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Sahitya sammelan begins in Deodurga today

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Well-prepared: Over 15,000 people are expected to participate in the two-day Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelan in Deodurga town.
Well-prepared: Over 15,000 people are expected to participate in the two-day Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelan in Deodurga town.

Staff Correspondent

Baraguru Ramachandrappa to inaugurate the sammelan

The former judge of the Supreme Court Shivaraj Patil to chair the meet

Actor Ambareesh to participate in the sahitya sammelan on Sunday

Deodurga: Deodurga, which considered as one of the most educationally backward areas in the State, is all set to host the two-day Seventh Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelan from Saturday.

The town, which is hosting the cultural and literary for the first time, bears a festive look. The venue of the sammelan at the sprawling Taluk Agricultural Produce Cooperative Marketing Society (TAPCMS) grounds has been decorated with colourful Kannada flags and banners of chief guests. The former judge of the Supreme Court Shivaraj Patil has been selected as the Chairperson of the sammelan. Writer Baraguru Ramachandrappa will inaugurate the sammelan. Actor Ambareesh is expected to be present on the concluding day.

K. Shivangouda Naik, Minister for Library, Small Savings and Lottery and the Chairman of the Reception Committee of the sammelan, is in the town supervising the arrangements being made.

The mantapa has been named after Jolada Hedagi Badesab, a well-known personality among the Dasas from this region. The main stage has been named after Shantarasa, a noted writer from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

A decorated arch at the main entrance of the mantapa has been named after Babbi Bacharasa, a well-known name among Sharanas in the district.

The organisers are expecting participation of over 15,000 people. The kitchen committee has made arrangements to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to the participants. Accommodation and transportation facilities have been made.

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