Kodava Samskrithika Mela on Nov 15,16

Kodava Sahitya Academy, in association with The Highlanders Family Club, Kakkabbe, will organise a taluk Kodava Samskrithika Mela at Kakkabbe High School Grounds in Madikeri on November 15 and 16.

Addressing mediapersons in Madikieri on Thursday, Academy President B S Thammaiah said that the inauguration of the Mela will be on November 15 at 9.45 am.  MP Prathap Simha, Zilla Panchayat Vice President Beena Bollamma, Major General (Retd) Bachamanda A Cariappa will take part.

An exhibition and Kodava folk games competition will be inaugurated at 11 am. ZP Member Biddanda Usha Devamma, Taluk Panchayat Member Bollachettira Suresh, GP President Kotera Naila Changappa and others will participate.

A cultural programme will be held at 5 pm. Madikeri Taluk Panchayat President Kandanda Prathija Acchappa, Kalyatanda Raghu Thammiah of  The High Landers Family Club, Kakkabbe, Zilla Panchayat former President Shatheyanda Ravi Kushalappa, Taluk Panchayat member Neravanda Umesh and others will participate.

A Kodava cultural procession will be taken on November 16 at 9.30 am. Chamarajanagara Deputy Commissioner Appachettolanda Kunjappa, Kodava Sahitya Academy President Biddatanda S Thammiah, Additional DC Abhiram G Shankar, Nalnad Kodav Koota Convener N Ganesh Poonaccha, Moornada Vidya Samsthe President B G Madappa and others will take part. Dignitaries will be felicitated on the occasion.

Sessions will be held at 12 noon while a poets’ symposium will be held at 12.30 pm.
The valedictory programme will be held at 2.30 pm.

District in-Charge Minister K J George, Atrocity prevention law study committee President Meriyanda C Nanaiah, Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof K Byrappa, Zilla Panchayat President Shareene Subbaiah, MLA K G Bopaiah, MLC T John, former Minister M A Nanaiah, District Congress President B T Pradeep, district BJP President Suja Kushalappa, coffee grower Mittu Changappa will be present among others.


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