“Vachana Sahitya should not be just read as a subject to get medals and prizes but the values of the same should be advocated in life,” opined senior Researcher and litterateur Dr. M. Chidananda Murthy.

He was presiding over a programme organised jointly by JSS Mahavidyapeetha and Sri Shivarathreeshwara Religious Endowment for the presentation of Sri Shivarathreeshwara award at Rajendra Bhavan, JSS Hospital premises yesterday.

“Vachana Sahitya should be understood deeper to comprehend the intrinsic social values. It can rejuvenate people in despair. While learning any subject, the teacher is always on the top and the student much below but as the latter picks up knowledge, the gap should reduce. One day the student may take over bringing immense satisfaction to the teacher.”

The award carrying a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 was presented by Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji to Dr. Basavaraj Sabarad, Head of Kannada Study Centre, University of Gulbarga, for his book ‘Sharanaru Matthu Dampatya’.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sabarad pointed out that writers of Vachana Sahitya had referred to women in a social way and not in any bad form as alleged or claimed by a few people." Critic Dr. M.S. Ashadevi spoke on the book.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore