, Jeevan A.S., Kandan G., Permude Mohan Kumar, Purushotham
Adve, Rajendra Kedige and Syed Asif Ali.
endeavour will not only serve as a fund-raiser for Dhrithi Foundation,
but also it will help create greater public awareness of art, while
providing a worthy philanthropic outlet for the artist community of