Varna – Moite Planini Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:34:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Varna – Moite Planini 32 32 The unit of CWP Global is planning a EUR 614 million onshore wind project in Bulgaria Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:34:00 +0000

September 19 (Renewables Now) – Dobrotich Wind, a subsidiary of Australian renewables developer CWP Global, plans to invest BGN1.2bn (US$612.2m/€613.5m) in the construction of an onshore Invest in wind farms with 74 turbines in north-eastern Bulgaria.

Equipped with turbines with a planned capacity of up to 8 MW each, the wind farm to be built in the Varna region will be able to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of 440,000 households, Dobrotich Wind said in a press release on Monday.

Up to 50 turbines will be installed in six villages in the municipality of Valchi Dol and another 24 in five villages in the municipality of Vetrino.

Dobrotich Wind will not use any EU grants, government investment or discounted electricity purchase prices to finance the project, the company added.

“The area was chosen for its combination of very good wind potential, low environmental risk and the availability of suitable power transmission infrastructure. The project will be implemented with the latest wind generators using the latest and most advanced technologies,” Dobrotich Wind said in the statement.

The investor is willing to provide around 14,000 local residents with long-term electricity support, which would cover the total consumption of 1,200 KWh per year for a period of 35 years from the wind farm’s commissioning.

“In addition, we have taken into account a possible future indexation of electricity prices for household customers and are ready to take on up to BGN 500 per year for household electricity bills in case of price increases,” Biliana Petrova, managing director of Dobrotich Wind said in the statement.

CWP Global has been working on large-scale green energy projects in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) since 2010 and currently has a 3,000 MW renewable energy pipeline in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania.

According to Electricity System Operator (ESO), Bulgaria had 701 MW of installed wind capacity at the end of 2021. The country’s largest wind farm is the 156 MW St Nikola Wind Farm, located near the north-eastern town of Kavarna.

The national plan for the expansion of the electricity grid 2022-2031 envisages the use of 4,858 MW of renewable energy, of which 343 MW from wind energy.

However, in the spring, the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association called for the forecast wind capacity for 2026-2031 to be increased to 4,500 MW to better reflect alleged investment proposals and strong potential investor interest.

CWP and commodities group Mercuria Energy Trading joined forces last year for the CWP Europe joint venture, signaling a potential investment of over BGN 1 billion in renewable energy projects in Bulgaria.

(1 BGN = 0.510 USD/0.511 EUR)

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In Bulgaria, Soviet war memorials are turning into ghosts Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:13:24 +0000

SOFIA – It’s hard not to miss the massive 11-meter-tall statue that towers over Plovdiv and stands proudly on the Bulgarian city’s second-highest hill.

The giant figure named Alyosha, a generic diminutive referring to Soviet soldiers, honors the Red Army soldiers who fought in Bulgaria during World War II. Some sources, including the Russian Foreign Ministry, legal action that Alyosha was based on a photo of a real Russian soldier then fighting in Bulgaria.

The Red Army Monument in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

With Russia now waging an unprovoked war against Ukraine, Soviet war memorials have attracted renewed attention across Eastern Europe, with memorials honoring the recently crushed Red Army in Poland and Latvia.

French artist Mitch Brezunek has found a new and unique way to confront the past: by turning Alyosha into a ghost. The digital manipulation is part of his exhibition The Ghost Is Here, which opened September 9 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city and cultural hub.

During communist rule, Red Army memorials were erected throughout Bulgaria to honor Soviet soldiers and their role in defeating Nazi Germany in World War II. They were considered symbols of Bulgarian-Soviet friendship, even though the Red Army occupied Bulgaria and the Soviet Union declared war on the country in 1944.

Brezunek has digitally transformed a monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia.

Brezunek has digitally transformed a monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia.

After the fall of communism, Soviet monuments and war memorials throughout the former Eastern Bloc became lightning rods for discussion and reckoning with the past. Angered by Soviet occupation and more recent Russian military intervention, many have advocated removing the statues and monuments — proposals that have drawn the ire of Russian officials and sparked public and diplomatic controversy.

There have been several attempts to remove Alyosha in Bulgaria, but none have been successful.

When Estonia removed a World War II memorial from central Tallinn in 2007, the city was wracked by violent unrest and the country suffered a massive cyberattack that was later blamed on Russian hackers.

