Writer Go Ru Channabasappa urged the state government to take measures to start Regional Study Centre of Karnataka Folklore University in Chikkamagaluru.
Speaking at a district-level folk convention organised by Karnataka Janapada Parishat at Malalooru on Sunday, he said, “The first folklore university was set up in Haveri. District In-charge Minister
K J George should impress upon the state government to set up a regional study centre of the university in the district.”
He said, “The Folklore University should be converted into a training centre for crafts, craftsmanship and others related to folk. The government should ensure that the university develops as a top institution of the world. The chief minister should take a keen interest in the development of folklore university and provide financial aid to it.”