The first Karnataka Gadinada Sammelan (border Kannada meet) will be held on August 7 at the Municipal Conference Hall in Kasaragod under the chairmanship of the former president of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat Harikrishna Punaroor.

Nonagenarian Kannada writer Kayyara Kinhanna Rai, who was in the forefront of the agitation for merger of parts of Kasaragod district with Karnataka, will be presented the first Karnataka Gadinada Ratna award during the conference. The daylong meet will feature a seminar on Kerala-Karnataka border issues. “Gadinada Dhwani”, a Kannada periodical of Panaje, and Karavali Samskritika Pratishthana of Kasaragod, have jointly organised it.

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