Mysore/Mysuru: “Display of dolls during Dasara festivities has a scientific reason. It is believed that it will increase the concentration level,” opined Principal of Sarada Vilas College of Pharmacy Dr. Hanumanthachar Joshi.
He was speaking after distributing prizes for the winners of “Dasara Bombe Jodane Sparde- 2022,” organised jointly by Bharat Vikas Parishad Mysuru’s Bharadwaja Branch and Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, at Nazarbad’s Bombe Mane premises recently.
“I am from North Karnataka and only a few households used to display dolls at their homes during Dasara. But in Mysuru region, people show more interest in the display of Dasara dolls. But the art is diminishing at some places,” he regretted.
Dr. Joshi recalled that he and his cousins used to visit their grandmother’s house to display dolls. “Grandmother used to tell us stories about every doll and its significance. Display of dolls is a continuation of our culture and tradition which is helping in nation building. AYUSH Department is also training children to make dolls on their own. Due to this, the level of concentration will increase among those whose concentration level is less,” he concluded.
The prize winners are asfollows: Small Category: Anasuya Devi (First), Nagaveni (Second) and Suma (Third).
Medium Category: B.R. Balaji (First), C. Shamala (Second) and Padmaja Vasudevan (Third).
Big Category: Annapurna G. Krishna (First), Indrani Shankar (Second) and Sridevi Srivatsa (Third).
Biggest Category: Revathi Ramaswamy (First), Geetha Srihari (Second) and Rajeshwari Ganeshan (Third).
In addition, 30 special prizes also were also given.
Maharaja Institute of Technology (MIT) Chairman Dr. Murali, Bharat Vikas Parishad’s Dr. B.R. Ranganatha Rao, Ramsons Kala Pratishtana’s Raghu Dharmendra and others were present.