Aid pours in for sammelan

Staff Correspondent

Chitradurga: Even as work for the prestigious 75th Kannada Sahitya Sammelan is going on, monetary contributions are coming from unexpected quarters, much to the surprise of the organisers of the sammelan.

People from various walks of life, from schoolchildren to porters to civic workers, all have come forward to donate for the sammelan.

The four-day grand event, being held for the first time in Chitradurga, is scheduled to begin from January 29.

Besides the Government, industrialists, associations and entrepreneurs, the contribution has come from Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) hamals (porters) who have donated Rs. 10,000.

Not remaining behind, the civic workers have given Rs. 28,531. To share their contribution for the event, the workers of city institute have donated Rs. 8,000.

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