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'It is the responsibility of society to promote Sharana Sahitya, which does not belong to any particular mutt or community'

SHIMOGA: Bangalore-based Basava Samiti president Aravind Jatti has said that the translation of Sharana Sahitya into Tamil is almost complete and it will be published soon.

Inaugurating Sharana Sahitya Sammelana here on Sunday organised to mark the 94th death anniversary of Guru Basava Mahaswamiji of Bekkinakalmutt, he said the translation of Sharana Sahitya into Malayalam will be taken up at the earliest.

Decrying the tendency to view Sharana Sahitya, which represents the culture of the State, in poor light, he said it is the responsibility of society to promote Sharana Sahitya, which does not belong to any particular mutt or community.

Efforts

Mr. Jatti emphasised the need to popularise Sharana Sahitya in North India, which is possible only through concerted efforts. He said that Sharana Sahitya has been propagated in 300 colleges in the State in the past three years.

Mallikarjun Murugarajendra swamiji of Bekkinakalmutt and Shivanand Shivacharya swamiji of Hiremutt of Tumkur were present.

Former MP Ayanur Manjunath, Shimoga MLA K.S. Eshwarappa, councillors Sheela Jagdish and Nirmal Kashi, Basaveshwara Veerasaiva Samaja Seva Sangha president H.S. Shankar and Shimoga District Consumers' Forum president K.M.S. Chandrashekaraiah were present.

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