KSP constitutes award to fete upcoming litterateurs

The award to be presented in November would carry ` 1,11,111 cash

Speaking to mediapersons here after the concluding ceremony of two-day conference of taluk-level presidents and district-level office-bearers of Kannada Sahitya Parishat, he said the new award is purely considered on the achievement basis.

The person who is aged between 40 to 45 years is eligible for the award. A committee is set up in charge of the award and amount of Rs 20 lakh is being deposited for the purpose.

He said elaborate preparations are being carried out for the 78th Akila Bharath Kannada Sahitya Sammellan which will be held at Gangavathi. The President of the Sammellan will be chosen by the Executive Committee by the end of October. A decision has been taken to organise the Sammellan on November 18, 19 and 20. The State government usually releases Rs one crore for the Sammellan. Parishat has held talks with District-in-Charge Minister of Gangavathi, Laxman Savadi, who is also the Cooperative Minister, to sanction additional Rs one crore for the purpose, he added.

He said the Parishat in association with Karnataka State Open University has taken measure to introduce PG diploma courses in journalism, translation, old Kannada literature and theatre. Besides, plans have been chalked out to introduce PhD and M.Phil. The syllabus for the courses is designed and the fee structure will be affordable to all. Board of studies and Board of administration is set up, Prasad informed.

Parishat will organise research workshop in each district at the cost of Rs one lakh. The “Grama Siri” programme adopted by the Parishat proved to be worthy and success in Dumagiri village of Kustagi taluk in Koppala district. Plans have been chalked out to organise Grama Siri in all villages in the state, he added.

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