DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE
Every individual is unique and possesses a certain special talent. To express his talent and take it to greater height, the individual required ample opportunity, facility and encouragement. The department of Art & Culture strives to identify talents of the students and also induce them to participate in the extracurricular activities and thus boost up Art, Literature and Culture in the College.
71st Independence Day Celebrations
The 71st celebration of our Independence Day was viewed with joy and pride by the staff and students of Sahyadri. Mr. B Shrinath Samaga, Manager, Human Resources, Hinduja Global Solutions, Mangaluru, Chief Guest, hoisted the national flag after which the gathered students, faculty members and the staff sang the national anthem with pride.
Mr. B Shrinath Samaga is in the HR domain for the last 15 years with an exposure to IT & ITES Sectors. He has prior experience at IBM, iGate, Artech Infosystems and Mphasis Pvt Ltd. The Student Council of Sahyadri was introduced to the guests by Mr. Balakrishna SS, Vice-Principal. While addressing the gathering, Mr. Shrinath, expressed his delight to see the upcoming leaders who are going to make a difference to the nation. He mentioned that Independence is not only for the nation but also to our self. He urged all to grow up to the fullest potential to make one’s career and one’s life.
Mr. Preetham Hegde, Head of IT, Mayor’s Office, New York City also graced the occasion. He has graduated from the Harvard University. While speaking to the audience, he expressed his happiness to be back to India after 26 years and also to view the Independence Day Celebration. He mentioned that there were fewer opportunities during his course of study unlike the opportunities made available at Sahyadri and that the students should grab them with both hands for their progress. He re-iterated that one should seek independence of mind and the soul should belong to one place. What you feel inside is important. He also urged the students to develop a sense of belonging to the country.
Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation, appreciated the presence of Mr. B Shrinath Samaga who has recruited highest number of Sahyadrians for his organization & Mr. Preetham Hegde who is one of the most connected person’s with the rest of the world. He said that these days, it is unfortunate that we treat Independence Day as a Holiday and not as a Festival. He re-iterated that thousands of people sacrificed their lives for our freedom and it is a day to remember their contribution to the nation. He stimulated the crowd to create awareness among the generations to come about the gift of freedom given by our forefathers.
The Achievers of 2016-17 in extracurricular activities like Sports, Cultural & Scouts & Guides were felicitated on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day.
Post the formal Independence Day Programme, the students and staff showcased their talent in a cultural programme.
Department of Art & Culture organized “Sinchana 2017” – Sprinkle of Talents, A Cultural Extravaganza as a part of Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration in Sahyadri Campus. Dr. Narasimha Murthy, Retired Associate Professor of Kannada, Mangaluru & Mr. Jagannath Chowta, Trustee, Bhandary Foundation were the guests for the Inaugural Ceremony. Dr. Narasimha Murthy inaugurated the programme by beating drums. Addressing the audience he said – It is often taken for granted that we live in Kannada Nadu & only express our gratitude to the state on November 1st each year. This day in the year 1956 is considered to be one of the greatest days for the dwellers of Karnataka as our state emerged with 19 districts in it.
Karnataka was formed considering the majority of kannada speaking people in the region. It was then called as Mysuru Rajya, however during the reign of Devaraja Arasu in 1973, the state was renamed as Karnataka. He emphasised on the Karnataka Flag and its relevance, however National Flag is more important. Kannada language is not merely a medium of communication but we should appreciate that Kannada is the language which is in existence for the last 2,000 years & can be written as well as spoken. He referred to the great kannada poets and their contribution in the field of literature and urged all of us to be proud of it. Kannada has won 8 Jnana Peeta Awards which is the highest in comparison to other states. He appreciated youth’s role in bringing kannada in front through social media. He had words of praise for Sahyadri in organizing a programme on the occasion of Karnataka Rajyotsava in the form of Kannada Song, Skit, Folk Art etc., which keeps the spirit of Kannada alive among students. One should develop a sense of belongingness to Kannada. He said Kannada language has greater sense of logic since writing and pronouncing the words are similar. He concluded by saying Let us Grow Kannada and Love Kannada. One contribution is much better than 1,000 words, meaning one contribution to Kannada and the state is better than just expressing in words.
Mr. Jagannath Chowta in his presidential address expressed that it is unfortunate to see that we make an effort to know our mother tongue only when we fill the application forms to take admission in college. A mother decides the mother tongue of a child and her contribution is immense hence we refer to our nation and our state as mother. He shared an anecdote that brought out the importance of mother tongue for a child. He urged the students to retain the tradition and culture of Karnataka.
Various competitions like solo and group classical, filmy and western songs, solo and group classical and non classical dance, Sketching, Face painting, Photography, Variety and other competitions were conducted at various venues of Sahyadri.
70th Independence Day Celebrations
The 70th celebration of our Independence Day was viewed with joy and pride by the staff and students of the Sahyadri Educational Institution. Mr. Joy Devasia, Vice President & Center Head (Mangaluru), Mphasis, an HP Company, the Chief Guest, hoisted the national flag after which the gathered students, faculty members and the staff sang the national anthem with pride in their hearts.
Mr. Devasia is working with Mphasis, an HP Company for almost 14 years now with a total experience of 20 + years. He is responsible for Profit & loss, Service delivery, client relationship, contract management, business development and site administration at the Organization.
Mr. Devasia in his 70th Independence Day Speech appreciated Sahyadri for providing Human resources for Mphasis, an HP Company. He urged the gathering to remember our forefathers on the occasion of Independence Day celebration who strived relentlessly, in spite of knowing the fact that they would not be able to witness the joy of Independence. He reminded us of the concept; our forefathers gave us that we are the flag bearers of our nation and we should uphold it proudly at all situations. He also stated that people outside India will not remember us by our name but will always remember that they met an Indian and these concepts should be passed on to the next generation as well.
Mr. Devasia introduced the Student Council Members of the academic year 2016-17, also the Achievers in Sports and Culture were felicitated on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day.
After the hoisting of the national flag, the students and staff showcased their talent in a cultural programme on the Independence Day celebrations in the Campus.
Sinchana 2016 Sprinkle of Talents, a cultural extravaganza had been celebrated in the campus on Sunday, 6th November. Mr. Jagannatha Chowta, Trustee, Bhandary Foundation and Governing Council Member of the college inaugurated the programme by beating drums. Addressing the audience he said art and culture is important for every individual in order to shed away negativity and recoup good energy which forms as a driving force for our daily work. He gave a call to the students to make use of the platform to exhibit their talents. He narrated a story to emphasize on the importance of empathy to others and the society. Dr. Umesh M Bhushi, Principal, presided over the function and in his presidential remark, urged the students to effectively utilize the opportunity. Prof. Balakrishna S S, Vice Principal, welcomed the gathering and Ms. Varsha rendered the Vote of Thanks. Mr. Chinmay Bharan, Council Head for Art & Culture, Mr. Naveen Pilar, Head of the Department of Art and Culture were present on the dais.
Various competitions like solo and group classical, filmy and western songs, solo and group classical and non classical dance, Sketching, Face painting, Photography, Variety and other competitions were conducted at various venues of Sahyadri. The events were judged by renowned persons in the respective field.
In the concluding ceremony, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman and Mr. Devadas Hegde, Trustee, Bhandary Foundation delivered prizes to the winners. Prof. Umashankar, Dean Academics and Prof. Balakrishna, Vice Principal were present on the dais. The Department of Computer Science has emerged as the overall Champions by scoring highest points.
Musical Concert at Sahyadri in association with SPIC MACAY
In association with SPIC MACAY, Mangaluru Chapter, Pt. Pushparaj Koshti gave a Sitar and Surbahar Musical Concert in Sahyadri, mesmerizing the audience with his musical flavour and unique creativity in the art. The future musicians of Sahyadri were deeply touched by the soothing rhythm and the audience greatly appreciated the concert and the finesse of the sitar & Sur Bahar.
Pt. Pushparaj Koshti is a renowned player of Sitar and the Surbahar and a leading exponent of the Dhrupad style. His first Sitar teacher was his father, the Late. Ramlal Koshti. Pt. Pushparaj Koshti is an A grade artist of All India Radio and has appeared throughout India and across Europe, including a stint as a teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory, the continent's leading institution in the field of World Music Education. He was accompanied by Vid. Vivekanand Karungale on Tabla.
SPIC MACAY is an affirmation of the need to conserve and promote an awareness of the rich cultural tapestry of India among the youth, through focus on the classical arts with its rituals, mythology and philosophy and to facilitate an appreciation of their deeper values. The movement is educational in spirit and character and locates itself in educational institutions.
69th Independence Day Celebrations
The 69th anniversary of our Independence Day was celebrated with joy and pride by the staff and students of the Sahyadri Educational Institutions. Mr. Sharath K. Shetty, Managing Director and Co-founder, Telenetix Private Limited, the Chief Guest, hoisted the national flag after which the gathered students, faculty members and the staff sang the national anthem with pride in their hearts.
Mr. Sharath Shetty in his 69th Independence Day Speech said that the celebrations on this day, took him back to his NCC days when he used to proudly take part in the March Past on Brigade Road in Bangalore in front of the Governor and a huge crowd. He was proud to see the students, staff and management celebrating the Independence Day with such pride. He thanked the Chairman, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary and the Principal, Dr. U. M. Bhushi for inviting him on the occasion. Giving a brief about his stint in the US, he said that it was India that pulled him back and this is how he started a company in the rural area so that he can give back to society and ever since he has created numerous jobs. He told the audience that the pull was so great that he has never regretted his decision of coming back to India.
Mr. Sharath K. Shetty is a B.E. in Electronics & Communications from BIT, Bangalore and MBA from Edinburgh Business School, UK. In a career that spans over two decades, Mr. Shetty has mostly worked on leading edge technologies, researching and developing niche products in computer telephony and healthcare. He is still an active C++ programmer and believes in combining strong technical knowledge with domain knowledge, to deliver the best possible solution to his customers. The programme concluded with a rendition of Vande Mataram. The Principals of Sahyadri Educational Institutions, the teaching and non teaching staff and students were present. The achievers in NSS, NCC and sports were honoured by the Chief Guest. Sweets were distributed on the occasion to recall the elation felt by every Indian at the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947.
After the hoisting of the national flag, the students and staff showcased their talent in a cultural programme on the Independence Day celebrations in the Campus. Mime, dance, solo and group singing were performed by staff and students.
Sinchana - 2015
The Department of Art and culture conducted a cultural fest Sinchana-2015 in the Campus. The fest held yearly, is a platform for students to exhibit their innate talents.
Sinchana - 2015 saw the undergraduate and postgraduate students showcase their talents in a cultural extravaganza. Students gave a scintillating performance and the audience consisting of the staff, the parents and the students were awed at the performance of the participants.
Student won prizes in competitive events like Classical Dance (Solo), Classical Singing (Solo), Dance- Eastern/ Western (Solo), Western Singing (Solo), Singing (Group), Filmy Eastern Singing (Solo), Group Dance (Eastern/ Western), Photography and Poster- Making.
Karnataka Rajyotsava Celebrated
The 59th Karnataka Rajyotsava was celebrated in the Sahyadri Campus with singing of the state anthem glorifying the state by the The 59th Karnataka Rajyotsava was celebrated in the Campus with singing of the state anthem glorifying the state by the students. Dr. Chinnappa Gowda, Professor & Director, Yakshagana Study Centre, Mangaluru University, the Chief Guest, inaugurated the celebrations as well as ‘Sinchana – 2014’. In his address, he recounted the glorious history of the state. In his thought provoking speech he spoke about the significance of language and culture and the respect to be accorded to them. Instead of fighting for language and culture one should share and experience every language and every culture. It shouldn’t divide people, but it should bridge the divide, he added. He quoted the author, late Dr. U. R. Anantha Murthy’s words, “I get pleasure in writing in Kannada even though I am a professor of English.” Our rich heritage is strength and should not be considered as weakness. He quoted Buddha and said, “We should have faith and respect towards one’s own language.” The 21st century should be celebrated in our state for the reasons that we are living in a democratic system and all have proved that they are equal including women. Quoting the late Ha.Ma.Nayak, the academician and writer he said that with all the wisdom and knowledge acquired human beings do not respond in a humane way.
Speaking about Sinchana-2014, he referred to Abraham Lincoln’s letter written to his son’s headmaster, where Lincoln wrote that one should accept defeat and should not attain success through underhand means and one should not be driven solely by competition but should feel and experience the event. He wished the gathering and gave a call to be humane and respect each other, accept defeat gracefully and only then will one’s personality bloom in society.
Mr. Jagannath Chowta, Trustee, Bhandary Foundation was the President of the function. In his presidential remark, he narrated some stories and gave a call to the students that we should be proud that we are from the state of Karnataka and we should remember and respect our mother tongue and culture. Mr. Jagannath Chowta presented a memento to the Chief Guest. Dr. A. J. Antony, Vice-Principal, Mr. Naveen Pillar, Coordinator, Department of Art & Culture, Mr. Sreekanth, Student Coordinator and Mr. Gautam, Student Council Head, graced the occasion. Judges of the various events, HoDs, faculty and students were present. The formal function was followed by Sinchana-2014; a cultural extravaganza.
Sinchana – 2014, a cultural extravaganza, got off to a flying start with enthusiastic student participation. Competitive events like Classical Dance (Solo), Classical Vocal (Solo), Light Music (Solo), Eastern/Western Dance (Solo) and variety entertainment provided an opportunity for the undergraduate and postgraduate students to showcase their talents.
