I am happy with my tenure: T P Ramesh

Outgoing Kodagu District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President T P Ramesh has said that he is happy with his work as the Parishat President as during his tenure, he has toiled considerably to develop interest in Kannada literature in Kodagu.

Addressing media persons on the last day of his administrative term on Monday, he informed about various activities related to Kannada literature that were organised during his term as the president over last three and half years.

 “The Kannada Sahitya Parishat district unit, three taluk units and four hobli units have done their job of developing and spreading Kannada literature in the district. During my term as the President I have successfully organised four district Sahitya Sammelana, 10 taluk-level Sammelana,” he said.

Further, he informed that when he too charge as the Parishat President, the number of Sahitya Parishat members was 127 where as now the membership has increased to 1,100. As many as 12 endowments and one education endowment fund have been instituted and seven books have been published in last three and half years.

Explaining his achievements, the outgoing President said that the Parishat has built Sahitya Bhavan in Somwarpet, a library in the district Parishat office. 

Foundation stone has been laid for the construction of the District Sahitya Bhavan and an idea has been formulated to build a library and book shop in the Sahitya Bhavan, which will be built soon.

For the first time in the history of the district, women litterateurs’ association has been formed and there are also plans to provide a platform for promoting children’s literature.

Kannada Sahitya Parishat member Baby Mathew, Kodagu district Women Litterateurs Association President Kasthuri Govindamaiah and others were present.

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