By AM / Pics by Shafiq, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore: At a media meet held here on Wednesday, April 25, Harish Bantwal, journalist and an aspirant for the president's post of Kannada Sahitya Parishat's DK unit, has confirming that he would be contesting for presidential berth with certain goals.
The election will be held on April 29 with three candidates in contention. Current president Pradeep Kumar Kalkura is contesting for the fourth time and Sarvottam Anchan is the other first-time contestant
Harish Bantwal pointed out that the district Kannada Sahitya Parishad unit had no premises of its own. It must be built in a land dedicated to the purpose or some space be provided in the deputy commissioner's office, he proposed. Given an opportunity to serve, he would work towards this goal, he said.
He opposed the practive of district president appointing presidents of the taluk units of the Sahitya Parishat and insisted that the president should be elected by the respective taluk units. He added that district Parishat should provide with a sum of Rs 1 lakh towards the cost of organizing taluk-level literary meets.