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In a play called Oligarchies, the Red Army monument in Varna is upgraded with a luxury yacht.

Born in France in 1989, Brezunek has been living and working in Plovdiv since 2016. However, the Soviet monuments impressed him when he first came to Bulgaria 12 years ago and began to study the country’s history.

“These monuments are everywhere here. They never go unnoticed because of their size and location. In Plovdiv, for example, Alyosha dominates the city and the sky,” the Frenchman told RFE/RL. “It’s impossible not to ask yourself every time you see the monument: ‘Why is it here? And how did it end up here and what message is it sending us?'”

In his exhibition, Brezunek digitally alters images of 12 Soviet monuments in different cities across Bulgaria, their transformations, the artist said, are not only a message about the past but also a reflection on Bulgaria’s present as a member of the European Union.

Monuments are all around us for a reason, Brezunek said while promoting the show, to remind us of the past and the mistakes we made.

“Can we learn from past missteps and create a better future? The spirit is here to remind us that history often repeats itself,” says Brezunek.

The veiled Aljoscha at Brezunek's exhibition.

The veiled Aljoscha at Brezunek’s exhibition.

The heart of the exhibition is a 7.5 meter high screen, on which a slightly smaller Aljoscha transforms into a giant ghost. The other Red Army monuments that Brezunek has digitally transformed are the Hill of Soviet Soldiers in the city of Dobrich and the Monument to Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship in the port and seaside resort of Varna. Other monuments were located in Sofia, Burgas, Stara Zagora, Ruse and Byala Slatina.

Taken together, they form the final component of Brezunek’s exhibition, a 3D digital map that, as the artist puts it, shows “the two faces of Bulgaria”. On the one hand the past, the monuments of the Soviet army, on the other “the present, Bulgaria’s membership in the European Union”.

Brezunek also uses his art to raise money for Ukraine, which has been waging an all-out war against Russia since February 24. a unique digital collectible based on blockchain technology:

According to the exhibition organizers, each 3D artwork at the Monuments-in-Flux will be sold every week through November 9, with 70 percent of the proceeds going to support artists and cultural events in Ukraine and Bulgaria.

In recent years, NFTs have become popular in the world of arts, culture and sports, despite regulatory and environmental concerns. “3D is a fantastic feature because you don’t have physical limitations, so you can really explore a new kind of creative freedom,” Brezunek told RFE/RL.

The Soviet Monument in Dobrich.

The Soviet Monument in Dobrich.

According to Brezunek, the digital artwork is just the first phase of the project. In 2023 he is planning a physical installation at the Aljoscha memorial: “I would very much like to see Aljoscha as a phantom under a golden shroud,” he said.

The date – September 9 – that Brezunek chose to open the exhibition was no coincidence. Four days earlier, in 1944, the Soviet Union declared war on Axis ally Bulgaria. And on September 9th there was a coup d’état in which the government of Konstantin Muraviev was overthrown and the pro-communist resistance movement, the Fatherland Front, took power, marking the beginning of Bulgaria’s communist regime, which remained in power until 1989 .

52 Entertainment from France buys the Bulgarian game developer Casualino Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:36:00 +0000

SOFIA (Bulgaria), 15 September (SeeNews) – French e-gaming solution provider 52 Entertainment announced that it has acquired Bulgarian game development studio Casualino, strengthening its region-specific capabilities particularly in board and card games.

The transaction is a major acquisition for the French company and puts it on track to achieve its goal of becoming a major global digital company in the entertainment industry, 52 Entertainment said in a press release last week.

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The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The target deal is valued at around 90 million levs (US$46 million/€46 million), Bulgarian business daily Capital reported.

Founded by current CEO Radostin Petrov, Casualino is a subsidiary of Varna-based Zariba Group, which specializes in mobile game development and publishing. Founded in 2014, Casualino has focused on the development of multiplayer and single-player card and board games on the Internet, with its products based on HTML5, suitable for mobile and web games.

The acquired company has around one million monthly active users in 42 live games with brands popular in France, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia and the USA

The deal will allow Casualino to access 52 Entertainment’s capabilities in strategic deployment through technology functionalities, marketing, data sharing and global cross-functional opportunities, the French company said.

