“If Kavigoshti has to gain popularity across the world which is now gradually losing its significance, the State government should host it in international standards,” opined prof Aravind Malagatti.
Speaking at the Gandhi-multilingual poet’s meet (Bahubhasha kavigoshti) organised by Gandhi study center, University of Mysore (UoM), District Kannada Sahitya Parishat and Pramati Educational Institutions on Monday, prof Malagatti said that Dasara Kavigoshti was no more multilingual kavigosthi and its high time government should host the event in international standards.
He said, “Dasara kavigoshti is slowly losing its significance. The kavigoshti has become restricted for local, and the government has to think over this seriously.”
“Many talk about the poor response for Kavigoshti. One should not think about the numbers and host more kavigoshti’s and inspire young minds towards writing limericks, poems,” he added.
Prof Malagatti welcomed the Central government’s demonetisation move but opined that the move could have been effective if implemented well. “If the move was meticulously planned, people wouldn’t have faced inconvenience which they are facing now,” he said.
He said that digital cash transaction as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quite challenging as illiteracy and poverty was still predominant in India and a large chunk of people still rely on thumb impressions.
UoM Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa, litterateur Dr C P Krishnakumar, Pramati Educational Institutions president H V Rajeev, Gandhi Bhavan Director Dr S Shivarajappa, Kannada SahityaParishat, Mysuru, president Dr Y D Rajanna, Dr Mohandas Hegde of ‘CREST’ Research Centre, Noor Mohammad Merchant of Sahara Islamiya Unit were present.