Dr Amaresh Nugudoni, Suresh Halabhavi, Dr B K Hiremath and Dr Choodamani Nandagopal were the others feted on the occasion
Nadoja De Javare Gowda and State President of Karnataka Sahitya Parishat Manu Baligar were felicitated by JSS Mahavidyapeetha on Tuesday at Rajendra Bhavan.
JSS Mahavidyapeetha conferred Sri Shivarathreeswara award to Dr Amaresh Nugudoni for his work on Tatvapada Sahitya, Sri M Veerappa Endowment award to Suresh Halabhavi and Kalaguru Sri D V Halabhavi award was conferred upon Dr B K Hiremath and Dr Choodamani Nandagopal for their contributions to the field of art.
Speaking on the occasion Professor at Kuvempu Kannada Research Centre Dr N S Taranath said, “This is one of the rarest occasions where litterateurs spanning three generations were felicitated by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha. De Javare Gowda dedicated his life towards protecting and promoting the Kannada language.”
“He strove to make Kannada as the medium of instruction in schools and colleges and worked hard to introduce book on science in Kannada language. He tread Kuvempu’s path and had a great relationship with him. His life and literature is an inspiration to many writers and for the future generation,” he added.
“It is glad to know that Manu Baligar the newly-elected KaSaPa president is felicitated on the occasion. He is a great writer and a good administrator. During his time as the president we request him to appeal to the concerned authorities and strive for the upliftment of Kannada language and make it mandatory in the primary schooling,” he added.
Addressing the gathering Minister for Geology and Mines Vinay Kulkarni said that it was grateful to know that artists and writers from the Dharwad region were felicitated on the occasion.
Suttur pontiff Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswami, H N Nagabushan, Gurupadaswamy and others were present.
Dr N S Taranath, a professor with Kuvempu Kannada Research Centre, urged KaSaPa President Manu Baligar to work towards making Kannada language compulsory in primary schooling.