Year-long celebration of GV's centenary

The State government has lined up year-long celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of lexicographer Professor G Venkatasubbaiah.

Kannada and Culture Department Joint Director (Administration) Mallikarjuna Swamy said the celebrations would be inaugurated at Ravindra Kalakshetra on August 23, the birthday of GV.

A book will be released on his life and achievements. Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and Kannada and Culture Minister Govind Karjol will take part, he added.
Swamy said over 25 works of GV will be reprinted and his select writeups would be published in 10 volumes this year. Besides, screening of a documentary and a photo exhibition on the lexicographer will be organised.

GV has compiled over 10 dictionaries, edited over 25 books and published several papers. He is regarded as the father of the modern Kannada dictionary.

Swamy said seminars on the life and works of GV will be held in association with the universities in Mysore, Mangalore, Dharwad and Gulbarga.

The department will fund the seminars organised by various institutions and organisations, he added.

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