By Team Mangalorean
Photographs: R. K. Bhat
Moodbidri Nov 26: Three day celebration of Alva's Nudisiri 2006 concluded here on Sunday 26 Nov, 2006.
Shri Thonse Pushkalakumar and group sang Bhavageethe and followed by 'kavi samaya-kavi namana' by Prog Madhava Bhandary.
The fourth and the last session was about 'suvarna Karnataka chinthane'. This session was divided into 3 topics namely 'samuha madhyamagala niluvu', 'nanna kanasina karnataka' and 'Aadonlanagalu rupeesida karnataka'.
Shri B M Haneef presented the papers on 'samuha madhyamagala niluvu'.
The second discourse was presented by Dr Pateela Puttappa. He expressed about 'nanna kanasina karnataka'. Speaking about Dr Mohan Alva he said any sahitya sammelana he under took has seen the face of success. In 1956 Karnataka state came in existence, because of the continuous revolution by the people of Mangalore, Dharwad, Bellary and Kodagu and from then onwards it has become a unique place in the world. The politicians that we have don't practice they preach because they don't know the richness of our heritage and culture, he added.
The third topic was presented by Dr T Vijaya Poonachha. He said that 12 years back the revolution was different but now it has taken into different route. He stated about two social movements, in old social movements farmers had land to cultivate but were granted no facilities, but in new social movements farmers are granted by other facilities but unfortunately they have to fight for their own land.
Finally this session was ended with 'kavi samaya-kavi namana' by Shri Anand Zanzaravada, followed with a song by Shri M S Giridhar from Bangalore.
Dr Hi Chi Boralingaiah gave a houghtful message in the fond remembrance of Shri S K KareemKhan.
Shri Santhosh Pillamgeri and Shri Umesh Pillamgeri sung Jaanapada geethe.
Ten persons receive Alva's Nudisiri Award
The Alva's Nudisiri 2006 festival of art, literature And folklore came to a colourful end, with honouring of ten eminent achievers.
Ten persons from the State who have made a significant contribution to different fields were awarded with "Alva's Nudisiri Award" at the valedictory of Alva's Nudisiri 2006, a three-day Kannada literary meet here on Sunday.
Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade honoured the achievers.
They are Dr Pateela Puttappa(Journalism), Dr Yenagi Balappa(Theatre), Dr M Chidananda Murthy and Dr Hampa Nagarajayya(Research), Actreess Jayanthi(Cinema), Dr Na D'Souza and Nadoja Geetha Naghabhusan(Literature), Shri C Ashwath(singer), Malpe Ramadas Saamag(Yakshagana), Ibrahim Na Suthaara(integration).
After distributing the awards, Dr D Veerendre Heggde said that we must be grateful to our ancestors for handing over to us the richness of our heritage and culture.
He stated that today's generation is of English speaking and we feel guilty when we speak in Kannada, but we must have an agitation to speak our mother language. If you see in America when we speak our mother language we get response in the same but in India we don't get. Speaking about Dr Mohan Alva he said that if you pay the double amount to another person they may not be able to make a gathering such as this so successful. Dr Mohan Alva is an inspiration to all who look up to him. I appreciate his intelligence in selecting the 10 awardees, he added.
Home Minister M P Prakash gave the valedictory address. Finally Dr Chandrashekhar kambara gave presidential address.
MLA Abhayachandta Jain, Former minister K Amarnath Shetty were also present on this occasion. Dr Mohan Alva gave mementos to Dr D Veerendre Heggde and home minister M P Prakash.
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