Press Esc to close
Wednesday 22 February 2017
News updated at 2:28 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 17.7°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Jnanpith writer Masti's house made into a library

Last updated: 15 October, 2009
Kolar:Oct 15, DHNS:

The house of renowned Kannada litterateur Jnanpith Masti Venkatesha Iyengar in Masti village of Malur taluk is converted into a library, and will be dedicated to public on Oct 16.


More than 15,000 books have been procured under the sponsorship of various universities. Kannada Book Authority and Kannada and Culture Department have agreed to provide books.

The publications of Masti Trust will also be kept the library. Researchers stand to gain a lot from this library, said Deputy Director of Kannada and Culture Department, B S Venkachalapathi at a press meet here on Thursday. He also happens to be the honourary secretary of Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Trust.

“A sum of Rs 11 lakh has been spent on renovation. The Trust is an autonomous body. lack of funds and public cooperation and some regulations which autonomous institutions are bound to follow, have delayed the opening of library,” he said.

The secretary of Kannada and Culture Department B R Jayaramaraje Urs will inaugurate the library while Mavinakere Ranganathan, the president of the Trust will inaugurate the reading room. Legislator S N Krishnaiah Setty will preside over the programme in which director of Kannada and Culture Department Manu Baligar, director of Library Department S B Hondadakeri, Deputy Commissioner N Prabhakar, Zilla Panchayat president M Srinivas, Trust member B R Lakshmana Rao, grandson of Masti Dr K Lakshman, granddaughter Usha Kesari will take part in the programme.

Venkatachalapathi also said that the work on renovation of Ranga Mandira is in progress and the Department has released Rs 60 lakh for the purpose. It will also be made available to the public soon, he stated.

In-charge Assistant Director of Information Department Ashwini V Pathi, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat president K Prahlada Rao were present in the press meet.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Indian women cricketers after winning their ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier final...

Indian women cricketers after winning their ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier final...

A Pakistani volunteer carries an injured child to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan...

A Pakistani volunteer carries an injured child to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan...

Four rare white lion cubs sit besides their mother Kiara at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany...

Four rare white lion cubs sit besides their mother Kiara at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany...

A shepherd taking his flock for grazing at a village in Rambha in Ganjam district...

A shepherd taking his flock for grazing at a village in Rambha in Ganjam district...

A Cheetah cub licks it's handler on the BUILD Speaker Series to promote Nat Geo Wild's 'Big Cat...

A Cheetah cub licks it's handler on the BUILD Speaker Series to promote Nat Geo Wild's 'Big Cat...

Actors Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu at J P Hospital at sector 128 in Noida...

Actors Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu at J P Hospital at sector 128 in Noida...

Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan showing his ink marked finger after casting the vote...

Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan showing his ink marked finger after casting the vote...

Bollywood actor and Ambassador for save the children, Dia Mirza at the launch of Standard...

Bollywood actor and Ambassador for save the children, Dia Mirza at the launch of Standard...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Centre) and Chairman Nandan Nilekani during an event on...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Centre) and Chairman Nandan Nilekani during an event on...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Olympian Dipa Karmakar during...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Olympian Dipa Karmakar during...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523