A book on the play ‘Identha Desha Prema Ree?’ authored by S Shishiranjan was released at Maneyangala on Tuesday.
Skandha Publications in association with Spandana Trust, Drishya Samsthe organised a programme to release the book authored by Shishiranjan.
The book was released by State President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat Manu Baligar.
Speaking on the occasion he said, ‘Identha Desha Prema Ree?’ is one of the noteworthy efforts by Shishiranjan. Many of the people in general lack historical knowledge of the state or the nation they live in. Even today most of the people don’t know that even before Jhansi Rani Lakshmibhai, our own Kittur Rani Chennamma stood against the British and won against them in 1824. But people aren’t much aware about these historical movements till now. Mailara Mahadevappa a native of our state is the only one to represent that state in the Dandi March and accompanied Mahatma Gandhi in the march. But no much importance has been given to them till now. Shishiranjan has noted few important figures like them who fought for the freedom of their nation in his work.”
“Today citizens lack knowledge on historical importance of our state and nation. Thus, our people must stress on it and develop a nationalistic attitude,” he added.
Noted writer Malali Vasanthakumar, social activist K Raghuram, President of Spandana Trust Abhinandan Urs, President of District Kannada Sahitya Parishath Y D Rajanna, Shishiranjan and others were present.