Veteran Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah danced the traditional Birenna Kunitha at his village Siddaramanhundi on Thursday. Local dances are performed as part of the festival to the village deity.
Interestingly, Siddaramaiah was named after the family god Siddarameshwar. The former chief minister was seen dancing with others in a happy mood.
A young Siddaramaiah was earlier part of a folk dance troupe. “Like many, I did not learn how to write on slate, but in Bali, under the guidance of my dance teacher,” Siddaramaiah recalled, according to the report.
When asked about his childhood, he said that both his parents never went to school and his father admitted him to Vira Makkala Kunitha, a folk dance troupe of Siddharmana Hundi in his village. “Fortunately, in my spare time, one of my dance teachers taught me how to read and write Kannada. He taught me how to write in the sand. He taught me the alphabet, grammar and much more in two years. This is something I will never forget, “he said.
This is not the first time that a Chief Minister or a former Chief Minister has been seen dancing to the tune. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan danced with tribals at a festival with his wife Sadhana Singh last week.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister promised many benefits to the residents of Jhabua, especially the residents of Thandler.
# Clock | Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the ‘Eklavya Vidyarthi Sammelan’ organized by the indigenous students and shared a meal with them after performing a traditional folk dance in Indore (Video source: MP CMO) pic.twitter.com/9CD1v9Watp
– ANI (ANI) December 25, 2021
In traditional attire, both the Chief Minister and his wife danced to the tune of traditional musical instruments with the tribals. Bhagoria is one of the traditional tribal festivals celebrated in the Jhabua-Alirajpur region of western Madhya Pradesh, where traditional fairs are held in various villages up to Holi.
Earlier, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel shared a video on his Twitter so that he could be seen dancing with people to a movie song at a wedding ceremony.
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