On Friday, KFCC president Dr. Jayamala conducted a media briefing
regarding the celebrations of 'Amrutha Mahotsava' to celebrate the
completion of 75 years of Kannada cinema. Parvathamma Rajkumar, Dr.
B. Saroja Devi, Dr. Srinath, V.L. Rajesh, head of marketing, ITC
Foods and K. Vijaya Kumar, CEO, Udaya TV, were present during the
meet. A fifteen-day holiday for Sandalwood was announced to enable
every one to participate in the festivities to be conducted on
March 1, 2 and 3.
Dr. Jayamala explained about the festivities to be conducted
during the 3-day festival. The first day will see many cultural
programmes performed by the Sandalwood celebrities; the second day
will see the release of 75 books on prominent Kannada film
personalities. Also, 108 prominent people from the film industry
will be honoured for their contributions to Kannada cinema.
Seminars on various topics concerning cinema will be conducted. The
third day will feature cultural programmes artists prominent in art
forms other than cinema.
The inauguration ceremony, lasting one hour, will be held at 6
p.m. on March 1st.