Nanjangud, the abode of Lord Srikanteshwara, which is also called as ‘Dakshina Kashi,’ today witnessed hectic activity as the 12th District Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, organised by Mysore District Kannada Sahitya Parishat got off to a colourful start.

A grand procession comprising cultural troupes, which started from the Taluk Kannada Parishat office after being flagged off by Parishat President M.Chandrashekar, passed through the main streets of the Temple Town to mark the occasion. Tahsildar Arul Kumar hoisted the ‘Nada Dhwaja.’

Sammelana President Prof. Maleyuru Guruswamy, seated in a flower decked open jeep, was brought in a procession from Chintamani Ganapathi Temple on Ooty road to the venue Srikanteshwara Kalamandira adjacent to the temple, accompanied by 12 cultural and folk troupes. The meet was inaugurated by ZP President K.P. Siddaveerappa by offering pooja to the ‘Nandi Dhwaja’ .

Inaugurating the Sammelana, ZP President Siddaveerappa said that it was a matter of great happiness that the 12th Kannada Sahitya Sammelana was being held at Nanjangud and wished the Sammelana all success.

The cultural troupes which accompanied the procession included Veeragase troupe led by Kiralu Mahesh, Dollu Kunitha and Pooja Kunitha troupe of Dharwad and children taking out a march-past.

Former District Parishat President Maddikere Gopal, theatre person Rajashekara Kadamba, ZP member Chikkaranga Nayaka, TP President Mallikarjun, Vice-President Chikkeeramma, former Town Municipal President R.V. Mahadevaswamy, President of Nanjangud Industries Assn. M.V. Ramprasad, Town JD(S) President Kalale Keshavamurthy, social worker U.N.Padmanabharao, Teachers Union President Muddumadegowda, Dr. Sridhar Vaidya, MCC Corporator M.V. Ramprasad, advocates Nanjundaswamy and G.M. Venugopal and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore