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‘Mussanjeya Kavitegalu’: Celebrating Kannada Literature on World Poetry Day

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The Mangaluru Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and Kallacchu Prakashana are joining hands to organize ‘Mussanjeya Kavitegalu,’ a Kannada literary meet in commemoration of World Poetry Day. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 4:30 PM at the Kodialguthu Centre for Art and Culture, G.G. Road, Ballalbagh, Mangaluru.

The inauguration will be conducted by Reese Mathews, Retired AGM of Canara Bank, with Prof. B. Shivaram Shetty, former Project Director of the Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Kannada (CESCK), Mysooru, presiding over the event. Subhas Chandra Basu, convener of INTACH Mangaluru Chapter, will also be in attendance.

The program aims to celebrate the works of eminent figures in Kannada literature such as Govind Pai, Kuvempu, Bendra, Kayyar, Adiga, Lankesh, Nissar Ahmed, Tirumalesh, Siddalingaiah, Vaidehi, and Kaikini. Distinguished litterateurs including Dr. Meenakshi Ramachandra, Prof. P. Krishnamurthy, Dr. Saigeetha Hegde, Wilson Kateel, Basheer Ahmed Kinya, Diva Kokkada, Prof. Akshay R. Shetty, Divakar Ballal, Shree Mudradi, and Yogish Malligemaadu will participate in the sessions.

The discussions, featuring readings, recitations, and analysis of these literary giants’ works, will be moderated by Mahesh R. Nayak of Kallacchu Prakashana, Mangaluru. Art Kanara Trust will extend its cooperation to the program, and all literature enthusiasts are cordially invited to attend.

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