KARNATAKA

Preserve local culture: VC

Correspondent



Study centre of Kannada University inaugurated at Kurubanakatte



Kurubanakatte (Chamarajanagar Dist.): The Vice-Chancellor of the Kannada University, Hampi, A. Murigeppa, has stressed the need for establishing centres in different parts of the State to study local culture.

He was speaking at a function to mark the inauguration of the “Desi Samskriti” Study Centre (a centre to study local culture) of the university, organised jointly by the university and the Manteswamy Prathistana, Mysore, here on Saturday.

Local culture had its roots in the folklore propagated orally by people, he said and added that this culture had to be preserved. He said that the university had signed a memorandum of understanding with the prathistana to work towards spreading the local culture of the region.

Registrar of the university H.C. Boralingaiah, folklore expert, who inaugurated the centre, stressed the need to enrich the culture of working class people.

Poems on Manteswamy and Mahadeshwara were composed, sung and propagated orally by people of the region, he said. The centre would make efforts to preserve our local culture, he added.

Funds

Secretary of the prathistana Dattesh submitted a memorandum to public representatives on the occasion seeking funds for constructing a building, library and “Kalashala” at the centre.

The former Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University, D.V. Urs, has donated several books to the centre. This is the fourth such study centre set up by the university in the State.

Krishna Murthy Hanur delivered the keynote address. Devotees of the Dharage Doddavaru Gadduge Math were present.

President of the prathistana Prabhudevaraje Urs and Chamarajanagar MP Shivanna were among those present on the occasion.

The prathistana had organised “Samvada” and “Kavi Goshti” programmes on the occasion.

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