Siddalingaiah to preside, Na D'Souza to open Nudisiri

10 including Prof Vasanth Kushtagi and T S Nagabharana to get Nudisiri awards

Dalit poet-activist Siddalingaiah will preside over the annual literary event Alva’s Nudisiri - 2014, to be held at Vidyagiri in Moodbidri from November 14 to 16.

The three-day event organised by Alva’s Education Foundation will be on the theme “Karnataka: Varthamanada Thallanagalu” (Karnataka: Issues at present).

Addressing mediapersons on Friday, Alva’s Education Foundation Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva said that litterateur Na D’Souza will inaugurate the convention. Writers Shivananda Kalave, Nagesh Hegade, Mohan Chandraguthi, Gururaj Karjagi, A Eshwaraiah Manipal, K R Sandhya Reddy, Prathibha Nandakumar and P N Ramachandran will present papers at the four key-sessions of the literary event.

Apart from the main sessions, special talks will be delivered by experts in various fields including D S Chowgule, Manohar Prasad, Pundikai Ganapaiah Bhat, Nataraj Huliyar, Niranjan Vanalli, Y S V Datta, Prof Shashikala Gurupur and Veena Bannanje. Poets Subbu Holeyar, Raghunath C H, Vikarm Visaji, H Govindaiah, B R Lakshman Rao, Ravishankar Shetty Oddambettu, Prof H S Shivaprakash and Raziya D B will recite poems at “Kavi Samaya Kavi Namana.”

Multi-language sessions

In order to support local languages, literary sessions exclusively meant for Tulu, Konkani and Beary literature will be held at Alva’s Nudisiri this season. Dr Alva said that programme under the banner “Tulu-Konkani-Beary Siri” will be held every evening for an hour on a parallel stage, which will feature talks by those who have worked for the particular language and felicitation to renowned persons. Cultural programmes depicting the three cultures will also be held.

Like every year, participants can enjoy cultural programmes in multiple stages every evening. Over 200 book and food stalls will be set up in the venue. Facilities for OOD will be made available for teachers and lecturers of schools and colleges who participate in the convention, Alva said.

Alva’s Nudisiri Award

Alva’s Nudisiri Award - 2014, will be conferred on 10 achievers in various fields. They include, language researcher Sangamesh Savadattimutt, litterateur Prof Vasanth Kushtagi, writer and columnist Prof H S Shivaprakash, reasearcher Prof S Shettar, poet Malathi Pattanashetty, actor and director T S Nagabharana, organiser Prof Heranje Krishna Bhat, folklore expert and singer Banandur Kempaiah, Yakshagana artiste Mantapa Prabhakar Upadhya, danseuse Vasundhara Doraswamy and sculptor Ashwathpura Baburaya Acharya.

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