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Cultural pollution, a new threat to society: Prof Raja

Cultural pollution has become a major challenge in the society which needs to be addressed, said noted scholar Prof C K N Raja.

He was addressing a gathering at the 61st Kannada Rajyotsava celebration organised by Central Institute of Indian Languages in association with Centre of Excellence for Studies in classical Kannada. Prof Raja said, “Culture is an important aspect in every individual’s life. These days just like water and air, culture is also getting polluted.  The sole reason for this is the media which is hosting and streaming numeral nonsense serials and reality shows. With the increase in such contents in media, youngsters are losing interest in protecting our culture. It is high time for all of us to protect our culture from getting polluted.”

“Youngsters must involve in literary activities and come with more and more Kannada literature. Senior litterateurs of Kannada must guide them in this regard to contribute more to Kannada literature,” he added.

Earlier various artists performed folk dances on the occasion. Director of CIIL Prof D G Rao, project director of CESCK, Prof P K Khandoba, Dr Narayan Kumar Choudhury and others were present.

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