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Wow Kalamandira! Halmidi Inscription to be new attraction soon

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Mysuru: Mysuru the cultural capital of the State is known for its cultural hub in Kalamandira. To enhance the significance, the visitors to Kalamandira can have a glimpse of first Kannada inscription “Halmidi Shasana”. 

Department of Kannada and Culture performed ground breaking ceremony for various development works under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund sponsored by Bharateeya Reserve Bank Note Mudranalya Private Limited (BRBNML).
 
The BRBNML had earlier sponsored various developmental works like beautification of Kalamandira garden area, which is attracting art lovers.
 
Now, it will take up works to improve the acoustics and electrification, building of rehearsal shelter for drama troupes and installation of a model of Halmidi Inscription in front of the garden area. 
 
BRBNML has released Rs 80 lakh in the third phase for the developmental works. 
 
BRBNML Managing Director K G Vishwanthan offered pooja and participated in ground breaking ceremony. 
 
Kannada and Culture Department Assistant Director H Channappa explained the details about developmental works. Later kannada and Culture department officials felicitated Vishwanthan. 
 
Halmidi Inscription
 
The Halmidi inscription is the oldest known Kannada language inscription in the Kannada Script (Lipi). While the period of its roots vary, the inscription is dated between 450 CE – 500 CE. 
 
The inscription was discovered in 1936 by Dr M H Krishna, the Director of Archaeology of the (princely) State of Mysore, at Halmidi village in Hassan district.
 
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