Chief Guests

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಡಾ. ಗಂಗೂಬಾಯಿ ಹಾನಗಲ್
ಸಂಗೀತ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಕ ಕಲೆಗಳ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ
  ಜೆಎಲ್‍ಬಿ ರಸ್ತೆ, ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀಪುರಂ, ಮೈಸೂರು.

JLB Road, Lakshmipuram, Mysuru.


ಪ್ರಥಮ ವಾರ್ಷಿಕ ಘಟಿಕೋತ್ಸವ

ಸೋಮವಾರ, ನವೆಂಬರ್ 30, 2015  

ಸಂಜೆ 04-00 ಗಂಟೆಗೆ

Monday, 30th Nov 2015 

at  04:00 - pm

ಕ್ರಾಫರ್ಡ್ ಭವನ,
ಮೈಸೂರು ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯ ಕಾರ್ಯಸೌಧ, ಮೈಸೂರು.
Crawford Hall, 
University of  Mysuru, Mysuru.




ಪಕ್ಷಿ ನೋಟ
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಡಾ. ಗಂಗೂಬಾಯಿ ಹಾನಗಲ್ ಸಂಗೀತ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಕ ಕಲೆಗಳ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಘಟಿಕೋತ್ಸವವನ್ನು 2015ನೇ ಇಸವಿ, ಸೋಮವಾರ ನವೆಂಬರ್ 30 ರಂದು. ಕ್ರಾಫರ್ಡ್ ಭವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು.


A bird’s Eye View

The 1st Annual Convocation of the Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University was held on Monday the 30th November at Crawford Hall, University of Mysuru, Mysuru.

His Excellency

Sri. Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

Governor of Karnataka & Chancellor,
KSGH Music and Performing Arts University,


Was Presided


Sri. T.B. Jayachandra

Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education Govt.of Karnataka &

Pro-Chancellor, KSGH Music and Performing Arts University, Mysuru.

Dr. Sarvamangala Shankar

Karnataka Kalashree

VC, KSGH Music and Performing Arts University, Mysuru.

Was grace the occasion was introduce the Guests



Chief Guest and The convocation was addressed by: 


Dr. Vyjayanthimala Bali

Professional Bharathanatyam Dancer.  She  had  become  a  movie actress and  dominated  the silver screen  in the 1950’s  and   1960’s.  But  then she  got  married,  retired  from films when  she was  at her  peak,  and  went  back to pursue  her  number one passion – dancing.  She not only dances, she also choreographs  and   composes. In her own words, dancing  took her  around the world much more than the  movies did.  

She has performed her art in many countries of the world. The most notable of them being her performances at: 

The  United  Nations  20th  Anniversary  Celebrations of the  Human  Rights  Day in  1969  in  New York,   USA.  (She was  the first  Indian  Dancer  to ever give  a  Bharatanatyam  recital  at the  United  Nations.).

The  International  Opera  House in  Sydney,  Australia.  

The  Adelaide  Festival in  Adelaide,  Australia.  

The  Royal Opera Rallst  Festival  in  Stockholm,   Sweden.  

The  Holland   Festival in  Rotterdam,  The Netherlands. 

The  Autumn  Festival in Paris, France. 

Vyjayanthimala is also interested in politics and has actively participated in Indian politics.  She was  elected to the  Lok Sabha  (Lower House of  the  Indian  Parliament)   twice  and  was also  nominated  to the Rajya  Sabha  (Upper House of  the Indian Parliament) once.   She was very close  to the  then  Indian  Prime Minister,  Smt. Indira Gandhi. 

Vyjayanthimala,  now over  70,  still  actively  pursues her  number one passion -  dancing. She  continues  to do  dance research  and  choreography  and on  special  occasions  even  performs  on stage.  She  is  the Life President  and Trustee  of  Natyalaya Academy  of  Classical  Bharathanatyam  and  Music  in  her  home  town  Chennai.  She  is also the  Founder  Trustee  of  Dr. Bali  Pharma  Foundation -  a charitable  trust,  to serve  the poor and  downtrodden  and to look  after the  welfare of women and children. She has now distanced herself from the movie industry and Mumbai (Bombay).


•    Best Supporting Actress Award (1957)  for  Devdas  (1955). 
•    Filmfare  Best Actress  Award  (1959) for Sadhna  (1958) 
•    Filmfare  Best Actress  Award  (1962) for Ganga  Jumna  (1961) 
•    Filmfare  Best Actress  Award  (1965) for Sangam  (1964) 
•    Filmfare  Lifetime  Achievement  Award  (1996) 
•    “Padmashri” awarded by the Government of India in 1968.
•    Arasavai Natya  Kalaingnar  by  Tamil  Nadu  Government for excellence in Natya.   
•    Kalaimani  Award  given  by  Tamil Nadu  Government  in  1979. 
•    Sangeet  Natak   Akademi  Award in  1982. 
•    The  Degree of  Doctor  of  Letters (Honoris  Causa)  by the  Annamalai  University,  Chennai in  1995.