Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HBO)
Udupi, Jul 31: The style of speaking Kannada varies in different regions. The way Kannada is spoken in Kundapura, is a delight to hear and speak. Celebrating this unique style, a group of like-minded youngsters have organised ‘World Kundapura Kannada Day’ on August 1 in Brahmavar and Shiroor.
The Kundapura style Kannada is unique as the figures of speech stresses on feelings and emotions. It can be heard in areas such as Kundapura, Byndoor, Brahmavar and Hebri.
Kundapura Kannada has become an identity of the region. Many famous personalities have made Kundapura proud with their achievements, such as senior film actor Ramesh Bhat, Uppidada fame actor Upendra, veteran actor Kashinath, Ulidavaru Kandanthe film director Rishab Shetty, Prakash Padukone, renowned writer Janaki Srinivas Murthy (pen name Vaidehi) and so on.
The main purpose of the celebrating the day is to get world recognition for this Kannada dialect. Another purpose is to motivate the younger generation to develop affection towards their regional language.
Also, August 1 happens to be the Aati Amavasya, another auspicious day for people of Tulunadu.
In 2012, 'Kamba' Kundapura Kannada fest was organised in Kota High School; and in 2013, 'Hoyk Bark' fest was organised in Basrur Government School to promote regional language. The upcoming programme will be the next step, to highlight the prominence of Kundapura Kannada and many programmes have been planned for the day.
The programme has garnered positive response on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp. Many people have changed their profile pictures highlighting the upcoming programme.
Even people from abroad are extending support. People of Kundapura are also pressurising the government to build Kundapura Janapada Park and to establish Kundapura Sahithya Academy.