The Certificate distribution of the Certificate Course in Beary Folklore (Beary Daf, Kolkali, Oppane Paat, Kaikott paat) was held on 24th July 2021 at Eric Mathias Hall of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru. The certificate course was ably organised by the Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy in association with St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru.
Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, Principal of the College inaugurated the programme and said that “we have been organizing many programs emphasizing and promoting regional languages. Beary Academy has done a great job in this regard”.
Academy's president, Raheem Uchill, said, “Now-a-days Beary folk art is vanishing. In this case, we have started the Certificate Course to save this art form for the next generation. Earlier, we had to invite Kerala artistes to perform in our hometown. Now, Barry Academy has launched its first course in folk arts in the state of Karnataka, creating new artistes thus creating jobs too. The academy-led students from Mangalore will be giving training to the proceeding course students.
Journalist Hanza Malar distributed certificates to students completing the Folk Arts Certificate Course. Dr Siddique Wagga, social worker Hassan Muhammad, trainer Rais Kannur and Daf Ustad Noor Ahmed were present during the programme.
St Aloysius College students, UT Mohammed Mashfook Hussain, KA Ismail Shafiq and Merloy Pinto were felicitated for their commendable work by creating the translation work from Barry script into English language through Google and all other browsers.
The course convenor, Ms Flora Castalino, member convener Kamaruddin Salmara, academy registrar Purnima, senior poet Hussain Katipalla, Beary Academy member, Shamsheer Budoli were present during the programme. 33 students who completed the Certificate Course performed Duff, Kaikkottu Paat, Kolkali and Oppane Paat Folk Arts Talent Show.