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January 29, 2007 Posted by | Kannada Blogs, NEW YORK | 2 Comments

Ekavi Presents Dr. Raj savi nenapigagi

Ekavi Presents Dr. Raj savi nenapigagi

July 31st, 2006

http://www.eventsbangalore.net/2006/07/31/ekavi-presents-dr-raj-savi-nenapigagi/

January 27, 2007 Posted by | Dr. Rajkumar, EKAVI SHIMOGA | 1 Comment

Kannadigare please sign the online petition with your comments for effective implementation of Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Report

Please sign the online petition with your comments for effective implementation of Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Report at:
http://www.petitiononline.com/ellakavi/petition.html

READ the following to know about Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report

Dr Sarojini Mahishi Report Recommending Jobs For Kannadiga Sons of the Soil.

https://ellakavi.wordpress.com/tag/sarojini-mahishi-report/

January 25, 2007 Posted by | Project Shiksha and Microsoft, Sarojini Mahishi Report | 16 Comments

KANNADA Language is not on http:overseasindian.in/ – It is the official language of the state of Karnataka in India.

KANNADA Language is not on http:overseasindian.in/ –  It is the official language of the state of Karnataka in India.

KANNADIGAS need to write emails to MOIA. These are the emails.

minister@moia.nic.insecretary@moia.nic.in, jsds@moia.nic.injsfs@moia.nic.in, pge@moia.nic.inrevrma@nic.in, dirfin@moia.nic.indirss@moia.nic.in, dsds@moia.nic.indsemigration@moia.nic.in, dsms1@moia.nic.indsms2@moia.nic.in, dsfs@moia.nic.in, vmkumaraswamy@gmail.com,
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Forwarded Message:
Subj:  KANNADA Language is not on http://overseasindian.in/ – // It is the official language of the state of Karnataka in India. //
Date:  3/27/2006 4:51:15 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
From:  vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com
To:  minister@moia.nic.in
CC:  secretary@moia.nic.in, jsds@moia.nic.in, jsfs@moia.nic.in, pge@moia.nic.in, revrma@nic.in, dirfin@moia.nic.in, dirss@moia.nic.in, dsds@moia.nic.in, dsemigration@moia.nic.in, dsms1@moia.nic.in, dsms2@moia.nic.in, dsfs@moia.nic.in, info@moia.nic.in, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, novamed@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Ella Kannada Abhimaanigalaantarashtriya Vedike International “EKAVI”
Ella Kannada Abhimaanigala Vedike International – EKAVI
14102 Moore Ct. Irvine, CA 92606, USA
Tele: 949-857-8578, Fax: 949-653-1911
Email: vmkumaraswamy@yanoo.com

MARCH 28th 2006

Hon Minister Shri Vayalar Ravi,

We have seen the following website http://overseasindian.in/ and information. Kannadigas are surprised by the fact that KANNADA LANGUAGE is not at all mentioned om the website.

We request you to include our language. If you need assitance, please let me know. Our organization is spread all over the world. Has representations from different countries.
_______________________________
http://overseasindian.in/

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is headed by Vayalar Ravi, who has the rank of a Cabinet Minister. On the administrative side, a Secretary to the Government of India heads the Ministry.

Presently, the Ministry is organized into three functional divisions and three functional units. Of the three Divisions, two are headed by Joint Secretaries. They are the Diaspora Services Division and the Financial Services Division.

The Protector General of Emigrants (PGoE) heads the Overseas Employment Services Division. The Social Services Unit and the Management Services Unit are staffed with officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary. The Information Services Unit is headed by the Senior Technical Director (NIC).
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Some BACKGROUND of KANNADA Langauge( there is more than this).

KANNADA language has 1200 years of written history and we do not know all there is to know; there is much archeological work (digs) to be done, inscriptions to be deciphered, and knowledge to be constructed about the religion, the history, the art, the architecture, the music, that needs to be known and appreciated all over the world, as well as in India.

Of all the languages in INDIA, KANNADA has got SEVEN JNANAPEETHA AWARDS so far. It is the highest number for any languages in INDIA.

Kannada is a modern language spoken by over 50 million people. It is the official language of the state of Karnataka in India.

Kannada has a distinct culture and literarture. Oldest book avialable date back to 9th century.

Kannadigas are there all over the world.

