A unique programme to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Kannada laureate D V Gundappa Kavyanamana was organised at Vijaya Vittala PU College in city, recently.
Dr S Srinivas Shetty, noted litterateur and development officer, LIC Mandya, who inaugurated the programme, said “The contribution of D V Gundappa to Kannada literary world has featured the best elements of literature depicting various sociological themes with his inimitable language, narrative style and richness of theme and realities. DVG gave new dimension to Kannada literature through his unique style as his love for Kannada literature and poetry was distinct. His work of art such as Mankuthimmana Kagga that contains innumerable number of poems through which he portrayed the fragrance of land, nature, human values and human affiliations which can be surely called a Kannada the Upanishad or the Bhagavadgita, he added.
“The works of DVG helps readers to inculcate the ethics, ideology and experience in life as DVG leant more from his life experience than through his academics. Students must set a goal and should not worry about failures, as failures are the stepping stones for success. It is one’s duty to respect one’s language, culture, customs and traditions. One must imbibe an immense wealth of literary experience from the works of great writers,” Dr Shetty pointed out.
R Vasudev Bhat, secretary of the institution, in his presidential address said that music and literature enhance culture and enable education to its perfection. “It is important to remember renowned poets and writers by organising such programmes and the students should develop an affinity towards literature and aim at perfection with values,” he added.
Principal of the college H Satyaprasad in his introductory speech said that by organising programmes on poets and writers, the college aims to educate students about the importance of literature and great poets through their poetic works and achievements.
S S Ramesh and Anitha, lecturers in Kannada, were present on the occasion.