The Akhila Karnataka Dasa Sahitya Sammelan will be organised at the Zilla Rang Mandir here on January 9 and 10. Vasant Kushtagi of Gulbarga has been elected president of the sammelan. Krishna Kolhar Kulkarni, researcher, will inaugurate it. Siddeshwar Swami of Jnyana Yogashrama, Bijapur, and Sri Basavalinga Pattaddevaru of Bhalki Hire Math will be present, Dasa Sahitya Parishat president B.M. Amarwade told presspersons.
Minister for Kannada and Culture Govind M. Karjol will release ‘Dasa Siri’, a souvenir on the occasion. N. Dharam Singh, MP, will inaugurate a painting exhibition. Resource persons like Jayadevi Gaekwad, Raghunath Hadpad, Soogaiah Hiremath, Shivaling Hede, Vinayak Joshi, and others will speak on various aspects of Dasa Sahitya on the first day.
A poetry recital session will be held on January 10. Ustad Hussein Sab will present ‘Dasa Vani’ singing performance at noon.
Later, critics Jyoti Hosur and Pawan Kumar Kuknoor will speak on the relevance of Dasa Sahitya. Several writers and social workers will be felicitated.