Badiadka, June 8, 2015 : “Shathapoorthi Sambhrama’- the birth centenary celebrations of veteran Kannada writer and activist Nadoja Dr Kayyara Kinhanna Rai will be held at the poet’s residence Kavitha Kuteera in Peradala on June 8, Monday. A variety of programmes have been lined up to mark the occasion.
The event organised under the aegis of the Department of Kannada and Culture will be inaugurated by former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde.
DK District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai will preside over the function while UT Khader, Karnataka Minister for Health and Family Welfare and KA Dayananda, Director of Kannada and Culture Department will be the guests of honour.
A host of dignitaries including elected representatives, Kannada activists and Bunt leaders are expected to take part in the function.
A seminar on the life and works of Kayyara Kinhana Rai who is also the recipient of the prestigious Pampa Award will be held at 3 pm. Dr Harikrishna Bharanya, former lecturer of Madhurai Kamaraj University will preside over the session.