Report and Pics from Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD/SP)
Mumbai, Jan 13: A two-day symposium was held on Saturday January 10, under the aegis of Mumbai University Kannada department, Karnataka Sangh, Kannada Sahitya Parishat Maharastra unit and Sadanand Suvarna Cultural Foundation at Vidhyanagiri Kalina Complex J P Nayak auditorium, Santacruz (East) here.
Hampi Kannada University vice-chancellor Prof A Murigeppa, in his inaugural address, said that Mumbai Kannadigas' are committed to spread the fragrance of Kannada, without delivering lengthy speeches at the programmes. Mumbai University Kannada department has been offering open opportunities to the Kannadigas', who are desirous to work for the growth of Kannada and promote its culture. Mumbai Kannadigas have genuinely developed concern for Kannada language. While everyone is striving for the literary promotion of Kannada, they are better in expressing their daily experiences in the metro through literary contributions, he opined.
Metro's veteran poet and litterateur B S Kurkal, Hospet Tahsildar Dr Prajna Ammembal, Dr Mradula Kirloskar, Dr K K Pattar Sangli, Navi Mumbai Kannada Sangh and Chinnara Bimba represented by their respective heads Y K Rao and Prakash P Bhandary acknowledged the felicitations accorded to them on the occasion.
Kavita Krishnan-authored ‘Chinnara Chilume’ book and Dr G N Upadhya-authored ‘Vasanta Ananta’ autobiography were released at the same venue.
Karnataka Sangh president Manohar M Kori, Kannada Sahitya Parishat Maharastra unit president H B L Rao, Sadanand Suvarna Cultural Foundation S K Kundar and Prof Shiva Billava were present at the dais.
Mumbai University Kannada department head Dr G N Upadhya welcomed the gathering and delivered the introductory address. Omdas Kannangar proposed vote of thanks.
Bharat Kumar Polipu and Eshwar Alevoor compered the programme.