52 Entertainment is headquartered in Paris and has offices in 19 countries with over 200 employees. It is best known for online bridge and tarot games, as well as e-sailing, which it expanded after acquiring online sailing simulator Virtual Regatta in 2021.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

Tejasswin Prakash shares a “TejRan” moment as she wears Karan Kundrra’s denim jacket; IMAGE Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:26:21 +0000

Tejasswi Prakash and Karan Kundrra are one of the most popular and adored couples in the television industry. They met at the Bigg Boss 15 hosted by Salman Khan and have been inseparable ever since. Her fans affectionately call her “TejRan” and the couple never miss an opportunity to shower each other with love, whether on or off screen. The adorable and funny chemistry between the two actors is loved by audiences. Tejasswi offered a couple of goals as the actress wore Karan’s denim shirt to go out.

In the post shared by the actress, there are two backside pics, one of Karan Kundrra and one of Naagin actress Tejasswi Prakash. Karan is wearing a denim shirt and Tejasswi is wearing the same shirt elsewhere. It was a picture shared by a fan who wrote: “How cute is that” and #team. Tejasswi re-shared the image on her social media, writing “#tejran” with a blue heart and an evil eye emoji.

In a recent interview with iDiva, Naagin 6 actress Tejasswi Prakash opened up about being physically shamed at school and shared how she deals with being vulnerable. Tejasswi shared her toxic quality, explaining that love is a toxic quality as it has to be a certain way. She then said at school that she was extra skinny and when she met people on her school campus they would shame her and say, “Hey 5 rupay ka coin apne pocket mein dal, varna udd jayegi.” She also shared that people used to call her a “hanger”. When asked what she does when she’s angry, the actress revealed that she cries, which makes her appear sad.

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61st Heritage Music Fest at 8th Cross VV Mohalla: purity and melody its trump card Sat, 10 Sep 2022 12:35:11 +0000

from dr Padmavathi Narasimhan

On the 9th day of Ganeshotsava at the 8th Cross VV Mohalla, music legend Lalgudi Jayaraman’s son, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, performed a solo violin recital. He was accompanied by Vittal Ramamurthy on violin, the renowned Mridangist Bhaktavatsalam on Mridanga, Bhargava Halambi on Kanjira and Rajashekhar on Morching.

The very name of Lalgudi Jayaraman is associated with melody, mastery of violin techniques and singing style, better known as Lalgudi Bani who strives to make the violin sing. Raised in an atmosphere of sublime, divine music, Krishnan has now blossomed into a first-class violinist. He has performed several times with his father, whose records are still available.

In each of the compositions that Krishnan played, the Lalgudi Bani of musical expression was prominent.

The concert opened with Lalgudi Jayaraman’s Varna in Nalinakanti. Vibrant swaras were developed for the next number “Shree Maha Ganapatiravatu maam” by Deekshitar. Dharmavathi raga, although short, was revealed with essence, but in this raga development and the next two, one felt that the raga ran very hastily and the performer could pause after each phrase and slowly develop the raga, which is the Mood of raga would improve concert more. “Bhajana seya raada” by Mysore Vasudevachar was the chosen composition.

Krishnan had Vittal Ramamurthy play the Raga Hindola, followed by another number by Vasudevachar, Mamavatu Sri Saraswati.

A tribute ceremony followed for the celebrities on stage at the prestigious Sangeetha Kala Nidhi award ceremony. Jagannath Shenoy, President of the SPVGMC Trust, honored Krishnan and Bhaktavatsalam with a Mention.

The concert continued after the tribute ceremony which included a rare piece in Gambhiravani “Sada Madin Dalathu” by Tyagaraja Keeravani treated with ragalapana and swaras for the charana followed by a sparkling Taniyavartanam by Bhaktavatsalam, Bhargava and Rajashekhar.

Rajashekhar’s amusing percussion sounds brought smiles to the faces of the audience.

Krishnan chose to play a short raga tana and pallavi after Taniyavartanam in Natakuranji. Not much leeway was given to the violin accompanist.

The sahitya of the Pallavi was ‘Radha Sametha Krishna Muralidhara maam pahi’ in Khanda nade Trishra Jhampe tala for which Ragamalika swaras in Saranga, Rasika Ranjani and the intellectually selected Yaman Kalyani were selected, eventually bringing the first line of the song Radha Sametha Krishna by GNB glory.

The concert ended with “Saramaina maatalento” in Behag – Swati Tirunal, “Jagadoddarana” by Purandaradasaru and the very popular Sindhubhairavi tillana by Lalgudi Jayaraman.

