Bantwal: Literature, print media have been conducive to each other – Prof Balakrishna Gatti
Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP)
Bantwal, 12 Nov: “Literature and print media have been conducive and supportive of each other. The print media has held the readers tight, protecting the world of literature,” said Bantwal taluk 22nd Kannada conference president, retired principal, journalist, author professor Balakrishna Gatti. After presiding over the 22nd Kannada literary conference, which lasted two days at the Amunje-aided school in the Taluk, he spoke.
“Literature has become lively as newspapers have kept the interest of literature among the readers alive. Authors, journalists, teachers, parents and students should try together to increase the number of readers,” he said.
“The part played by newspapers in the survival of literature is huge. By writing letters to editors and articles for newspapers, you can increase the interest in literature. Journalists can become excellent authors by improving their language and style of writing,” he said.
“Agriculture, commerce, business, literature and cultural activities have been a natural boon for Bantwal. Here, there are many opportunities to grow agriculture, commerce and business. The people of this area are highly educated, creative, and adventurous. They also have high values. The love, humility, patience, and compassion among them are widening their minds and inspiration,” he said.
“Agriculture here is not an occupation but culture. Farmers are able to work here in both rainstorms and hot sunshine. The sacrifice is equal to the soldiers that protest the country’s borders and people,” he said.
The conference was opened by Rajesh Naik Bantwal MLA. He claimed that the government set a new standard by holding Koti Kanta Gyana as part Kannada Rajyotsava. Sandhya Shenoy, author, stated in her keynote address that we must first become great humans before becoming great writers. “Language becomes stronger as it grows. We should give up our love of English so that Kannada may become stronger,” she said.
Bantwal taluk panchayat EO Rajanna, education convener Sujatha Kumari, former conference president Dr M Suresh Negalaguli, Polali Rajarajeshwari temple managing trustee Dr A Manjayya Shetty, retired principal Gundilaguthu Shanker Shetty, Taluk Billava Samaja Seva Samithi president Sesappa Kotian Pechinadka, Ammunjeguthu Jeevaraja Shetty, Devadas Hegde, BJP Bantwal president Devappa Poojary, PDO Triveni, Mallika, Kannada Sahitya Parishat state representative Madhava M K were the guests of honour.
Kannada Sahitya Parishat district president Dr M P Srinath spoke. Taluk president Vishwanath Bantwal’s wife Rekha Vishwanath gave an introduction. Ibrahim Adkastala was the conference’s president. Janardhan Ammunje and Abubacker Ammunje were the chief conveners of the Welcome Committee. Ramananda Nujippad, Ravindra Kukkaje, and Ravindra Kukkaje facilitated the program.
In the afternoon, Ammunje Vinayaka Janardan Sacchaiva temple managing trustee D A Nagesh Rao inaugurated this exhibition. Ramesh Ammunje, author, inaugurated the book stall.