'Restrict politicians from attending Kannada Sahitya Sammelana'

Litterateur Dr C P Krishnakumar watering a plant marking the inauguration of an interaction, at Vanaranga in Mysore on Sunday. (L-R) Rangayana Director Prof Lingadevaru Halemane, Dr Padma Shekar, Prof S G Siddaramaiah, Prof Malali Vasanthakumar, Karnataka Kavalupade President Mohankumar Gowda, Sugar Cane Growers Association President Kurbur Shanthakumar are seen. Dh photo

Politicians should be kept at bay, menu should be simple and Kannada should emblazon the occasion. It would be better if the experts include agriculture, daily wagers and several other issues to ponder upon.

These were among the several opinions expressed by the dignitaries about the structure for  forthcoming Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, at an interaction organised by Karnataka Kaavalu Pade at Vanaranga on Sunday.

In his inaugural address, former Kannada Book Authority Chairman and litterateur Prof S G Siddaramaiah said, there is a necessity for Kannada Sahitya Parishat to reflect the mindset of Kannadigas.

It should be the force to reckon, unite Kannada, Karnataka and Kannadiga towards the building of ‘Akhanda Karnataka’.

Focus

Apart from Kannada, the meet should also focus on agriculturists, daily wagers, employment and education, without leaving common man from the frame, he stressed.

Rangayana director Prof Lingadevaru Halemane said ‘it’s time to restrict the participation of politicians in such conventions, as their involvement is on rise. The meet should delve into literature and prevailing issues.

Another noted litterateur Dr C P Krishnakumar said ‘Kannada Sahitya Sammelana should be henceforth called as ‘Kannada Sammelana’ as it would be attended by all.

Dr Gangubai Hanagal University for Music and Performing Arts, Registrar, Prof M N Neelgiri Talwar said ‘instead of spending heavily on food arrangements, it would be better to cut on the expenditure and reduce it to a simple menu’.

Critic Dr Padma Shekar said Kannada meets should be organised in border areas where the language is seeing its slow death.

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