Sakshi - exhibition of paintings by Sri
Vasant Rao of Udupi, was
inaugurated by Dr. Ravish Thunga, Consultant Psychiatrist of Mangalore on
Dec 7th, 2007 at Prasad Art Gallery, Mangalore. Sri Ganesh Somayaji, well
known artist of Mangalore and Convenor of Artists Combine, was the Chief
Guest. Dr. B.S. Kakkilaya, Secretary, Dhrithi Foundation, presided.
Kakkilaya explained the Vidyaposhak initiative and informed that 204
students were supported in Dakshina Kannada in the year 2007 with a sum
of Rs. 368500. He thanked Sri Vasant Rao for his extraordinary gesture
of exhibiting his works for the benefit of the needy students. This, he
said, would encourage many more to work for the cause of education of
the needy, meritorious students.
B.S. Kakkilaya, Secretary, Dhrithi Foundation, addressing
Vasant Rao spoke of his experience as a volunteer at Vidyaposhak and
its inspiration. He also spoke of his art and said that he often paints
abstracts based on various themes. He thanked Dhrithi Foundation for the
opportunity provided and assured of such efforts in future too.
exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Ravish Thunga by lighting the lamp.
Sri Ganesh Somayaji, Sri Koti Prasad Alva of Prasad Art Gallery also lit
Dr. Ravish Thunga
applauded the initiative of the artist to contribute his talent in a
unique way for the welfare of needy students. Such exhibitions can
create interest in art even in those who do not know much about it, he
said. He hoped that such events
will become a regular feature.
Ravish Thunga addressing
Sri Ganesh Somayaji
appreciated the unique initiative of Vasant Rao of blending art with a
social cause. Art is a window of one's mind, he said. As one keeps
watching a piece of art, new meanings and ideas prop up and that itself
is the beauty of art, he said.
Ravish made the first purchase of the paintings.
exhibited works include his paintings on monsoon and village life. The
proceeds from the exhibition will be contributed to sponsor needy