KSP by-law amendments approved: Baligar

Last Updated 15 March 2018, 17:06 IST

Kannada Sahitya Parishat has approved the amendments brought to the existing by-laws of the Parishat.

Parishat president Manu Baligar told this to reporters after its general body meeting at Kota Shivaram Karanth Kalagarama in Kota on Thursday.

Baligar said the first amendment was related to the extension of the periodicity of the election. Henceforth, the election will be held once in five years as against the earlier three years.

The amendments were approved by 795 members of the State Kannada Sahitya Parishat out of 805 who were present on the occasion. Seven members opposed the amendments, he said.

He said the total number of State Kannada Sahitya Parishat is 3,05,200. The membership (category wise) has been raised to two for SC category representation as against the one earlier.

One representation has been recommended for ST community which was not there earlier. So far, there was only one woman member in the executive committee of State Kannada Sahitya Parishat and the amendments that made ensure representation of two women now.

It would also be incorporated in all taluk, district and also out of the state Kannada Sahitya Parishat executive bodies. There would be an inclusion of nearly 790-800 additional members to the body, he explained.

Baligar said earlier there was only one single polling booth in Bengaluru for the State Kannada Sahitya Parishat election. But the amendments would pave way of setting up polling booths in all Assembly constituencies in Bengaluru. A decision was also taken to ensure a polling booth wherein the memberships are more than 500, he added.

He said the details on the amendments are being informed to all the members of the Parishat.

The number of nominated memberships has also been increased, he said.

Under the Registrations Act, there is no requirement of approval from the government. The amendments would come into force once it is approved as per the Registration Act by the department, Baligar said.  He said some members had approached the High Court against the amendments. But the stay order was vacated on Thursday, he added. He said the expense was around Rs 45 lakh earlier. Now with the increased number of members, now it would be around 65 lakh.

Zilla Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Neelavar Surendra Adiga said Zilla Kannada Bhavan would come up on 11.5 cents of land at Brahmagiri and the construction would be completed in two years.

Plans have been chalked out to construct Kalagarma on poet Gopalakrishna Adiga at Mogeri in Kergal in Baindoor. A book on his works will also be brought out, he added.

(Published 15 March 2018, 16:12 IST)

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