Bantwal Aug 4, 2014: Kannada Sahitya Parishat former state president Harikrishna Punaroor, delivering valedictory address at the 19th district Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Polali in Bantwal taluk Aug 3, said that the onus for the uplift and development of Kannada is not restricted to a few areas, but rural areas and other entities must also contribute equally for the growth and love of Kannada. Recognising and rewarding achievers in various fileds in the district, not only helps in the growth of language, but also helps organisation and ethics.
Alva’s Education Foundation Chairman M Mohan Alva said, speeches, talks and discussions about Kannada language, education and agriculture system of Kannadigas is not enough for the promotion of Kannada. Every individual should develop love and respect for the language. There is a necessity to create awareness among the younger population to develop love and value for the language. Politicians and bureaucrats should exhibit will power to preserve Kannada schools and take measures to improve the performance of students in exams. Tertiary facilities should be improved in schools and they should be upgraded, Mohan Alva said.
Historian Vasanth Madhav KG, Puttur based social workers Vijay Harvin, Muliya Shyam Bhat, Monti Rodrigues, Bantwal Tirumala Sri Venkataramana Yakshagana Sangha, P Madhav Bhat Polali, educationist Ismail Mangalore, traditional medicine practitioner Sheena Poojary Polali, demi-God artiste Koosappa Nalike, Kookra Madivala Bellur, hanging bridge expert Girish Bharadhwaj from Sullia, Yakshagana artiste Pathala Venkataramana Bhat, Mohan Kumar Ammunje, progressive farmer Moodumane Ramesh Rao, Kala Sanghataka Karnoor Mohan Rai, journalist Rons Bantwal, litterateur Umesh Rai Yekkar were felicitated on the occasion. Sammelana President Prof K P Rao, gave the occassion a glitter.