Without an ideological background, literature cannot grow: Kapase
“Without any reflection and contemplation, a literary work cannot be produced. Literature requires a group and an organization. And without any ideological background, literature cannot develop,” writer Gurulinga Kapase said on Saturday.
Inaugurating the 14th ‘Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelana’ in Dharwad on Saturday, Gurulilnga Kapase said Kannada writers were study-oriented and believed in contemplation and that was the reason why Kannada literature was held in high esteem among Indian literary works. “This is the reason why Kannada writers have received so many Jnanpith awards,” he said.
Emphasizing the need for ideologically grounded thinking, Kapase said such literary conferences have spawned new writers and the production of higher quality literary works.
Expressing his concerns about the war between Ukraine and Russia, he said that as civilizations advance, more and more bombs fall from the sky. “Lack of love and harmony is the fundamental reason for such wars, world peace can only be achieved through peace and harmony. It is urgent that all countries reflect on this,” he said. -he declares.
Delivering the keynote, writer Siddalinga Pattanashetti said that only when Kannadigas come closer to Kannada will the language survive and progress. All should be involved in the task of building Kannada, he said.
Professor Pattanashetti felt that in addition to religious texts, a book of the Constitution should be kept at home and commoners should know about it.
He also stressed the need for science and business education in Kannada and universities should work in this regard so that they can get rid of the label of inefficiency. “Kannada doesn’t have to become a golden language, but it should be ‘annada bhashe’ (language that gives you sustenance)”.
Professor Pattanashetti also pointed out the need to compile a dictionary of the words of the various Kannada dialects, as each district had its own set of Kannada vocabulary.
Presiding over the inaugural session, Legislative Council Speaker Basavaraj Horatti pledged to secure grants for an auditorium for the sahitya parishat in Dharwad. He said that compared to other districts, Dharwad, Gadag and Haveri districts still had pure Kannada language.
The Responsible Minister of Halappa Achar District, Minister of Hand Weaving, Textiles and Sugar Shankar Patil Munenakoppa, Professor MLC SV Sankanur spoke about Dharwad’s contribution to the literary world and various pro-Kannada movements.
The role of parents is crucial
‘Sammelanaadhyaksha’ Ramakanth Joshi highlighted the role of parents in the preservation and development of Kannada. “Parents’ attraction to English has limited Kannada to the spoken world. The survival of Kannada is in the hands of the parents,” he said.
He categorically stated that English could never be the ‘language of life’ in Karnataka and due to bad decisions and policies, the educated youngsters neither knew English nor fluent in Kannada. “However, Kannada has been preserved in Kannada village schools, but there too fascination with English was growing nowadays, which is alarming,” he said.
Emphasizing the need to realize that only an education in one’s native language will lead to a good understanding of the concepts, Mr. Ramakanth Joshi said that giving an education in one’s native language is the only solution to save Kannada.
President of Karnataka Bal Vikas Academy Iranna Jadi, President of Dharwad Zilla Kannada Sahitya Parishat Lingaraj Angadi, President of Karnatak Vidyavardhaka Sangha Chandrakanth Bellad, Former Legislative Council Speaker Veeranna Mattikatti, Sharanappa Kotagi and others were present.
Earlier “Sammelanaadhyaksha” of the previous Literary Gathering, Basavaraj Sadar symbolically handed over the Kannada flag to Mr. Joshi. A colorful procession preceded the inaugural session. Mr. Joshi and his wife Sridevi were brought to the scene in a decorated float.