International law institute to come up in Gulbarga

Announcing this at the inauguration of a two-day 12th Kalburgi Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelan on Sunday, Karnataka Law University Vice-Chancellor J S Patil said a proposal to set up international law varsity has been submitted to the State government through Justice M Rama Jois, former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The university will be named after Vijnaneshwara, father of Indian Jurisprudence, whose work ‘Mitakshara’ paved the way for the development of the modern justice system in India.

Vijnaneshwara wrote his magnum opus at Martur in the 12th century, according to an inscription found in the village.

The Vijnaneshwara Sahakari Souharda headed by Rama Jois has already established Vijnaneshwar Bhavan at Martur to undertake studies and research in the Hindu Law.

There is an urgent need to lay more emphasis on Kannada language and literature, in the wake of challenges posed by globalisation. This can be achieved with the establishment of institutions of international repute.

He also sought the establishment of an International Centre for Studies and Research in Vachana and Daasa Sahitya in Gulbarga district.

Speaking at the inauguration of the literary meet, Director of Kannada and Culture Ma Nu Baligar said after the Kannada language received classical status, the State government has released Rs 11 crore to all traditional universities and directed them to evince interest in special projects related to Kannada language, culture and heritage.

He regretted that although every university in the State had received Rs one crore, the Gulbarga university has not done much in the regard. “If the universities utilise the funds appropriately, a second installment of another Rs one crore will be awarded,” said Baligar.

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