The artist could have reduced the number of compositions and focused more on the neraval, as no composition was treated with a detailed neraval.

135 years ago the first “Orient Express” train left Vienna for Istanbul – Sun, 04 Sep 2022 08:57:49 +0000

In 1887 the first Orient Express train to Istanbul left Vienna. In fact, his very first ride on the legendary train was on October 4, 1883. A test train called the “Luxury Lightning Train” ran the Paris – Vienna – Paris route in early October 1882. The first menu on board included oysters, Italian pasta soup, turbot with green sauce, huntsman chicken, beef tenderloin with potatoes, green salad, chocolate pudding and other desserts.

The wagons are painted blue and gold, the train runs twice a week between Paris and Istanbul via Strasbourg, Munich, Vienna, Budapest and Bucharest. The train is not direct. It stops at Giurgievo (in Romania), crosses the Danube on the Ruse ferry, and then another train runs the route between Ruse and Varna, a port on the Bulgarian Black Sea. From there, an Austrian steamer takes passengers to Istanbul. In 1885 the daily service from Paris to Vienna and back was started.

In the summer of 1889, the railway line to the Turkish capital was completed and the train ran directly from Bucharest to Istanbul. It is a curious fact that in 1894 the company that developed the train opened several luxury hotels for its passengers in Istanbul. One of these hotels is the Pera Palace Hotel in the Beyoglu district. The hotel has received many famous guests since 1892, including high-ranking statesmen and artists. Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway, Greta Garbo, Kemal Ataturk, Alfred Hitchcock, Honore de Balzac, Mata Hari, Nikita Khrushchev and Queen Elizabeth II are some of the hotel’s famous guests.

After several route changes, two wars and a loss of prestige during the Cold War era, the train’s regular service to Istanbul and Athens was discontinued in 1977. The train ceased regular service but still survives as a seasonal tourist attraction.

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As Chile charts a pluralistic future, some Indians aspire to Hindu Rashtra Sat, 03 Sep 2022 03:30:00 +0000

In earth science, the Coriolis effect explains why megastorms rotate in opposite directions in the two hemispheres. The political storms brewing over India and Chile appear to be under the same influence.

One tries to move away from the long shadow of the Augusto Pinochet era, a time of market fundamentalism and authoritarian oppression, towards a pluralistic, intercultural, regional and ecological republic. At the same time, in India we are moving from a secular, socialist and democratic republic back to one that is majority, unitary and grotesquely unequal.

Chile will hold one referendum on September 4th to bury the Pinochet constitution in favor of a multilingual one that guarantees dignity and justice for all, that recognizes differences and believes in coexistence. It is a constitution that prioritizes social security and recognizes the right to care.

It follows one of the most bitter and polarized elections in Chilean history in November 2021, which was essentially a contest between the legacy of left-liberal Salvador Allende and that of General Pinnochet, who ousted Allende in a US-backed 1973 military coup.

Last year, Gabriel Boric garnered more votes than any other Chilean president in history to defeat his far-right opponent Jose Antonio Kast. The draft constitution is a continuation of the same battle of ideas.

At the same time, a group of 30 seers and scholars in India are preparing a draft the constitution of India as a Hindu nation. The authors include members of Shankaracharya Parishad, Hindu Rashtra Nirman Samiti, World Hindu Federation, experts in Sanatan Dharma, Defense and a senior Supreme Court Counsel. It will eventually become a 750-page document, half of which will be published in a Dharam Sansad at Magh Mela 2023 in the city known until recently as Allahabad.

While the draft in Chile promises a “solidarity republic” with “inclusive” and egalitarian democracy, the draft in India speaks of depriving Muslims and Christians of the right to vote. This, of course, is an old line of battle. It is consistent with the idea of ​​citizenship which is based on lex sanguinis or “the law after blood” as opposed to the idea of lex soli or the “law of the place of birth”.

In the fierce debates of the Constituent Assembly in India in the late 1940s, the collective wisdom of the House prevailed over doctrine based on narrow sectarian notions based on blood, race or religion. But they are on the rise again today as they aim to change the criteria for Indian citizenship.

“It would be simply absurd to give the Muslim minority the right to exercise a practical veto over the legitimate rights and privileges of the majority and call them Swarajya,” he said VD Savarkar in his presidential speech at the Calcutta session in 1939 by Hindu Mahasabha, the hero of the current dispensation.

Hindu Rashtra’s draft constitution is based on ideas that were finally discarded 75 years ago – but now its basic philosophy is already in motion.

The draft in Chile speaks of cross-border contacts and cooperation throughout Latin America; the draft in India speaks of a warlike Akhand Bharat. The draft in Chile vouches for “no privileged person or group”, while the draft to be drafted here wants to replace the existing case law with the Varna system.

In Chile, the proposed constitution speaks of the “right to remember” of brutalized communities. It states that “victims and the community have the right to be informed and to know the truth about serious human rights violations, particularly when they involve crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide or territorial dispossession”.

In India we are erasing and rewriting the history of what they call the “Muslim past”. A 14 man committee was appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this task. The committee’s chairman, KN Dikshit, said he was “asked to produce a report that will help the government rewrite certain aspects of ancient history”.

The Chilean document speaks of media pluralism and critical thinking, but in India we revel in curbing these things. The power of money and muscle is used to bury, buy, or bully the news.

The proposed constitution in Chile provides for education “guided by the principles of cooperation, non-discrimination, inclusion, justice, participation, solidarity, interculturality, gender orientation and pluralism”. Here the regime seeks to nefarious colleges carefully built to encourage critical thinking. So much so that any deviation is branded and denounced as “anti-national” and “seditious”.

The draft in Chile envisions a country where even nature has rights. And this is where we commission studies criticize judicial efforts to preserve ecology in the face of the juggernaut of development. Voices young and old – be it activists Medha Patekar or Disha Ravi – who advocate for ecological and climate justice for the people are being persecuted today.

I want to tell my friend Umar Khalid who it is Behind Bars advocates for equal citizenship, that Chileans envision a country where people have the right to compensation for unlawful detention.

I wish I could say it Rohith Vemula, the Dalit student who committed suicide, that the people there speak of the right to a night sky full of stars. In India, on our 75th anniversary of freedom, even a touch earthen pot drinking can prove fatal for a Dalit schoolchild.

Western publications such as Bloomberg, The Washington Post, That economist are already defending themselves verbally against the draft constitution in Chile, the latter going so far as to speak of a “fiscally irresponsible left-wing wish list”. And here in India, even reciting the preamble to our constitution is proving to be a daring wish.

Writer Isabel Allende tells how many people in Chile in the early 1970s believed that the military regime would soon end as their country had a solid democratic tradition. But as history would have it, it took 20 years for Pinochet’s rule to end. Regardless of whether the new constitution is accepted or rejected, it at least has a vision worth admiring.

For us in India it is a testing time as we dare to dream against the Coriolis charm.

Anirban Bhattacharya is a Delhi-based researcher, activist and social commentator.

Naming ceremony of the 4th ship named Shipka in the history of Navibulgar Wed, 31 Aug 2022 22:34:24 +0000

Yesterday, August 31, 2022, the flag of the 6th in the series of twelve 32,150-ton bulk carriers contracted by Navigation Maritime Bulgarian was hoisted at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. hoisted.
Captain Genadi Kostov and engineer Yuri Dimitrov are her first master and chief engineer, and her godmother is Mrs. Chunyan Tang.

A year ago, the flag of the first of the series 32,150 ton bulk carrier m/v Kom was hoisted at the same shipyard.
The company also operates m/v Bogdan, m/v Perelik, m/v Verila and m/v Vezhen.
Two more ships of the same series are expected to join the fleet in 2023. They will be called Musala and Slavyanka.
The last four sisters in the series are expected to join the fleet in 2024.
The total investment will exceed US$300 million.
This ship is the fourth in Navibulgar history to be named after Shipka peak.
It is notable that their flag was raised on the day that Bulgaria celebrates the 145th anniversary of the epic battles at Shipka Peak, known as the Shipka Epopee.

The first Shipka was delivered in Varna on January 7, 1939. She was a German-built refrigerated steamer. The lady served in the Navibulgar fleet until 1978.
The second ship, Shipka, was a motor sailer built in Varna in 1945 and had a deadweight tonnage of 100 tons. She was part of the fleet until 1961.

In 1979 the flag of the 24 285 tdw m/v Shipka (built at Varna Shipyard) was hoisted. She was the first Bulgarian sea-rigged bulk carrier. The lady served in the Navibulgar fleet until 2009.
Source: Navibulgar

Four Greek destinations among Europe’s top spots with the fastest mobile internet speeds Mon, 29 Aug 2022 12:26:09 +0000

Four Greek Destinations – Athens, Nafplio, Santorini and Heraklionare among Europe’s top holiday destinations that offer this fastest mobile internet speedaccording to a recent survey by oka provider of network intelligence and connectivity insights.

Ookla’s mobile internet performance analysis covers 50 popular travel destinations across the continent. The company divided these cities into four categories that might appeal to different types of travelers: big cities, beach life, cultural havens, and forest getaways. Then, Speedtest Intelligence data was compared for mean download speeds and multi-server latencies in each category for the second quarter of 2022.

Athens’ website is as exciting as its lifestyle

greece capital, Athensranked 10th with an average download speed of 59.92 Mbit/s in the second quarter.

OsloNorway, topped the list with an average download speed of 156.99 Mbps over the same period.

Two other Nordic cities rounded out the top 3 StockholmSweden, with an average download speed of 136.74 Mbps and CopenhagenDenmark, at 133.16 Mbps.

Where internet speeds are suitable for “beach life”.

Ookla’s “beach life” list included two Greek destinations: Nafplio in the Peloponnese ranked 10th in the second quarter with an average internet speed of 60.54 Mbit/s and the popular island of Peloponnese Santorini came in 12th with an average speed of 56.66 Mbps.

BiarritzFrance and KorculaCroatia, had the fastest average download speeds on Ookla’s beach life list in the second quarter, at 155.65 Mbps and 133.67 Mbps, respectively.

VarnaBulgaria and FaroPortugal, rounded out the top 4 with 104.00 Mbps and 101.74 Mbps, respectively.

Heraklion offers research-ready internet speeds

Heraklion in Crete was on the Ookla list “cultural oases with research-grade internet speeds”.

The city ranked ninth on the list with a median mobile download speed of 63.35 Mbps.

TromsoNorway, topped the list with an average download speed of 251.52 Mbps in the second quarter, almost 2.3 times faster than the runner-up Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

consequences GTP headlines on Google News to keep up to date with the latest tourism and travel information in Greece. ]]> Kaavikale State Workshop Inaugurated – Star of Mysore Sat, 27 Aug 2022 13:09:05 +0000

Mysore/Mysuru: The four-day state level Kaavikale workshop organized as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, by ABVP’s Art Matters and Mysuru Department in collaboration with the University of Mysore (UoM), was inaugurated on August 25th at Vignan Bhavan in Manasagangothri.

Artist and senior photojournalist SM Jambukeshwara uniquely opened the workshop by pouring seven colors (Elu Varna) into a mud pot.

In his inaugural address, Jambukeshwara said that Kaavikale is an ancient and unique art form found on the walls of temples, churches and ancient buildings, also known as “Bitti Chitra” or “Sampradayika Kale” (traditional art). The art is specifically used to draw images of gods with brown or brick red color. It is mainly seen in Maharashtra, Goa and other coastal areas, he said.

“In the world of modernization, Kaavikale is rarely used and difficult to find. This art is almost on the verge of extinction. Organizing these kinds of workshops gives a kind of hope to bring them back to life,” he said.

The Chairman of Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Dr. BV Vasanth Kumar, who chaired the event, emphasized the need to promote and preserve tribal, folk and community art.

“These arts are the root basis of all culture and tradition. Art and literature are developed through seeing society. Art, the creation of a human being is a continuous process that has no end. With the influence of western culture, people forget and feel ashamed of the importance of Indian culture. Everything and everyone in our country has an element of spirituality. Art, artists and art criticism must go hand in hand,” he said.

The Principal of Sree Kalanikethana School of Art, KC Mahadevashetty said: “Of the different types of art, tribal, folk and Kaavikale art have more value. Kaavikale is made with the color of the mud, called “Earth Color Base”. art helps religion grow; Likewise, religion helps in the growth of art. It is a reverse process that is the same for every religion.”

About 100 members have registered for the workshop, which will take place at the same location until August 28th. professor dr Vittala Reddy Chulaki from the Sree Kalanikethana School of Art will act as contact person. The workshop also includes theory and practice units.

Art Matters, Karnataka Regional Coordinator C. Chandrashekar, ABVP Mysuru Unit Convener Shivu and others were present on the occasion.