Sharing a love for Kannada

Sharing a love for Kannada

Kannada Rajyotsava was celebrated by the literary forum Niranthara at Sindhi College of Commerce, Kempapura, recently.

The chief guest of the day was Hanchinamane Veerabadrappa of RBANMS College. He applauded the spirit of Kannadigas and said that they are a friendly lot who accept all other languages and religions.

He then appealed to the students to preserve and develop the Kannada language, which has a long and rich history of 2000 years. 

After the welcome speeches and inauguration, Ramanand, the head of department of Kannada, delivered the keynote address.

This was followed by a host of cultural events by the students, who danced to the tunes of Kannada folk songs, performed classical dances and even sang some popular numbers.

Kavyashree, a second-year PCMC student, said that the event gave the students a complete feel of Kannada. “The cultural programme was very good and the fact that everyone spoke only in Kannada made it an authentic experience. The chief guest’s speech, that attempted to motivate the younger generation to be the future of Kannada sahitya, was very interesting. He also announced that the government of India has honoured Kannada language as a classical language of our country, which made us feel proud.”

Prakruthi, a CEBA student, participated in the group dance. “It was a grand celebration and I enjoyed performing the group dance with my friends. The lighting arrangement in the auditorium was very good. I was pleased to watch the presentation on Kannada and the state of Karnataka, which highlighted its rich cultural heritage. After listening to the speeches and watching the presentation, I feel like contributing to the richness of Kannada literature in one way or the other in future,” she shared.

Many found the programme to be a memorable one. “The event was conducted with a lot of enthusiasm and fun. It awakened in me a sense of deep respect and devotion towards the language and its rich culture. The cultural event was beautiful and done with pride.

The virtual presentation made by the students portrayed the cultural heritage of the state and evoked a deep sense of patriotism in all of us present,” said Kavitha N, a second-year MEBA student.

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