A rendition of poems by well-known Kannada poets in the form of music and dance will be the novelty of the four-day Alva’s Nudisiri-Virasat beginning on December 19.

An artist will attempt to depict the themes of the poems on the canvas as well. Poets such as K.S. Nisar Ahmed, H. Dhundiraj, Siddalingaiah, Subraya Chokkadi, Doddrangegowda, H.S. Venkatesh Murthy were among the poets participating in the event on different days.

The programmes will be held on different stages at Vidyagiri, Moodbidri.

The literary session on December 20 will be attended by writer Chandrasekhara Kambar and S.L. Byrappa; the session on politics the next day will be attended by former Minister S. Suresh Kumar and political leaders such as M.C. Nanaiah, and B.L. Shankar.

The session on media on December 22 will be attended by journalists such as Padmaraj Dandavate of Prajavani, Vishweshwar Bhat of Vishal Karnataka, and television serial producer and director T.N. Seetharam. Another session on December 21 at 4.45 p.m. will feature Kannadigas living outside Karnataka such as Nagaraj Aithal of the U.S., Purshotham Bilimale of New Delhi and border area resident Basavaraj Jagajampi of Belgaum.

Writer Vaidehi will inaugurate a student literary session on December 20.

On the same day a folk literary session will be begin with the address by Folk University Vice Chancellor Ambalike Hiriyanna. Minister for Agriculture Krishna Byregowda will inaugurate the Krishi Mela (agriculture fair) on December 20 at 11 a.m.

Five volumes will be brought out during the event titled Sirigannada (volume on Karnataka), Karavali Karnataka (coastal Karnataka), Kannada Vaijayanthi (border Karnataka), Sirihejje (volume Nudisiri Virasat) and Kannada Manassu (volume on speeches of all the 10 Nudisiri events held so far).

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