Karnataka Rajyotsava Celebrated
Karnataka Rajyotsava was celebrated in the Sahyadri Campus with singing of ‘Hachchevu Kannadada Deepa’ glorifying the state by the students of Sahyadri Educational Institutions. Dr. Vamana Nandavara, former Principal of Sahyadri College of Education and former President of Karnataka Tulu Sahithya Academy inaugurated the celebrations as well as ‘Sinchana – 2013’. In his address he recounted the glorious history of the state and highlighted the contribution of Kannadigas. He gave a call to the youngsters to build up the state as they are the real strength of the state and wherever they go, they should respect their state and always be proud to declare that they are Kannadigas. Kannadigas residing in foreign countries are working more for the growth of the state, he added.
Mr. Jagannath Chowta, Trustee, Bhandary Foundation was the President of the function. In his presidential remark, he gave a call to the students that we should be proud that we are from the state of Karnataka which has contributed much number of teachers to the country and also has blessed with famous personalities like Sir M. Visvesvaraya, who is the guide and inspiration to all engineering students.
Dr. Mohandas Bhat, Dean Academic, wished all the students on the occasion and gave a call to every Kannadiga that wherever we go, whichever language we learn we have to breathe Kannada. Even though we are in 21st century, should not have inferiority feeling in us and always work for our state.
Dr. A.J. Antony, Vice Principal, wished happy rajyothsava and expressed his happiness for celebrating rajyothsava through Sinchana – 2013, a cultural extravaganza. Mr. Naveen Pillar, Department of Art & Culture, Mr. Vidya Shankar, Student co coordinator, graced the occasion. The programme concluded with singing of the Kannada anthem.
Sinchana – 2013, a cultural extravaganza, got off to a flying start with enthusiastic student participation.Competitive events like Classical Dance (Solo),Light music(Solo), Eastern/Western Dance (Solo) and variety entertainment provided an opportunity for the undergraduate and postgraduate students to showcase their talents.
Sinchana - 2012
`Sinchana – 2012’ saw the undergraduate and postgraduate students showcase their talents in a cultural extravaganza. Students gave a scintillating performance and the audience consisting of staff, parents and students were awed at the performance of the participants. The weather played spoilsport but this did not dim the enthusiasm of the students. Students won prizes in competitive events like Classical Dance (Solo), Light music (Solo), Eastern/Western Dance (Solo). Congratulations to all the winners and participants!.
Parampara 2012 - A festival of Music & Dance
‘Parampara 2012’ is a festival of Music and dance conducted by the Dept. pf Art & Culture from 1 October 2012 to 5 October 2012, between 3.45 p. m. and 5.00 p. m. in the Ground floor Seminar hall.
Parampara 2012, was inaugurated at the Sahyadri campus by Dr. Umesh M. Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management. A unique and traditional way of inauguration called “Chande Baarisuvudu” (beating of Chande) was used on this occasion. The Principal addressed the students and said that music is the essence of one’s life and there is no other stress releasing means like music. After a brief introduction of all the performers and accompanists, the musical evening commenced. Apeksha A. from Semester VII, EC, sang a Carnatic song in Raga Brindavana Saarang followed by Suktha A. from Semester I, who sang in the Hindustani style. This was followed by a Jugal Bandhi by Shreyas Hebbar,Semester III, Mechanical, and Vidya Shankar from Semester V, CS. On the second day of Parampara 2012 - a festival of Music & Dance,Ms. Saudamini Rao 3rd Sem EC, performed the classical dance which include the Pushpanjali , Varna & Thillana. On the third day of “Parampara 2012,” festival of music and dance, the students of Sahyadri performed a medley of songs. The programme titled “Bhavasangama – A Valley of Emotions,” mesmerized the audience with performances by Ms. Sushmitha, Ms.Supriya, Mr.Subramanya, Mr.Srujan Kumar, Mr.Srinidhi Bhat, Ms. Prateeksha, Ms. Suraksha, Mr. Nachiketh, Ms.Raksha and Ms.Suktha. They were accompanied by Mr.Vaman Rao and Mr.Rakesh on the Keyboard and the Tabla. On the fourth and final day of `Parampara 2012’ a festival of music and dance, was presented by the students`Ninada’ – A Band of Melodies. Mr. Srujan Kumar, Ms. Riya, Ms. Apeksha, Ms. Mellisha, Ms. Panchami, Ms. Suraksha, Mr. Shreyas, Mr. Nachiketh and Ms. Vibha showcased their talent with a unique blend of melodies. Mr. Varun Rao and Mr. Karthik presented a flute concert. The four-day music and dance extravaganza came to an end with the audience plunged into a realm of music and dance with the performance of the talented students. Onam is a traditional ten day harvest festival that marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. It is a festival rich in culture and heritage. The students of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management celebrated the tenth day of onam called Thiru Onam by an intricate floral carpet called Pookalam on 29/08/2012 & 30/08/2012. The beauty of the traditional art form was embellished by lamps on. The 66th anniversary of our Independence Day was celebrated with joy and pride by the staff and students of the Sahyadri Institutions. Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Sahyadri Institutions, hoisted the national flag after which the gathered students, faculty members and the staff sang the national anthem with pride in their hearts. Mr. Bhandary, in his address recalled Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s famous “Tryst with Destiny” speech. He spoke about the aspirations in every Indian and hoped that India continues to develop in heaps and bounds. Ms. Mehanaz Begum, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering compared the programme. The programme concluded with a rendition of ‘Vande Mataram’. A cultural programme was organized by the students, faculty members, and the staff. Sweets were distributed on this occasion to recall the elation felt by every Indian at the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947.
