Karanth Prashasthi conferred on Jayashree

Veteran theatre artiste, singer and actress B Jayashree said the renowned litterateur Kota Shivaram Karanth’s persona and contributions to the field of literature are unique and inimitable.

Speaking after receiving Dr Shivaram Karanth Hutturu Prashasthi-2012 here at Sri Shambhavi Vidyadayini School Giliyaru, she said the award was the most precious one in her life.

She said the Karanth was always known for his unprejudiced and secular approach who supported modern thinking. “The award has bestowed huge responsibilities and has put me in a dilemma whether I can do justice to the great honour I have received.”

Sharing her memories of her interactions  with the late litterateur, Jayashree said “I was always interested in producing Karanth’s two novels “Maimanagala Suliyalli” and “Mookajjiya Kanasugalu” in  theatrical form. However, I could not succeed in my attempt.
Whenever I experience the characters in “Mookajjiya Kanasugalu”, I always see Karanth alive in those characters”, she added.  

Renowned litterateur Nissar Ahmed lauded the attempts of the Kotathattu Gram Panchayat for giving away the award in the name of Kota Shivaram Karanth.

Stating that the state has seen two outstanding contributors to literature in late Kuvempu and Kota Shivaram Karanth, Ahmed stressed that a workshop on Karanth, with discussions on his work needs to be conducted.

He promised to lend as many as 200 books to Kotathattu Karanth library free of cost. He called upon people to read the books written by Karanth and develop scientific temperament.

The programme was inaugurated by Third Finance Commission Task Force Chairman A G Kodgi.

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