Homage to poet Lakshmeesha on May 14 at Devanoor

Homage to poet Lakshmeesha on May 14 at Devanoor

'Village may be converted into literary, cultural centre'

A study centre on poet Lakshmeesha should be set up at the home town of the poet at Devanoor. There is a plan to convert the village into a literary and cultural centre, said president of district Kannada Sahitya Parishat Kundoor Ashok.

Speaking to mediapersons on Tuesday, he said that a consultative meeting will be held at Devanoor on May 14. As promised during the Kannada Sahitya Parishat election, efforts will be made to develop Devanoor, Ambale, the birth place of A R Krishnashastri and Gadduge of Akkanagamma.

Kadur taluk Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Ravi Prakash said that a building (bhavana) should be set up in the name of port Lakshmeesha in Kadur. Lakshmeesha’s work ‘Jaimini Bharatha’ should be simplified from Halegannada, he added.

Homage programme

A programme to pay homage to Lakshmeesha will be held on May 14 and Kannada Development Authority Chairman Dr L Hanumanthaiah will take part in the programme, he informed.

He said that a unique programme,‘Sahitya Nadige Shaale Kadege’ will be held at Kadur taluk. The programme aims to introduce Halegannada in every school. To increase the literary activities in rural areas, ‘Sahitya Parishat Nadige Graameena kadege’ will be organised, he added.

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