E -KAVI is an International Kannada Vedike dedicated to:

holistic suite of activities of Kannada people
people of Kannada origin
people interested in culture of Karnataka and Kannada literature
preserve and promote Kannada heritage and culture
network all kannada kootas / associations / sanghas / vedikes all around the world
to develop methods and to teach kannadiga youths to become responsible leaders, professionals in all fields and to become part of powerful democracy in the world.
the rich diversity of languages with roots and expanse in Karnataka to include tuLu, konkaNi, kodava, havyaka, sanketi, bRuhaccaraNa , Etc.
to provide more prestige for the Kannada language and its culture.
to see that Kannadigas would continue to enrich our language and contribute to our motherland,
to help educational institutions in different countries to programs and courses in Kannada and it’s culture.
to strenghten the activities of Kannadigas here in North America and all over the world and to create a unified voice

Here is information on EKAVI KANNADA LANGUAGE NETWORK.

Ella Kannada Abhimaanigala Vedike International “E-KAVI” is A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR KANNADIGAS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

E-KAVI’s website is: www.ekavi.org .

Pleas join ellaKAVI Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ellaKAVI

EKAVI AIMS and OBJECTIVES
http://www.ekavi.org/kannada.html

Pakshaateeta Kannada Pranalike article
http://www.ekavi.org/pranalike.htm

Kuvempu 100 th Year Celebrations
Click here for the Photos
Click here to download/view the Powerpoint presentation

E-KAVI has started forming Committees in all 27 Districts of Karnataka State to have meetings every month by Kannadigas in that FM 91 Meeting
local area.

This helps to develop network of Kannadigas working for Kannada.

Kannadigas have expressed interest in the following type of activities in “E-KAVI”,

* Holistic suite of activities of Karnataka culture and literature.
* Network of all Kannada associations and Kannada Groups on the net, in all parts of the world.
* To strengthen the activities of Kannadigas all over the world and to create a unified voice.

E-KAVI has got good support from Kannadigas all over the world and they are promoting in their area.

E-KAVI has embarked on collecting books and submitting to LIBRARY of CONGRESS in USA.

E-KAVI is developing KANNADA JOB PORTAL www.kannadavedike.org for Kannadigas in Karnataka. E-KAVI is working on this to unite all kannada yahoogroups to work together and to help all kannadigas.

Ondu aarogyavanta charchegalige nammade ada E-Kavi ya Forum ge sere. Nevu Ee kela kandanta jaladalli register madikolle.
http://www.ekavi.org/forums.htm

ARTICLES SECTION
http://www.ekavi.org/articles.html

Pakshaateeta Kannada Pranalike article
http://www.ekavi.org/pranalike.htm

idannu odi nodi – Kuvempu ravara uddeshavannu E-KAVIyu paalisuttide
Kannada Ballvarige Matra Karnatakadalli Kelasa by KUVEMPU
http://www.kannadaprabha.com/news.asp?id=KP420040110104415

E Kavi Bangalore Inaugurated
by Dr. Chandrashekara Kambara on January 18 2004
Baanuvaara janavari 18raMdu naDeda I-kavi beMgaLUru udGaaTaneya saMpUrNa varadi.
http://www.ekavi.org/EKavibang.htm
http://www.ekavi.org/Ekavibangphotos.htm

Dr Sarojini Mahishi Report Recommending Jobs For Kannadiga Sons of the Soil.    Read the Sarojini Mahishi Report :   http://ekavi.org/mahishi.htm

EKAVI AUGUST 2004 Meeting with Minister Sindhya.
VISIT this url for more information.
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=346

Please sign the online petition with your comments for effective implementation of Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Report at:
http://www.petitiononline.com/ellakavi/petition.html

E-MAIL CAMPAIGN TO IMPLEMENT MAHISHI REPORT
http://www.starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=7340
Mysore, Sept. 17 (KCU)- An e-mail signature campaign from Kannadigas all over the world has been launched by V.M. Kumaraswamy, founder of e-Kavi, a forum of Kannada lovers from all over the world, to urge the Government to implement the Sarojini Mahishi Report.

EKAVI – Bangalore
,

EKAVI – Bangalore – Whitefield (around  NGEF , indranagar ,marathalli , HAL)
Anil t Halli –  H V Anantha Lakshmi – Praveen B –
EKAVI – Bangalore – Malleswaram
Abhinash Ganesh –
EKAVI – Bangalore – Basavanagudi
Madhumathi –
EKAVI – Bangalore – Rajajinagara, Vijayanagara, Basveswaranagara etc.
B.H.VEERESHA – Bhujanga – Satheesh Gowda –
EKAVI – Bangalore – Maruthi Nagara
Name: Prasad N-
EKAVI –  Gonibeedu – Shimoga
Mr. Lava –
EKAVI – Mysore –
H. P. Nitin –

EKAVI – Hassan District

EKAVI – GADAG District, Karnataka State
Rashmi –
EKAVI CHENNAI
Ramesh Hasarmani

EKAVI – USA
EKAVI – San Diego, California State, USA
Nagaraj Nejanthi
EKAVI – Atlanata, Georgia State, USA
Venkatesh Prasad
EKAVI – Kansan City, Missouri State, USA
Prahalad Appaji
EKAVI – Phoenix, Arizona State, USA
Prashantha –
EKAVI – New Jersey , New Jersey State, USA
Raghavendra Krishnamurthy –

EKAVI – CANADA
EKAVI – Montreal, Canada
Harsha Basavaraj –
EKAVI – Toranto, Canada
Ravi Huilkal –

EKAVI – UK
Dr Praveen Kumar

EKAVI – SINGAPORE
Name: Prakash Chandra Satyanarayana

EKAVI – GERMANY
Rohith Ajjampur

EKAVI Tanzania , East Africa Shaake
Prashanth B C.
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KANNADA KOOTAS In USA
Arizona Kannada Sangha of Arizona

BUFFALO KANNADA SANGHA

Kannada Koota of Northern California

Kannada Sangha of Sacramento

Karnataka Cultural Association of S. California

KANNADA ORGANIZATION

Kaveri Kannada Association of Maryland
Kansas Kannada Association of Kansas City

Srigandha Kannada Koota of Tampa

Nrupathunga Kannada Koota

Mallige Kannada Association of Indianapolis

Vidyaranya Kannada Koota (Chicago)

Mysore Mallige Kannada Koota of Midwest

Abhimana Kannada Sangha

New England Area New England Kannada Koota

Pampa Kannada Koota(Michigan)

Sangeetha Kannada Koota(Minnesota)

Portland Kannada Koota

TRIVENI, Kannada Association of Delaware Valley(New Jersey)

Sharavathi KANNADA KOOTA

New York Kannada Koota(New York)

KANNADA KOOTA OF CAPITAL DISTRICT

Sampige, Triangle Kannada Association(North Carolina)

Kasturi Kannada Association of North East, Cleveland, Ohio

Oklahoma Kannada Balaga

Sangama of Pittsburg(Pennsylvania)

Nashville Kannada Koota(Tennessee)

Austin Kannada Koota Texas- (Austin)
MALLIGE KANNADA SANGHA

KUVEMPU KANNADA KOOTA

Kannada Vrinda of Houston – Texas – (Houston)

Richmond Kannada Sangha (Virginia)

Rajkumar Kannada Sangha of Seattle(Washington)

Mallige Kannada Balaga of Charelston(West Virginia)

Milana Kannda Koota of Milwaukee(Wisconsin)

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Kannada Kootas in CANADA

Kannada Sangha of Toranto, Canada

Kannada Koota of Montreal, Canada

Kannada Sangha of Ottawa, Canada

Edmonton Kannada Cultural Association, Edmonton, Canada

Vancouver Kannada Kuta

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KANNADA KOOTAS in UK

KANNADA BALAGA, UNITED KINGDOM

____________________________________________

Kannada Kootas in Australia

SYDNEY KANNADA ASSOCIATION
NEW ZEALAND KANNADA KOOTA

______________________________________

Kannada Kootas ASIA

SINGARA KANNADA ASSOCIATION

KANNADA KOOTA, MALAYSIA

KANNADA KOOTA, KUWAIT

KARNATAKA SANGHA, DUBAI
KANNADA SANGHA Bahrain

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain ,

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KANNADA RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

HAVYAKA ASSOCIATION of AMERICA – “HAA”

KONKANI ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – KAOSC

BUNTS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA – BANA

VEERASHAIVA SAMAJA OF UNITED KINGDOM (VSUK)

BASAVA SAMITHI OF AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE BASAVA SAMITHI

DEVADIGA SANGHA, DUBAI

KODAVA SAMAJA, UAE

KODAVA ASSOCIATION -USA

VEERASHAIVA SAMAJA OF NORTH AMERICA- VSNA

BHOOMIKAA (Promoting and Fostering Kannada theatre and language)

VOKKALIGARA PARISHAT OF AMERICA – VPA

KARNATAKA STATE MEDICAL AND DENTAL ASSOCIATION – KSMD

NORTH AMERICA MADHWA ASSOCIATION – NAMA

NORTH AMERICA SANKETHI ASSOCIATION – NASA

Kannada  Sahitya  Ranga – USA

January 25, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll, KANNADA | Leave a comment

`Safeguard the interests of Kannadigas in border areas’

`Safeguard the interests of Kannadigas in border areas’

Staff Correspondent

http://www.hindu.com/2007/01/23/stories/2007012309970300.htm

`Language losing its primacy owing to globalisation’

 

 



TRADITIONAL START: Siddalingaiah, president of the Kannada Development Authority, inaugurating the Raichur Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelan in Manvi on Monday.

 

 

Manvi (Raichur district): The Raichur Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelan has urged the Government to exercise caution while implementing globalisation. Efforts should be made to safeguard the interests of Kannadigas in the border areas, it was pointed out.

Siddalingaiah, president of the Kannada Development Authority who inaugurated the sammelan, said that the language, which had a history of more than 2,000 years, got its importance after the reorganisation of the State. It was unfortunate that the language had been losing its primacy after implementation of the globalisation policy, he said.

The State had got its status of “Kannada nadu” after the reorganisation of States. But the successive Governments had failed to bring “Kannadikarana” at all levels of the administration.

Kannadigas should forget their mother tongue although they would needthe help of other languages while seeking jobs. Dr. Siddalingaiah said that the Government had not initiated effective measures to improve facilities in schools in the border districts of the State. During his recent visit to Raichur district, he said he had found that children in about 13 schools along the border with Andhra Pradesh had been facing problems in procuring Kannada books. This had forced them to opt for regional languages, he said.

Dr. Siddalingaiah directed the district administration and the Raichur Zilla Panchayat to supply Kannada books in schools on the border within the next three days and submit a report to him on the action taken, he said.

Private organisations in the State were bringing labourers from outside instead of providing employment to the local people, he said. Dr. Siddalingaiah said that he had sent a letter to the Government to initiate action against such organisations.

Amaresh Nugudoni, chairperson of the sammelan, reiterated the need for an agricultural policy that will protect the interests of farmers, safeguard their land and ensure remunerative price for their produce.

Globalisation had encouraged the Government to set up special economic zones by grabbing the land of farmers at throwaway prices, he said.

January 23, 2007 Posted by | Bangalore, Karnataka and Kannada, Nanjundappa Report | Leave a comment

A publisher with a vision

A publisher with a vision

Special Correspondent

Date:05/01/2007 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2007/01/05/stories/2007010501980200.htm

`Suvarna Karnataka Darshana’ is a readers’ delight

 

 



K. Anantharama Rao

 

 

MANGALORE: Various organisations have been holding programmes all over the State to commemorate the Suvarna Karnataka year. But there were only a few individuals who thought the occasion fit for doing something worthwhile and long-lasting.

K. Anantharama Rao, who has a small publishing house in Mangalore, has expressed his love for Karnataka in a unique way. He has brought out “Suvarna Karnataka Darshana”, a volume on Karnataka, through his organisation Vidya Publishing House in Mangalore.

The “Suvarna Karnataka Darshana” is in a way an encyclopaedia on Karnataka. In the words of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy: “This work should have been taken up ideally by the Government.

It is commendable that individuals such as Mr. Anantharama Rao could bring out such a voluminous work with no assurance of any kind from any quarter… “

Mr. Kumaraswamy said this at the book release function in Bangalore sometime ago. Mr. Rao considers Chief Minister’s words as his best reward.

Mr. Rao told The Hindu that when the idea stuck him a year ago, he did not think about the financial nitty-gritties of publishing such a volume. He is sure the book will give best results to the reader.

The book has some rare contents such as the photographs of old Bangalore and the State anthem of Mysore Rajya, which is in Halegannada. Essays on Karnataka’s development in the last 50 years combined with pictures, maps, graphics and statistics make the “Suvarna Karnataka Darshana” a collector’s item.

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2000 – 2006 The Hindu

January 21, 2007 Posted by | Suvarana Karnataka | Leave a comment

Mysore Medical College gets autonomy status

Mysore Medical College gets autonomy status
Mysore | January 21, 2007 5:37:19 PM IST
http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20070121/570290.html

Mysore Medical College, the oldest Medical Educational institution in Karnataka, has been accorded autonomy status by the State Government.

