Mangaluru: 4th edition Mangaluru Lit Fest 2022 was inaugurated by Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh.
After inaugurating the fest Shatavadhani Dr. R Ganesh said “It is important to organise literature fest in this internet era. He said that as we have lost personal relationship in this busy life such fest unites people from varied places.”
In “Redefinign contours: Russia -Ukraine crisis – India perspective” Sumit Pande had conversation with Nayana Anand and Dr. Dattesh Prabhu Parulekhar.
Dr. Dattesh Prabhu Parulekhar said, the present situation of Ukraine and Afghanistan denotes the weakened position of America. The American supremacy declined heinously in Afghanistan. India is neutral in Russia – Ukraine war and it had its own reason.
In “Language and Technology” session Nadoja K. P. Rao said that both language and technology are the inventions of mankind. The language reforms man which was invented by himself. The technology has developed largely. The work of developing language through technology is in the process. Language is just like God which is present everywhere. 70 years ago the printing technology was only for English language but now it is available in all regional languages, and it upholds the development of technology.
In the afternoon session, with topic Read Kasheera – Know Kashmir, Columnist Dr. Chandrashekhar Damle said, Kasheera is not just novel it is the text of history. We must aware of those universities which can change the text to misguide the society. Many countries in the world suffer due to attack by Islam but India still made exists of its culture and tradition. We can understand the Kasheer only if we have knowledge of history. There is similarity between Kasheera and Kashmir Files, he added.
In the afternoon in “Writing History” session Dr. Sudhakar Hosahalli said that India has rich history among the countries in the world but the records or documents are less in number. We read and the history we are reading has been created by the people who divided the nation only for their supremacy. Constitutional history is not seen anywhere in the universities. The attempts were also very less to include actual history, he added.
In the next session having topic of 75 years – 75 memories, Dr. B. V. Vasanth Kumar participated as the resource person. In this session he said, “Both mother and mother land are great aspects in this world. We should love our country despite of religion. In order to do that we should know the history. History is not closed chapter, infact it teaches us to solve the problems which may come in future.”
Radhakrishna Holla was the host for this session.
In State of Economy session, Prof. Ramesh Ganeshan and Dr. Vinod Annigeri were the chief guest. Prof. Ramesh Ganeshan said that, India is now rapidly developing country, and technology is the foundation for fast development. Youth have great role in this development. During pandemic the monetary transfer was converted into digital. The agricultural sector also has seen tremendous growth. Development of agricultural sector is very important for building strong nation, he noted.
Dr. Vinod Annigeri said that digital media has great role to play in all the fields including educational sector. Analysis and criticism are seen in every aspect now. India has discovered another route for becoming Atmanirbhar during pandemic too, he said.
Dr. Nagaraj and Dr. Ram Moolagi shared their thoughts on ‘Nation – Time – Art ‘ session. Dr. Nagaraj said folk literature is deep as ocean, sacred as mother and mother land. Folk literature helps to know our tradition.
Dr. Ram Moolagi said that folk literature must include in the text, which helps children to know the purpose of life. Also it is essential to transfer our culture and tradition to our next generation, he said.
In the last session ‘Bose: The Untold Story’ Anuj Dhur and Chandra Chur Ghosh presented as resource persons. Chandrachur Ghose said, “Subhash always had vision of future India. He knew that when India thinks for itself then only it is possible to have independent and strong nation. He also thought of rebuilding India after independence.
Writer Anuj Dhur said that, governments are hesitating to give information regarding Subhash Chandra Bose. As a result of many attempts some documents have been released. According to some scientific and foreign documents, Subhash was alive even after 1945 plane crash, he said.
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