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DINESH HOLLA

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DINESH HOLLA BIOGRAPHY BORN ON JUNE 15, 1966 AT MODANKAPU, BANTWAL TALUK, DAKSHINA KANNADA DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIA. HIS FATHER LATE SHANKARNARAYANA HOLLA WAS A YOGA TEACHER WHO WAS HONOURED WITH A STATE AWARD AND HIS MOTHER IS SMT. YAMUNA. A SELF EMPLOYED ARTIST AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER. HE COMMERCIALIZES IN INVITATION, COVER PAGE AND LOGO DESIGN, ILLUSTRATES AND DESIGNING ALPHABETS AT ‘MESHA’, MANGALORE FOR THE LAST 22 YEARS. SELF TAUGHT ARTIST WITH A UNIQUE STYLE OF HANDWRITING AND LINE ART SKETCHES. HE IS MULTI-TALENTED ROTATING BETWEEN A TREKKER, ENVIRONMENTALIST, AMATEUR NATURALIST, FREELANCE WRITER, ARTIST, ART CRITIC AND DESIGNING KITES. A NATURE, WILD LIFE AND WRITING ENTHUSIAST. A NUMBER OF ARTICLES ON ART, ARTISTS, TREKKING DESTINATIONS, WRITE-UP, POETRY AND STORIES ARE PUBLISHED IN STATE PUBLICATIONS, SINCE 2004 TO PRESENT. AN ORGANISING SECRETARY AND A PERMANENT FIGURE IN THE TREKKING GROUP OF THE YOUTH HOSTEL ASSOCIATION INDIA, MANGALORE UNIT FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS. COORDINATOR OF ‘VANYA CHARANA BALAGA’, 2006 TO PRESENT ALSO ANOTHER 22 MEMBER TEAM THAT DOES THE HARD CORE TREKS. HE HAS CONDUCTED OVER 300 MONTHLY TREKS TO THE WESTERN GHAT FOR 15 YEARS. HAD BEEN AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN NATIONAL HIMALAYAN TREKKING EXPEDITION 2011, SARPASS VALLEY. A MEMBER OF THE ‘TEAM MANGALORE’, KITES FOR HOBBY GROUP, MANGALORE AND A KITE DESIGNER FOR THE TEAM. A 36FT. KATHAKALI KITE DESIGNED BY HIM FOR TEAM MANGALORE HAS ENTERED THE ‘LIMCA BOOKS OF RECORDS 2004’ AS THE BIGGEST OF ITS KIND IN INDIA. HIS CREATIONS WERE ADJUDICATED THE BEST IN INTERNATIONAL ART KITE FESTIVALS HELD IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND. HE HAD PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL IN FRANCE, KOREA, SRILANKA, ITALY AND ALSO VARIOUS PLACES WITHIN INDIA. WRITINGS ARE ‘CHIGURU’ (COUPLETS) 2003, ‘ADAVIYA NADUVE’ (POEMS) 2005, ‘KADALATADADA SOORYAKANTIGALU’ (PROFILES) 2007, ‘BETTADA HEJJEGALU’ (STORIES) 2009, AND HOLEYA BELADINGALU (POEMS) 2010. HE IS THE SECRETARY OF THE ‘KARAVALI CHITRA KALA CHAVADI, A SOCIETY OF ARTIST OF THE COASTAL BELT, 2010 TO PRESENT. HIS SKETCHES ARE IN THE COLLECTION OF’ MAYOR OF DIEPPE’ FRANCE, ‘PRESIDENT OF DIEPPE CAPITAL OF KITES’ FRANCE, ‘HOTEL MANILA CERVIA’ ITALY, ‘COORDINATOR DIEPPE CAPITAL OF KITES’ FRANCE, ‘COLUMBIA STEEL CASTING CO.INC.’ USA, ‘ROTARY PRESIDENT DIEPPE’ FRANCE, ‘PRESIDENT KOREAN KITE FLIERS ASSOCIATION’ KOREA AND IN MANY OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS INDIA, ITALY, CANADA, AMERICA, EUROPE, KOREA, DENMARK, AUSTRIA, SRILANKA, GERMANY, MEXICO, NETHERLAND, ENGLAND, ISRAEL ,THAILAND , SWITZERLAND, AND AUSTRALIA. INVITED AS GUEST TO DEMONSTRATE AND EXHIBIT HIS ART WORK AT ‘ART EVENTO’ 32 INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL 2011, CERVIA, ITALY AND 17TH DIEPPEE INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL, 2012, FRANCE. INVITED AS A SPEAKER IN THE NATIONAL SEMINAR CUM A CURTAIN – RAISER EVENT OF WORLD TULU CONFERENCE ON “NETHRAVATHI RIVER DIVISION PROJECT "AT UDUPI DIST., KARNATAKA, ‘SOUTH INDIAN ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOP’ AT KERALA AND MANY OTHER SEMINARS. INVITED TO SPEAK ON TREKKING, WILDLIFE, DIVERSION OF NETHRAVATHI RIVER IN MANY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, ROTARY AND LIONS CLUB IN AND AROUND COASTAL KARNATAKA, 2008 TO PRESENT. INVITED TO ATTEND VARIOUS ART CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS IN LITERATURE. EXHIBITED IN A NUMBER OF GROUP ART SHOWS. HE HAS CURATED ART EXHIBITIONS OF DIFFERENT ARTIST. HE HAS ORGANISED AND ENTHRALLED POETS AND ARTISTS BY ESCORTING THEM TO FOREST, BEACH, HILL AND GHAT FOR ART AND LITERARY CAMPS. HE HOLDS NATURE CAMPS AND KITE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN, ART CAMPS FOR ARTISTS AND POET’S

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