“The substance of limericks provides lessons for life,” said social worker K Raghuram here on Monday.
He was speaking after releasing ‘Mooru Hanigalu’ a collection of limericks written by M Ravi, N Ananth and R Umesh organised by the Himalaya Foundation and the District Kannada Sahitya Parishat at its premises.
Addressing the gathering he said that though limericks consist of short lines the messages they convey are potent. They are life lessons. Many writers have expressed dissatisfaction over the quality of literature being created now. However, I feel the new generation is taking up literature seriously and have debunked the myth that they are not interested in literature. This is a positive trend which needs to be encouraged.
Further he said that youth today are better in technical skills which they can employ for better presentation. Though the youth today are more comfortable communicating in English, they continue to express in Kannada which needs to nurtured, he added.
Earlier, the gathering condoled the death of Pundalika Halambi who was the former president of Kannada Sahitya Parishat.
Poet Pushpa Aiyyangar, Director Arkagnana Vitharana Kendra Dr V Jamuna Rani, President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat Y D Rajanna, former president M Chandrashekar, writer M Ravi, N Ananth and R Umesh were present.