BANGALORE: Jnanpith Awardee Dr Chandrashekar Kambar was felicitated by the Vishwakarma community at Ravindra Kalakshetra on Sunday.
Part of the community, the poet, playwright and writer was honoured with the tag of being the pride of the community, state and the country.
Present at the event were various religions leaders from the community who conferred the honour on Dr Chandrashekhar Kambar and his wife Satyabhama.
Throwing light on the fact that many regional languages do not receive enough recognition, former Secretary General of the Lok Sabha P D T Acharya said that creativity of such litterateurs should be applauded.
“Regional writers, like Dr Kambar are not given their due recognition outside the state.
Regional languages have a lot of creativity and have contributed to literature, but they are hardy recognised whereas English writers are recognised all over the world,” he observed. Also present at the event, Labour Minister B N Bache Gowda applauded the efforts of the noted poet and assured the community of more facilities.
Claiming that the government would allot money for the development of maths, schools and community halls for this group, he said, “The Chief Minister has accepted the proposal to handover 10 acres of land in Dakshina Kannada district for the development of a religious school for the Vishwakarma community.” His efforts were applauded by the entire community that had gathered in huge numbers to felicitate the poet.