“Where there is a soul, there is a story”, mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailing the function performed by modern-day story-tellers within the nation.
Speaking on the 69th version of the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, the Prime Minister mentioned that the nation had a wealthy custom of the artwork and spoke about some people who find themselves contributing within the course of.
“There has been a thriving tradition of storytelling in India. We are proud that we are citizens of the country where there has been a tradition of ‘Hitopdesh’ and ‘Panchatantra’. In the stories, an imaginary world of animals and birds was created so that words of wisdom and intellect be made easily understood,” the Prime Minister mentioned.
He mentioned that “Kathakalashebam” was an historic methodology of telling spiritual tales.
“Different types of folklores are prevalent in our country. There is an interesting style of storytelling in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, which is called Villu Pattu. It has a very interesting harmony between music and the story. In India, there has been a tradition of puppetry,” he mentioned.
The Prime Minister mentioned that in in the present day’s day and age, tales associated to science and science fiction are getting in style.
He additionally praised the efforts being made by people to advertise the artwork of “Kissagoi” (story-telling) throughout the nation.
“I have been observing the initiative to promote the art of ‘Kissagoi’. I got information about gaathastory.in website run by Amar Vyas and others. Vyas after completing MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad went abroad and then came back. Now he stays in Bengaluru and takes out time to do such interesting work in the field,” Modi mentioned.
The Prime Minister additionally talked about others who’re popularising tales from rural India like, Vaishali Vyavhare Deshpande (Marathi), Chennai’s Srividya Veeraraghavan. He additionally talked about Geeta Ramanujam’s kathalaya.org and one other web site referred to as Indian Storytelling Network that are doing good work within the subject.
Bengaluru’s Vikram Sridhar who’s engaged on tales associated to Mahatma Gandhi was additionally talked about by Prime Minister Modi in his tackle. He additionally urged the residents to share details about others who’re working within the subject.
‘Mann ki Baat’ is a radio programme, aired on All India Radio on the final Sunday of each month, by way of which the Prime Minister interacts with the nation.
(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)
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