Kodava Academy prepares ` 1.02 crore action plan

Kodava Academy prepares ` 1.02 crore action plan

Kodava Sahitya Academy has prepared an action plan of Rs 1.02 crore for  2012-13, to take up various activities.

Addressing a press meet, Academy President Addanda Cariappa said to create awareness on Kodava language ‘Kodava bhashe kaliyiri, kalisiri’ (Learn and teach Kodava language) campaign will be started in all the government offices.

Camps on Kodava language will be organised. Programmes in Kodava culture will be organised. They would also organise poets’ meet on ‘Male-bole’ and paddy harvesting.

He said the Academy will hold a seminar on ‘Ain mane’ (ancestral house). A booklet on all the temples of Kodagu will be brought out. Awareness programme on Kodava folk culture, Devara Kaadu will also be held. 

Effort will be made to introduce the literary work of Dr I Ma Muthanna. Staging of plays, translation of books, release of CD on poems, drama contest for students on Haridasa Appaccha kavi, camp on Kodava plays will be organised. Kodava, Hindustani and Carnatic music Sangeethotsava will held in the memory of Chakkera Appayya who is known as Coorg Star.

Janapadotsava, literary meet in the name of well-known litterateur B D Ganapathy, Kodava Musical concert in Madikeri Fort and Rajara Gadduge, felicitation to Kodava artistes, Kodava-Kannada poets meet are some of the programmes planned for the year.

Cariappa said that state-level Kodava literary and cultural utsav will be held in the month of December. The academy will observe the birth anniversary of Field Marshal Cariappa, General Thimmaiah, Nadikeriyanda Chinnappa, Dr I Ma Muthanna, B D Ganapathi and others.

Plans are afoot to screen Kodava movies, organise drawing competitions. The best literature available in other languages will be translated to Kodava. ‘Academyra Palame’ a tri-monthly will be brought out to inform the activities of the Academy to the public.

Measures will be taken to distribute folk musical instruments. All help will be given by the Academy for the construction of Kannada Samskrithika Samucchaya Bhavana. “We will try our level best to include Kodava language in the eighth schedule of the constitution.”, he said.

Kodava Sahitya Academy  Registrar N Shantamma and treasurer H V Indiramma were present.

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