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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bureaucratic interference seen in chitrakala parishat affairs

Recognition: U. Ramesh Rao (left) and N. Marishamachar are all smiles after receiving the G.S. Shenoy Memorial Award in Bangalore on Sunday.
The Chairman of Central Administrative Reforms Committee M. Veerappa Moily on Sunday claimed that the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat was on the path of decay because of bureaucratic interference.
However, the Principal Secretary to Government, Information, Publicity and Tourism, I.M. Vittal Murthy, refuted the charges saying it was due to political interference. The occasion was presentation of G.S. Shenoy Memorial awards organised by G.S. Shenoy Art Foundation here. Speaking after presenting the awards, Mr. Moily said bureaucratic interference should be stopped for the benefit of the parishat. Otherwise, it would be difficult to build an institution such as this one, he said.

Speaking further, Mr. Moily regretted the recent attacks on art and artists. Though artists such as M.F. Hussain provided a place in the international level for Indian art, they are being attacked, he regretted. He described the Late Shenoy as a fighter for the cause of art. Presiding over the presentation function, Mr. Vittal Murthy said the parishat’s functioning has been affected due to political interference while the bureaucracy was being unnecessarily blamed.
The award for 2006 was presented to Marishamachar and for 2007 to U. Ramesh Rao.

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