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World Kannada meet in Belgaum from March 11 to 13


The Kannada chariot will be inaugurated on March 4

It will have pictures of temples and artistes


Karwar: The Kannada chariot that will be taken around in the Uttara Kannada district will be inaugurated at Sadashivagad on March 4, according to Uttara Kannada Deputy Commissioner B.N. Krishnaiah.

The chariot would be used to inform people about the world Kannada meeting in Belgaum on March 11, 12 and 13. The chariot would leave for Belgaum on March 10.

Mr. Krishnaiah told presspersons on Tuesday that the chariot would spread knowledge about the history, art and culture of Uttara Kannada district. The front portion of the Kannada chariot would bear the symbol of the World Kannada meet while its two sides would bear pictures of Jain temples and the temples of Gokarn, Yana, Murdeshwar, Bhuvaneshwar and Marikamba, besides Magod falls, warships and the Ulavi temple. Apart from this, the pictures of artistes, poets and writers of Uttara Kannada such as Dinakar Desai, Ramachandra Hegde Chittani, Sukri Bommu Gowda, B.A Sanadi and Yashwant Chittal would be displayed on the chariot.

The chariot would be inaugurated at 8.30 a.m. on March 4 at Sadashivgad. Ministers, MLAs and MPs would participate in the function. Different troops of artistes, folk dancers, writers, Scouts and Guides would participate. For this, a committee led by Joint Director of Industrial Department and Deputy Director of Public Instruction was formed, Mr. Krishnaiah said.

The Kannada chariot would be welcomed in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Karwar. Along with the chariot, two buses with artists and officials would leave, he added.

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