The College would be renamed as the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MCC and RI).

Though the newly started Medical Colleges, including the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences were granted autonomy status recently, the 73 year old Mysore Medical College had been waiting for the status for the past few years.

Principal Dr B C Vastrad told UNI that the order was received only three days back after recent visit of M N Vidyashankar Secretary Department of Information and Technology and Biotechnology and incharge of Medical Education along with Mr Ramananda Shetty Director, Medical Education.

A section of the medical community opposed the autonomy status for they feared that the Institute would lose its brand name and would be re-named as the Krishnarajendra Institute of Medical Sciences to pay homage to the Maharaja of Mysore Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodyer, who established the institute in Bangalore in 1924, however, they are happy that the brand name has retained despite granting of autonomy. When the Institute was shifted to Mysore in 1930 the medical officer of K R Hospital was appointed its principal, a new building was constructed and provided with equipment and furniture at a cost of Rs 2.85 lakhs by the government.

The number of seats was restricted to 30 initially and the duration of course was five and a half years with effect from June 1945, the number of seats increased to 50 in 1947 and later to 100.

A postgraduate diploma course in heart related diseases was started and hostel for women was set up in 1945. The autonomy would provide more freedom with regard to infrastructure and academic development of the institution. A Governing Council would be set up and it would comprise medical education secretary and the principal, who henceforth would be referred to as Dean or Director. It would be headed by the Minister for Medical Education, the K R Hospital attached the institution, would be upgraded soon with more facilities, he added.

January 21, 2007 Posted by | EKAVI HAVERI, MYSORE | Leave a comment

Bengalooru,Bangalore,Bangaluru

Bengalooru,Bangalore,Bangaluru

On the occasion of “SUVARNA KARNATAKA” the Bangalore city will be named as BENGALOORU.Also 10 cities of Suvarna Karnataka are renamed from November first marking the Kannada Rajyotsava day.

The 10 cities are: Bengalooru (Bangalore), Mysooru (Mysore), Mangalooru (Mangalore), Chikmagalooru (Chikmagalur), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Belagaavi (Belgaum), Kalburgi (Gulbarga), Hubballi (Hubli), Hosapete (Hospet) and Tumakooru (Tumkur).

Bangalore is situated in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in the heart of the Mysore Plateau (a region of the larger Precambrian Deccan Plateau) at an average elevation of 920 m (3,018 feet). It is positioned at 12.97° N 77.56° E and covers an area of 2190 km² (1,360 mi²). Bangalore District borders with Kolar District in the northeast, Tumkur District in the northwest, Mandya District in the southwest, Chamarajanagar District in the south and the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu in the southeast. The Bangalore Urban district is divided into three taluks: Bangalore North, Bangalore South and Anekal. The Bangalore North taluk is a relatively more level plateau, while the Bangalore South taluk has an uneven landscape with intermingling hills and valleys.

 
Bangalore will be Bengalooru soon
Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) Giving in to the demand of 50-million Kannadigas, the Karnataka government will change the name of India’s silicon hub – Bangalore to Bengalooru from January.

Announcing the decision at an impressive function to mark the golden jubilee celebrations (Suvarna Karnataka) of the state’s formation day here Wednesday, state chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said the government would soon notify the change.

“The name-changing will be taken up at the cabinet meeting soon. A gazette notification will be issued, reverting to the name of Bengalooru as pronounced in Kannada. Clearances from the Centre and other authorities will be sought at the earliest so that Bangalore can be called Bengalooru from Jan 2007.

“We hope the people of India and the world over will welcome the name-change and appreciate the sentiments of the 50-million Kannadigas,” Kumaraswamy told about 30,000 people, who had gathered to witness the cultural extravaganza to mark the 50th year of the state’s formation day – Rajyotsava.

The government has also decided to change the names of nine cities/towns across the state, responding to the aspirations of the people.

Hence, Bellary will become Ballari, Belgaum – Belagavi, Chikamaglur – Chikkamagalooru, Gulbarga – Kalburgi, Hospet – Hosapete, Hubli – Hubballi, Mangalore – Mangalooru, Shimoga – Shivamogga and Tumkur – Tumkooru.

“The legal process to change the names into their Kannada version will be initiated shortly. We hope to complete the formalities soon so that the new names become effective along with Bengalooru,” Kumaraswamy said amidst thunderous applause from the audience.

The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), the city corporation had passed a resolution Sept 27 to change the name of the city, and the state government approved it in principle.

