“Kuvempu and Dr. D. Javaregowda (Dejagow) were instrumental in developing the Kannada literature circuit with their exemplary literary skills,” reiterated Jnanapith awardee Dr. Chandrashekar Kambar.

He was speaking after inaugurating a State-level seminar with the theme ‘Shatamanada hosthilalli Dejagow Sambhrama’ to Commemorate Dejagow turning 97 today, which was org`anised jointly by Kuvempu Vidyavardhka Trust and Kuvempu Vidya Parishat at the Trust premises in Jayalakshmipuram here today.

Six books on Dejagow written by Dr. T.K. Kempegowda, Dr. M. Venkatesh and Dr. Anusaya Kempanahalli were released on the occasion by litterateur Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah who presided over the function.

The seminar featured lecture sessions on topics pertaining to literary contribution of Dejagow, attended by over 300 literature lovers.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Kambar pointed out that Dejagow, inspired by Kuvempu, was able to bring the people out of superstitious beliefs through literary message in his books and brought in social awareness.

Dejagow was felicitated on the occasion.

Dejagow Donates body

Replying to the felicitation, Dejagow turned emotional as he announced his desire to donate his body after death to a medical college for research. He expressed indebtedness to his mentor Kuvempu and said that trust in truth and God would bring eternal peace and happiness in the society.

MLA Vasu, former VC of University Dr. J. Shashidhara Prasad and Kuvempu Vidya Parishat Chairman S.N. Ramaswamy were the chief guests.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore