Monday, January 31, 2011

The Karnataka tableau, depicting the exotic handicraft of Bidriware from Bidar region won the Second prize in in R-Day parade , New Delhi.

As I mentioned BidriWare was the highlight of Karnataka Tableu in RD parade in NewDelhi,  in my last post. 
Among the 23 tableaux showcasing their respective states and ministries, The Karnataka tableau, depicting the exotic handicraft of Bidriware from Bidar has bagged the coveted Second prize.
Congrats to all Bidarites


Friday, January 28, 2011

BidriWare (Bidar) handcraft was the highlight of Karnataka tableau in R-Day parade , New delhi

Karnataka chose to display its Muslim artisans known for their Bidri work. The motif is named after its place of origin -- Bidar district -- and the art form had travelled from Persia in the 11th century during the time of Sultan Ahmed Shah. It fused with local art forms to give rise to a craft that is largely practised by Muslim artisans. CM B S Yeddyurappa told TOI, "We want to say the state is proud of its art and artisans, supports it workers, its poor, irrespective of their caste and community."
Source: Times of india


From MSN: (
The exotic handicrafts from Bidar -- Bidriware -- was the highlight of Karnataka tableau showcasing the finest of the human workmanship.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ambulance service for animals

Bidar: The Karnataka Veterinary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Sciences University will start an ambulance service for animals on Monday during the convocation programme.

The Dhanvantari ambulance will have hydraulic equipment for lifting animals. It will have facilities to keep the animal stable for a few hours till the ambulance reaches the nearest veterinary hospital. Each ambulance will cost Rs. 18.5 lakh. They will carry essential medicines, a refrigerator, oxygen and a bed for small animals. Farmers can avail themselves of the services at a nominal fee.

The ambulance will also serve as a mobile veterinary clinic. Trained staff will try to provide on-the-spot treatment to animals, unless the disease or injury is of a serious nature. The service is available for both cattle and pet animals. As of now, the ambulance services will be available at Bangalore, Bidar and Shimoga.

Source: The Hindu