Staff Correspondent

Bidar: The State president of the Dalit Sahitya Parishat, Arjun Golasangi, on Tuesday said the members of the parishat will organise the second two-day Akhil Karnataka Dalit Sahitya Sammelan at Ranga Mandir in Bidar from October 24.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Golasangi said that the first Akhil Karnataka Dalit Sahitya Sammelan that was held in Bijapur district last year was a success.

At this year’s sammelan here, Dalit thinkers, people associated with Dalit literature, culture, and organisation, elected representatives, and followers of the Buddha, Basaveshwara, and Ambedkar will participate.

Mr. Golasangi said writer and Dalit thinker Aravind Malagatti will be the chairman of the sammelana. Mr. Malagatti had been chosen in recognition of his services to Dalit literature, he added.