Students: I Bcom, I BCA, I BBA.
Faculty in-charge: Srirama , Johnson and Soumya HL.
Venue: Janapada loka.
As a part of curriculum and fieldwork activity, the young Horizonites were taken out for a visit to janapada loka. Janapada loka or “folk world” or “folk-culture world” is folk museum that has an exclusive display of the village folk arts of Karnataka. It is under the aegis of the Karnataka Janapada paraishat. Loka mahal, a wing in the museum has a display of 5000 folk Artifacts. It is situated in Ramanagaradistrict in the Indian state of Karnataka, on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, 53KM to the south of Bangalore.
H.L. Nage Gowda, an Indian civil servant and folklorist thought of creating a museum to exhibit the varied folk art and culture of Karnataka. Accordingly Karnataka Janapada parishat (Janapada academy) was first established on 21st march 1979. Gowda and his friends continued collecting antiques for this institution for next three decades. The current museum land in Bangalore-Mysore highway was bought on 12th march 1994.
Janapada loka is divided into separate wings – folk art museum, Loka mahal, Chitra Kuteera, Doddamane, Shilamala, Arghyamala etc. the museum has a collection of 5000 folk artefacts.
Students enjoyed a lot there as well as they learnt something about Kannada Janapada culture.
And finally, Janapada singer Mallanna gave a brief introduction of Janapada Loka and also, he dedicated 4-5 songs for the students It was a beautiful experience for the students