Though the decision to change the name of this cosmopolitan city of 6.5-million people was taken last year by former chief minister N. Dharam Singh, its implementation took a back seat after the Congress-led coalition government fell in January.

Accepting the suggestion of Jnanpith award winner litterateur U.R. Anantha Murthy, Singh assured the people that the name-change would take place from Nov 1, 2006 to coincide with the golden jubilee celebrations of the state’s formation.

“If Bombay can be changed to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai and Calcutta to Kolkata, why cannot Bangalore to Bengalooru? Why should there be opposition to changing the English name of Bangalore only?

Critics should respect our feelings and get used to the city’s old name as it was known for centuries before the British came and changed it to suit them,” Murthy said in his address at the function.

Bangalooru is said to have been derived from “Bendakalooru,” a town of boiled beans, named during the 14th century. King Ballala of the Hoyasala dynasty picked the name after he was served boiled beans by an aged woman when he came hunting in the vicinity of the city.

January 21, 2007 Posted by | Bangalore, Karnataka and Kannada, Nanjundappa Report | 2 Comments

Rs. 15 crore for Kannada meet

Rs. 15 crore for Kannada meet

Special Correspondent

http://www.thehindu.com/2007/01/12/stories/2007011210000400.htm

The three-day conference will be held in Belgaum from February 23

 

 


  • Government has decided to invite President Abdul Kalam for the inaugural function
  • Postponement of the event ruled out



    HIGH-LEVEL MEET: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, Home Minister M.P. Prakash and chairman of KDA Siddalingaiah at the meeting in Bangalore on Thursday. — Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

     

     

    BANGALORE: To organise a three-day World Kannada Conference on a grand style in Belgaum from February 23, the State Government has decided to spend Rs. 15 crore on the event, planned to mark the Suvarna Karnataka year.

    A high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday decided to invite President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the inaugural function. A decision was also taken to invite foreign dignitaries, Ambassadors and High Commissioners in the country.

    The meeting ruled out postponement of the event.

    Deputy Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, Home Minister M.P. Prakash, legislators from Belgaum district and officials of various departments attended the meeting.

    Addressing presspersons, Mr. Kumaraswamy said he had asked the officials concerned to go ahead with the preparations.

    Mr. Kumaraswamy instructed the Belgaum district administration to take up road repairs on priority to organise tours for `Horanadu’ Kannadigas to showcase the tourism potential of the State. Mr. Kumaraswamy said the foundation stone for construction of building on the lines of Vidhana Soudha in Belgaum would be laid during the event.The estimated cost of the building is Rs. 250 crore.

  • January 21, 2007 Posted by | Suvarana Karnataka | Leave a comment

    VISHWA KANNADA MEET – Belgaum to be venue for sammelan[old news for INFO]

    VISHWA KANNADA MEET – Belgaum to be venue for sammelan

    http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/Nov192006/state2331120061119.asp

    DH News Service Bangalore:

    The second only Vishwa Kannada Sammelana in the State, planned as another landmark event on the occasion of the Suvarna Karnataka year is tentatively pegged to be held in the third week of January – over a three-day period.

    The Department of Kannada and Culture has reportedly proposed – January 19, 20 and 21 as the schedule for the meet.

    The Government has already decided on Belgaum as the venue for the same.

    The City, which was recently in for some hi-profile activity thanks to the special session of the State legislature, is now due for some more of the same. A Rs 1.5 crore “Samskruthika Samuchaya” – Cultural Convention Centre is top among the bounties, as part of the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana.

    Speaking to Deccan Herald on Saturday, Director of the Department of Kannada and Culture K R Niranjan said that the sanction for the Samskruthika Samuchaya is likely to come within a week. Half an acre property of the Belgaum City Corporation located next to its Kumaragandharva Rangamandira has been identified as its venue, he said.

    Nehru stadium – main location

    Belgaum’s Nehru Kreedangana has been identified as the main location for the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana-related programmes; the State government has already released Rs 90 lakh to the district administration for sprucing up the ground. It is expected to accommodate a gathering of about 50,000 people, he said.

    The Kumaradhara Rangamandira, the Geerige Bhavana have been identified as the venues to hold the series of other programmes which will be held simultaneously.

    Officials noted that a section on Kannada films will be among the prominent features of the Sammelana.

    To recall, the first Vishwa Kannada Sammelana in the State was held in Mysore in 1981.

    January 21, 2007 Posted by | Suvarana Karnataka | Leave a comment