Kerala State Kannada meet from December 29

Kasaragod Karavali Samskrutika Prathistana, Karnataka Kannada and Culture Department and Karnataka Border Area Development Authority will jointly organise ‘Kerala Rajya Idaneya Kannada Sammelana 2012’ and ‘Kerala-Karnataka Utsava’ at Lalithakala Sadana in Kasaragod on December 29 and December 30. 

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Dakshina Kannada District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Pradeep Kumar Kalkura said that Kannada and Culture Department former commissioner Dr S Manu Baligar will preside over the convention. Puttige Seer Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji will inaugurate the Kerala State Kannada sammelana while Edaneeru mutt seer Sri Keshavananda Bharati Swamiji will inaugurate ‘Kerala-Karnataka Utsava,’ he said.

Karnataka Nataka Academy Member C M Thimmaiah, Wayanad Deputy Commissioner K Gopalakrishna Bhat and Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (S KDRDP) Taluk Project Officer Sandhya V Shetty will inaugurate art exhibition, book exhibition and exhibitions respectively.

Book release

Kannada Sahitya Parishat former president Harikrishna Punaruru will inaugurate two books of K Krishna Shetty and one of Viraj Adur. District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Pradeep Kumar Kalkura will release a souvenir. MP K Jayaprakash Hegde, AICC Secretary Vinay Kumar Sorake, Karnataka State Minority Commission President Anwar Manippadi, Kerala Tulu Academy President Karnataka Tulu Academy President Umanath A Kotyan and others will witness the events as chief guests. 

Two sessions will follow on the day. Sri Vadiraja Research Foundation Deputy Director Dr Lakshmikantha V Moharira will deliver a special lecture on  ‘Saamajika Sudharaneya Harikaararu Haridasaru’ while Radhakrishna K Uliyatthadka will speak on ‘Kannada Sahityakke Kasaragodina Koduge’ and Prof A Shrinath will speak on ‘Kasaragodina Kala Sampattu’. A national seminar on ‘Gadinadu- Horanadu- Anivasi Bharatiya Kannada Sangatanegalu’ will also be held. Canara Bank Kannada Sangha Member M Venkatesh Sheshadri will inaugurate the event. Meanwhile, various cultural programmes will be organised as a part of Kerala-Karnataka Utsava.

Chutuku Kavi Sammelana

On second day, at 10 am Venkat Bhat Edaneeru will inaugurate ‘Kerala Rajya Chutuku Kavi Sammelana’. Mysore Chutuku Sahitya Parishat Central Committee Chief Convenor Dr M G R Ars will preside over the event.

Manu Baligar will preside over the valedictory function. Mohana Nagammanavara of Dharwad will deliver the valedictory speech. Kasaragod MP P Karunakaran, Manjeshwara MLA P B Abdul Razak will be present as chief guests.

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