Mangalore, April 19: The Reception Committee Office of Mangalore Taluk Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, which is scheduled to be held in the city on April 30, was inaugurated by Krishna J Palemar, Minister-in-Charge of Dakshina Kannada at Mangalore City Corporation building on Monday, April 19.
Rajani Dugganna, the Mayor of the city declared Bola Chittaranjan Das Shetty as the president of Sammelana. Bola Chittaranjan Shetty (65) is a famous writer of Dakshina Kannada, who has written several books in both Tulu and Kannada languages.
Speaking to the media persons at the newly inaugurated office, Bhuvana Ram Udupa, the treasurer of the committee said that the convention will have four main sessions - education, Kannada literature, Kannada film songs and humour in Kannada literature.
He also informed that eight female and seven male literateurs would be felicitated for their service in the field of Kannada literature during the convention. “Cultural programmes including Yakshagana and Talemaddale would also be held during Sammelana”, he added.
Harikrshina Punaroor, former President of State Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, President of DK District Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Abhay Chandra Jain, MLA of Moodbiri and office-bearers of the reception committee of the Sahitya Sammelana committee were present.