'Male habba' showcases rich culture of Kodavas

'Male habba' showcases rich culture of Kodavas

` 45 lakh released for Kodava Sahitya Academy: Appachu Ranjan

'Male habba' showcases rich culture of Kodavas

Rain festival: ZP Member B C Neelamma and Kodava Sahithya Academy President Rani Machaiah along with other women engaged in retransplantation of seedlings as a part of ‘Male habba’ at Mukkodlu in Madikeri taluk.

The habba was inaugurated by MLA M P Appacchu Ranjan. Amidst the greenary of the nature, the villagers actively took part in ‘Male habba.’

Irrespective of caste, creed and age, all took part in the competitions. On a whole, it was reflecting the Kodava culture, tradition and agriculture activities.

MLA M P Appacchu Ranjan, Kodava Sahithya Academy President Rani Machaiah, ZP Member B C Neelamma, TP Member Napanda Ravi Kalappa and others were taken out in a traditional procession.

Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that it was good to see that Male Habba is being organised by uniting all the villagers. “The tradition and culture of Kodavas should be passed on to the future generation and Male Habba will help in showcasing the rich culture of Kodavas.”

Race, dancing and having meals together was the speciality of the ‘Male habba.’

The MLA said a sum of Rs 45 lakh was released to Kodava Sahithya Academy. Public should join hands with the Academy in preserving the Kodava language, culture, tradition of the land.

Academy President Rani Machaiah said additional grants are being released to the Academy, which helps the Academy in organising several programmes. The Academy will bring out a CD to showcase the rich Kodava culture to the future generation.

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