Congress leader and former MP Adagooru H Vishwanth’s birthday was celebrated by his supporters by organising a seminar on his book ‘Halli Hakkiya Baduku Baraha.’
Karnataka Backward Class Vigilance Forum and Zilla Kannada Sahitya Parishat had organised the programme at the Institution of Engineers (India) auditorium here on Tuesday.
Writer Maleyuru Guruswamy who inaugurated the seminar, said that ‘Vishwanath is known for his leadership and is a visionary. He is also known for his mid-day meal programme which is a milestone in the country.”
Writer Krishnamurthy Hanuru opined that Vishwanath was an open person and not someone who is in the habit of hiding things. His political perceptions are clear, and his straight forward approach has made him remain in the background, otherwise he would have been a leader at the forefront. Without targeting any personalities in the party, he openly exposed irregularities in the KPSC. In his literary works he quoted great personalities and their writings. Such a sensitive politician is a rarity and we need persons like Vishwanth to fight against social problems.”
Expressing gratitude to all his well wishers,Vishwanath recalled his past and said, that he was inspired in his college days to join politics and has always stood for ethical politics. He stated that he started writing during his college days. “I wrote an article about irreg ularities in the sugar factory for a local newspaper and it was published. I got a good feedback from all writers, this increased my interest in literature,” he said.
“My literary works have brought about discussion which is a good sign, unfortunately the misunderstand ings about S M Krishna and the popular cine star B Sarojadevi has had a negative impact too. However, later Krishna understood my writings and he too appreciated me and this has motivated me to write more.”
Kannada literary world is avoiding politicians saying a mix of politics and literature is not a good sign. “Literature should also focus on politics and trigger a debate on the condition of present day politics. My literary work aims at projecting parliamentary behaviour, election results and about Devaraja Urs’ steps during the emergency days.” he claimed.