Onam is a traditional ten day harvest festival that marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. It is a festival rich in culture and heritage. The students of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management celebrated the tenth day of onam called Thiru Onam by an intricate floral carpet called Pookalam on 29/08/2012 & 30/08/2012. The beauty of the traditional art form was embellished by lamps on.
Independence Day Celebrations
The 66th anniversary of our Independence Day was celebrated with joy and pride by the staff and students of the Sahyadri Institutions. Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Sahyadri Institutions, hoisted the national flag after which the gathered students, faculty members and the staff sang the national anthem with pride in their hearts. Mr. Bhandary, in his address recalled Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s famous “Tryst with Destiny” speech. He spoke about the aspirations in every Indian and hoped that India continues to develop in heaps and bounds. Ms. Mehanaz Begum, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering compared the programme. The programme concluded with a rendition of ‘Vande Mataram’. A cultural programme was organized by the students, faculty members, and the staff. Sweets were distributed on this occasion to recall the elation felt by every Indian at the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947.
Drama: Ondu Sainika Vruttantha
The students of Sahyadri college of Engineering& Management produced a drama which was also presented in VTU youth fest held atM.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology,Bangalore.
Drama: Ondu Sainika Vruttantha
Written by: H.S. Venkatesh Moorthy
Direction: Mr. Santhosh Nayak
Cultural Activities 2011 - 2012
Dr. N.S. Channappa Gowda, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district was the guest of honor for Sinchana 2011, a cultural extravaganza. In his address, he appealed the students to prepare themselves for the future during college days itself. This approach will take the students to the highest level. Even educational institutions should provide conducive environment for the all round development of the students. Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management is truly stupendous in providing congenial environment for the betterment of the students, both in academics and extracurricular activities. Sinchana is a glaring example for the enriching and exhibiting the talent of students, which is the need of the hour in this competitive world. Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Dr. D.L. Prabhakara, Director of Sahyadri Educational Institutions and Principal Dr. U. M. Bhushi shared the dais. On account of Sinchana various cultural competitions were held and the winners were awarded.
Cultural Activities 2010 - 2011
The college aims at the excellence of students not merely in academics but also in sports and cultural activities as they are all important for the holistic development of the students. In this direction, the college hosted SINCHANA – 09, Drizzle of Talents on 24 Oct, 2009 where the best teams from the different branches of Engineering and Management battled on the same platform. The events ranged from singing to dance to mock press. The eminent personalities from across the city were invited as judges for the events. The guests of honour included Prof. Janardhan Pai, Principal, Canara PU College, Mangaluru and Prof. Gangadhar Alva, Principal, BA- PU College, Thumbe. Dr. D L Prabhakara, Principal gave the presidential address and Dr. A J Antony, Vice Principal introduced the guests. The Convenor of the Program, Dr. Nagaraj Nayak, welcomed the gathering and Co-Convenor, Mr. Harish Kamath proposed the vote of thanks.
Talents Day was organized to bring out the hidden talents and provide a platform for them.Various programmes like Stamp and Coin Collections Working and Still Models Flower arrangements,Paintings Cartoons, collage, Photography Rangoll and Craft works were arranged for exhibition lt Was a culmination of our culture, art and creativity.
Mr. Joe Newton bagged the lst Place In Debate event In Sentia 2011 a VTU Inter Colleglate cultural fest held at MITE Moodbidri.
Mr Yashwanth bagged the II Place In Spot Painting and Pencll Sketching in Anandotsava an Inter Engineering College competition held at NMAM Instltute of Technology Nitte.
The College Dance group participated ID Nrityam a Inter Engineering College Dance Competition held at Infosys Technologies Ltd, Mudipu.