Mysore, Mar. 3 (DV)- "If no land is given to the proposed Music University here, I will fast," threatened senior litterateur Dr. D. Javaregowda (Dejagow).

He was talking after inaugurating the free training camp for the Kannada M.A. students of KSOU organised by Jnanabuthi organisation at Maharani NTM School on Narayana Shastry road here on Monday.

Music helps nature to bloom, said Dejagow and gave the example of violin maestro Chow-daiah who planted the lemon sapling and got more yield from it by playing music to it regularly. "If no land is given for the University, I may have to resort to fasting," he warned.

"Plants grow better when surrounded by music and if the University comes up, it would lead to the growth of more trees. In order to set up of such a University which is complements the environment, opinion of the experts is needed," he added.

Dejagow said we are being eclipsed by other languages and cultures and this tendency should be curtailed.

Karnataka State Gangubai Hanagal Music & Performing Arts University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Hanumanna Nayak Dore, the chief guest, in a departure from the usual speech, recited Kuvempu's poem Anandamaya ee jagahrudaya. Thimmegowda, Dr. Anusuya and Palaniswamy, resource persons of Jnanabuthi, were felicitated. St. Philomena's College's Prof. M. Krishnegowda presided. Secretary Jainahalli Satyanarayanagowda welcomed.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore