Poets' meet on Nov 20

The event, brainchild of Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthamurthy, will be inaugurated by Minister for Kannada and Culture Govind M Karjol.

Ananthamurthy told reporters here on Wednesday that the poets of various vernacular languages will be participating in the event. He said each participant’s poem will be recited after reading out the translation in Kannada first.

Describing the event as national integration through Kannada, the litterateur said Professor at Vishwa Bharati University in Kolkata Udaya Narayana Singh and social psychologist Ashis Nandy and IGNOU School of Translation Studies and Training Director K Satchidananda are among the participants.

On the year-long programme, Ananthamurthy said he will focus on introducing poets of various languages. The Department of Kannada and Culture has provided him an office at the Kananda Bhavan to carry out his work in his capacity as professor at the Tagore Chair for a year.

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