Mysuru, July 9:- “It is unfortunate that we are forgetting our heritage. Heritage should be valued and remembered,” said senior writer and litterateur Dr CP Krishna Kumar.
He was speaking after inaugurating special address and book exhibition to mark the birth centenary of Nadoja De Javaregowda at Maharaja College in the city held in association with UoM Evening College, Graduate Library Mysuru, recently.
“Guru of Dejagow, Prof SV Ranganna had told that Javaregowda is Kannada and Kannada is Javaregowda. He has written about 400 books. Swamy Vivekananda got Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa as his Guru and De Javaregowda got Kuvempu as his Guru. De Javaregowda was a great soul and our state was privileged to have him. His life and achievements are miraculous. He was the person who made the dreams of Kuvempu come real. He worked in constructing the land in a better way. He was creative and multi-talented. He was an educationist, administrator and pro-Kannada activist,” he added.
Principal of Yuvaraja College Dr M Rudraiah, retired Kannada teacher of D Banumaiah High School K Krishnegowda, principal of evening college Dr CD Parashuram, deputy librarian Dr YL Somashekhar and others were present. (MR/GK)