Protect biodiversity of Western Ghats

Curtains down on Sahitya Sammelana; sculpture college at Hassan demanded

The Sahitya Sammelana reiterated the resolutions passed last year and expressed displeasure at the poor response of the Government by not implementing the same. Hence, the concluding ceremony passed on the same resolution urging the Government to declare the western ghats as hotspot of biodiversity urging for protection of eco-sensitive area.

Secondly, the resolution demanded massive afforestation programme in the Malnad region of Hassan district and conservation of the existing biodiversity. It also urged for establishing a college for sculpture in the Belur-Halebeedu, rich abode of sculptures. Narayana Gowda, president of Karnataka Rajya Rakshana Vedike extended his support to the resolution and called upon the Kannada Sahitya Parishat to strengthen the language. Earlier in the day, a host of deliberations on the language, culture and heritage brought to forth different dimensions of the topic.

Theatre personality K Sannegowda, T C Krishna Kumar, Prashanth Bagade, Channaveni M Shetty, A G Rathna Kalegowda, H L Naresh, H D Sanjoli, H M Shivanna, G S Shivalingappa, M C Channegowda, Shylaja Hassan, S Parashivamurthy, Hassan Kumar, Shivamurthy, Eregowda, A Harigopal, B N Ramaswamy and Ambale Rajeshwari were felicitated on the occasion.

Noted writer Krishnaswamy felicitated these personalities for the contribution in different areas of language and culture.  In his speech, Krishnaswamy expressed concern at the developments in the country after the wikileaks expose of corruption cases and lowering of moral standards in politics. KSP district president Udaya Ravi, K Prahlad Rao, journalist and writer Jogi, president of two-day Sammelan H B Ramesh and others were present.

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