The literary meets are the only occasions where socio-economic, cultural and literary issues of Kannadigas are discussed, said former president of Kannada Sahitya Parishat, prof Chandrashekhar Patil (Champa).
Delivering the valedictory address at Dharwad district Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Kala Bhavan here on Sunday, Champa said such meets provided a platform to people having real concern for the native land and language to come together and discuss issues concerning their lives.
Rejecting charges that the successive governments in the state of not doing enough for the promotion of Kannada, Champa said after unification of Karnataka, all the governments in the state had encouraged Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KSP) and other Kannada organizations by providing necessary facilities. Saying that KSP had never faced shortage of funds, Champa claimed that it is doing a good job. "No other state had such an active Parishat," he added.
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