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YPS All India Digital Salon 2021 Exhibition & Award Ceremony

August 20 - August 22

YPS Salon | Award  Ceremony and Exhibition Aug 21 – 10 AM IST | Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

You are Cordially Invited

YPS Executive Committee & YPS All India Digital Salon 2021 Committee are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to all

  • YPS Members,
  • Salon participants,
  • Salon Supporters &
  • Photo/Art Lovers

to join us during the YPS All India Digital Salon 2021 Exhibition & Award Ceremony on Saturday, Aug 21st at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Please join us  with friends and family and make the event a great success.

Chief Guest:

Chief Guest Dr. Shivakumar BegarDr. Shivakumar Begar
Renowned Yakshagana Artist

Dr. Shivakumar Begar is a veteran Yakshagana artist. For the past three decades, he has been winning the hearts of the public through his exemplary stage performance. He has performed over 10,000 shows throughout India and has trained thousands of students for the past 18 years in the art of Yakshagana through his Gaana Sourabha Yakshagana School in Bengaluru. He is among the few who has strived to preserve and propagate this centuries old art form. He has received Nadaprabhu Kempegowda award, Karavali Utsava award, Basavaratna award, Yakshashree and Honorary doctorate for his service in Yakshagana.

Dr. Shivakumar was born on 1st June, 1969, and acquired mastery over Yakshagana under the guidance of Gnanpeetha awardee Dr. Shivarama Karantha, Shri. Neelavara Ramakrishnaiah and Shri. Heranjalu Venkataramana. He excels in Tenkuthittu and Badaguthittu style of Yakshagana. He is well known for portrayal of female character roles like Seetha, Mohini, Chitrangada, Kunti etc.

When he was a child, he performed the role of Manmatha in the play Rathi Kalyana, staged in Begar. Greatly influenced by this performance, he joined the Yakshagana learning center in Udupi. Dr. Shivakumar was one among the 10 students who got selected by Kota Shivarama Karantha at the Udupi Yakshagana center in 1982. He had then just completed his primary education. After the 10 months course, he joined Mulki troupe and performed Balagopala dance. As he was a very young boy, he found it difficult to adjust to the troupe environment. So he started working at a fruit stall. But after a few months, the passion for the art form persuaded him to re-start his career and continued to perform at many plays across the country.

He served as manager for a decade from 1985 to 1995 at Amrutheshwara Pravasi Yakshagana Mandali. He then moved to Bengaluru and set up his own organization – Gaana Sourabha Yakshagana School and started training students in Yakshagana, along with the musical instruments like chande and maddale. He also trains students in bhagavathike (singing).

Guest of Honor:

GoH Venkatesh Kumar R, I.A.SMr Venkatesh Kumar R, I.A.S,
Commissioner – Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports

Shri Venkatesh Kumar R, IAS., is currently serving as Commissioner at Department of Youth Empowerment & Sports. In the past, Shri Venkatesh Kumar R has rendered service as Controller of Examination, Karnataka Public Service Commission-Bengaluru, as Deputy Commissioner-Raichur, and Kalyana Karnataka Regional Development Board, Kalburgi.

The Department Youth Empowerment and Sports is making notable contribution for development of Youth Empowerment and Sports Activities in the State. The requirements of rural and urban youth, student and non-student youth, essential for their pursuit of social, economic, sports and cultural development are being addressed by the Government through the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Voluntary Organizations and Sports Associations.

Sat, Aug 21, 10:00 AM IST onwards

  • Award  Ceremony

The winners of the YPS All India Digital Salon 2021 will be recognised. We will also recognize supporters who have contributed to the success of the Salon.

  • Service Awards for 2019 & 2020

YPS will also be recognizing contributions made by our esteemed members during the event by conferring “Service Awards”

  • Honouring Distinction Recipients

YPS will also be honouring esteemed members who achieved FIAP PSA RPS distinction recipients of 2019 & 2020

Covid Protocol for the event

While there are some relaxations to curfew times, we are still required to follow all the precautions that the Government of Karnataka has prescribed. Here are a list of protocols that the visitors and participants must adhere to:

  • Persons attending should follow the Covid Appropriate Behavior prescribed by the Govt. of Karnataka. This includes social distancing and wearing of mask.
  • All visitors must pass the Thermal screening test done by YPS at the entrance.
  • There are restrictions on people who can visit the exhibition and participate in the award function.
  • Entry to the award function is restricted to members of YPS and participants of YPS All India Digital Salon 2021.
  • During the Award Function priority will be given to recipient of awards.
  • We may have to ask visitors to wait to limit the number of people at the venue within permitted numbers. We strongly advise visitors to choose lean hours for visiting the exhibition.
  • We will not be able to admit accompanying children below the age of 18, except winners of Young Talent Awards, and old parents to avoid risk.
  • Persons visiting the exhibition must have completed at least one dose of vaccination.
  • Every visitor will also be asked to sign a Covid declaration before being admitted to the exhibition.

YPS Executive Committee extends warm invitation to all photo and art lovers to join us during the Award Ceremony of YPS All India Digital Salon 2021 on Saturday, Aug 21st at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath


August 20
August 22
Event Category:


Youth Photographic Society


Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Kumara Krupa Rd, Kumara Park East, Sheshadripuram
Bangalore, Karnataka 560006 India
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