Mangaluru, Jan 30, 2019: Presiding over the 23rd Dakshina Kannada district Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Town Hall on January 29, Tuesday, Prof Dr B M Hegde said there is an immediate need to develop Kannada medical terminology and create Kannada medical literature.
Dr B M Hegde stressed the need to create Kannada terms for the original English and Latin medical terms. He maintained that the mother tongue was the best medium of instruction. Kannada medium schools should be developed along the lines of ICSE and CBSE schools. They also needed better infrastructure, he added.
Dr Hegde observed that literary conventions widen the horizon of thinking. “The objective of the literary meets should be to create a healthy society,” he added.
Inaugurating the literary meet, writer Na D’Souza said that formal education should comprise humanitarian values. Ethics should be part of professional courses, he said.
Senior pontiff of the Udupi Pejawas Mutt Vishwesha Theertha Swami urged people to rise to the occasion and fight for the preservation of regional languages. The literary convention’s former president A P Malathi passed on the Kannada Sahitya Parishat flag to Prof B M Hegde.
Homage was paid to former defence minister George Fernandes, who passed away on January 29, Tuesday.
P Ganapathy Acharya, Dr Leo D’Souza, Prof Surendra Rao, Prof B M Ichlangod, Dr K V Rao, Nagesh A Bappanadu, Mogarnadu Janardana Bhat, Vittala Ramamurthy and Bhavani Pergade were felicitated on the occasion.
Aruva Koragappa Shetty, Dhanakeerthi Balipa, Patla Satish Shetty, Manohar Prasad, Chandrashekhar M were conferred with ‘Kannada Siri’ award.