HASSAN: District Minister H C Mahadevappa has urged KSP office-bearers and various organisations to maintain hygiene during the three-day 81st Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana to be organised at Shravanabelagola from February 1.
Volunteers should discharge their duties according to directions given by organisers for the success of the event, he added.
Chairing a meeting of the reception committee at the Zilla Panchayat here, he said the volunteers should ensure basic amenities for the visitors during the conference as lakhs of people will witness the programmes on all the three days.
He said he will urge the president of the State Government Employees’ Association Bagur Manje Gowda and other office-bearers to donate a day’s salary for the literary event.
The minister also directed the engineers of CESCOM to take steps to provide continuous power supply during the conference.
He said the literary conference helps promote and enrich Kannada language and also recall the history of the land. The organisations must also take steps to attract more publishers for the book fair at during the conference. The government had released Rs.20 crore for Shravanabelagola constituency to repair roads leading to Shravanabelagola, he added.
MLAs A Manju, H S Prakash, C N Balakrishna and Patel Shivaram, D C Umesh Kusugal, Zilla Panchayat CEO Upendra Pratap Singh and SP R D Channannavar, former MLC S M Anand and others were present on the occasion.