Kodava cultural contest

The state Kodava Sahitya Academy and Madikeri Kodava Samaja will organise a Kodava programme ‘Kunhiyada Kodava Samskrithi Namme’ at Gandhi Maidan here on January 18, said academy president Addanda C Cariappa.

Speaking to presspersons here recently, he said the programme was an attempt to create awareness on Kodava culture and tradition among school children.

Competitions in ‘Bolakat,’ ‘Kolat,’ ‘Ummathat,’ ‘Ontimane,’ ‘Kodava paat,’and other Kodava art froms has been organised. The children interested in participating in the competitions should get an attested letter from the school heads.

Man convicted

 A fast track court has sentenced P N Erappa to six years rigorous imprisonment for attempting to murder his younger brother at Kiggalu village. Erappa had carried a murder bid on his brother N Belliappa on February 2, 2006. The court has slapped a fine of Rs 7,000.

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