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Contestant promises focus on transparency

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S. Vidyashankar says he will improve functioning of KSP


He has worked as teacher for 36 years

Seeks five-year-term for KSP office-bearers




Keen on progress: S. Vidyashankar addressing presspersons in Hassan on Sunday.

HASSAN: Writer S. Vidyashankar, who is one of the contestants for the post of State president of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KSP), the elections to which will be held on August 24 at all taluk centres, said he will maintain transparency in the administration of the body and take its activities to the doorsteps of the common man, if elected.

Addressing presspersons here on Sunday, he felt the parishat elections should be held once in five years as the present three-year term was too short to achieve any substantial progress. “When MLAs and MPs are elected for a five-year-term, why shouldn’t office-bearers of the parishat? he asked.

Literary needs

Mr. Vidyashankar wanted the parishat to meet the literary needs of all Kannadigas and added that comprehensive information about Kannada language and culture should be made available to the people under one roof.

“I will improve the quality of the monthly magazine published by the parishat and also utilise the services of information technology companies to ensure the development of the language,” he promised.

He said he had worked as teacher for more than 36 years in Bangalore University and had also served as member of the university Senate. Mr. Vidyashankar said conferences conducted by the parishat should be qualitative and while honouring people, judges should be very selective.

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