'Kanaka Shree' Award for Prof A V Navada

Published: 09th November 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

Siddaramaiah

BENGALURU: The prestigious literary award ‘Kanaka Shree’ was conferred on Prof A V Navada at an event held at the Ravindra Kalashetra on Saturday.

The former professor of Hampi University was given the award for his contribution to research work on Kanaka Dasa. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah while speaking about the poet said Kanaka Dasa’s teachings were relevant even today.

“The whole state celebrated his birthday today. More people should know about his life and  message,” he said. Two books highlighting Kanaka Dasa’s life and one audio book were also released at the event. “We are trying to translate Kanaka Dasa’s works into many languages including foreign languages,” said Siddaramaiah.

“Kanaka Dasa does not belong to a single caste or religion. He is above it all and that’s how all of us should aim to be,” he said.

Umashree, Minister for Kannada and Culture said the department was working towards spreading Kanaka Dasa’s message far and wide. Mayor Shantakumari and  others were present. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp