Mysore, June 14 (HT&DM)- Veteran poet Nadoja Chennaveera Kanavi observed here that the beauty of poetry lied in its artistic script.

He was speaking at the valedictory function of two-day State-level workshop on Kannada poetry termed 'Kavya Bageva Bage' jointly organised by Kannada Development Authority and CFTRI Kannada Sahrudaya Balaga at CFTRI's IFTTC Hall last evening.

Apart from the thoughts, the expressions of the poets were the key factors that marked their lyrical works, he remarked adding that these factors should be effectively used by poets.

On the occasion, Kanavi released a collection poems tilted 'Kavya Kedige'. He also distributed certificates to the workshop participants.

Out-State Kannada Peethas should be strengthened: KDA Chairman

Mysore, June 14 (DV)- Efforts are being made to protect the nine Kannada Peethas functioning outside the State with the co-operation of the State government, said Kannada Development Authority (KDA) Chairman Mukhyamantri Chandru.

He was speaking after inaugurating the State-level workshop on poetry at IFTTC auditorium.

Out of the 9 Kannada Study Peethas outside the State, 6 of them are on the verge of closure. It has been decided to retain them by overcoming the economic problem, scarcity of students and lecturers, he said.

Each student studying in these Peethas is being paid a monthly scholarship of Rs. 2,000 for ten months. A total of 80 boy and girl students are studying Kannada in these Peethas at present, he added.

The matter with regard to reservation of seats in all courses for those who have studied in Kannada medium has been discussed with the government. Of course, the recently held Global Investors meet has been successful, he said and appealed to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to ensure at the time of signing the MoU that these investors provide jobs to Kannadigas and give preference for Kannada.

CFTRI Director Dr. V. Prakash who presided, said awareness about poetry will help scientific work. There is a difference between a well-maintained garden and a natural forest, he said.

The youth should be induced to come to poetry field. There is a feeling that science is meant only for some people. Through the young poets, it should be ensured that science reaches even the common man, he felt.

Workshop Director Poetess Prof. C. Sarvamangala, who spoke said language is a must for writing poetry whereas material is not at all important.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore