“What I am today is all because of late D Javaregowda,” said noted writer Dr C P Krishnakumar.
He was speaking at a programme organised by Sri Kuvempu Vidyavardhaka Trust and Kuvempu Vidya Parishath on Nadoja Dr D Javaregowda (De Ja Gow) on his birth anniversary at Kuvempu Ranga Mandira on Thursday.
CPK said, “De Ja Gow was a big strength to the state and Kannada literature. He worked extensively for the cause of Kannada, its protection and development. Eminent writers like Kuvempu, B M Sri made their entry to Kannada literature through English, but De Ja Gow embraced Kannada, stood for Kannada and promoted Kannada. Though being a Kannada writer, he was also a renowned translator of English classic literatures into Kannada. De Ja Gow contributed immensely to the Kannada literary field and at the same time as an administrator played a significant role in initiating various development schemes in University of Mysore during his tenure as Vice Chancellor. He also laid a strong foundation to start the Open University, Kuvempu University and the Folklore University.”
“Such programmes throw light on his achievement, works and literature which provide a great platform and create awareness among students and people on his contribution to Kannada,” he added.
Former Vice Chancellor H J Lakappa Gowda said, “De Ja Gow was a great Kannada activist and a magnificent litterateur of the state. He was against caste system and he brought many rural talent and people from oppressed sections to limelight.”
Chairman of Kuvempu Vidya Parishat Dr D K Rajendra, President of Kuvempu Vidyavardhaka Trust Dr J Shashidhar Prasad, Prof Neelagiri Talvar, Vice Chancellor of Karnataka Sanskrit University Dr Padmashekhar and others were present.