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Alva's Nudisiri this month-end

Special Correspondent


Over 3,000 students are expected to participate

H.S. Venkateshmurthy will inaugurate the meet


MANGALORE: A 3,000-strong college crowd is expected to be part of this year's Alva's Nudisiri, a three-day State-level literary meet organised at Moodbidri from October 29.

M. Mohan Alva, President of Alvas Education Foundation, which organises the event, said college students would be provided free accommodation and food at the meet. Award-wining coastal Karnataka writer Vaidehi will preside over the meet. He said the foundation hoped to get 3,000 to 5,000 students to participate in this year's event.

Book release, exhibition

He said the forum of the meet would be open for Kannada writers to release their books. An exhibition of books organised on the occasion would have about 70 stalls. He agreed to a suggestion to arrange for sales of CDs of Dakshina Kannada gazetteer on the occasion.

H.S. Venkateshmurthy will inaugurate the meet at 9.30 a.m. on October 29.Ms. Vaidehi will release Kannada Manassu: Samanvayadedege.

Experts and writers will deliberate on issues such as ‘religion and values,' ‘governance and values,' ‘present times and values' during the three-day event.

Shatavadhani R. Ganesh will deliver special lectures on values on October 29 and journalist Nagesh Hegde on Kannadigas and environment on October 31.

A poet's meet will attract bards such L.C. Sumithra, Satish Kulkarni, Lokesh Agasanakatte, who will speak on their source of inspiration and perspectives on various issues. “Kathasamaya” will see writers such as Mogalli Ganesh, Fakir Mohammad Katpady, Vasumathi Udupa and Vivek Shanubhag give their perspective on short stories.

Humour sessions will be conducted by popular names such as Pranesh, Krishanegowda and B.S. Keshav Rao.

A unique feature will be that they would mostly take up anecdotes from the writings of famous humour writers such as Beechi, Na. Kasturi and T.P. Kailasam while attempting to entertain people, Mr. Alva said.

About 100 writers have been invited to the meet that will feature a variety of cultural activities every day on four stages, Mr. Alva said.

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