The Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KaSaPa) which was established on May 5 in 1915 has steadfastly served the interests of over six crore Kannadigas and has etched its name permanently in the Kannadigas’ hearts and has completed 100 years of glorious service, said lecturer Lakshmikanth.
He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the 101st anniversary celebrations of KaSaPa held at the Rotary Bhawan in the town recently under the joint auspices of KaSaPa and Rotary. Celebrating 101 years of KaSaPa is indeed a proud moment for all Kannadigas, he said and added that ‘the light of Kannada should spread among all Kannadigas across the state and bring a new hope in the literary world.”
Lakshmikanth further said that KaSaPa has undoubtedly become the main platform for all Kannadigas. The orgainisa tion which started with only 41 members has now grown into three crore member organisation, he added. KaSaPa President Navin Rai urged for more Kannada programmes in the rural areas to promote Kannada language and increase its membership. Writers Madhuprasad and N R Aradhya were feliciated on the occasion. Rotary president Prashanth, former KaSaPa presidents Umapathi and Jagannath, and others were present.