Children’s time to speak up

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The New Indian Express

By Sangamesh Menasinakai

14th March 2011 04:10 AM

  • Students were all ears at a session on children organised at Gandhi Bhavan as part of the World Kannada Meet in Belgaum on Sunday
    Students were all ears at a session on children organised at Gandhi Bhavan as part of the World Kannada Meet in Belgaum on Sunday

BELGAUM: It was time for kids to show their talent in science and literature at the Makkala Vichara Gosti organised as part of the World Kannada Meet on Sunday.

Yashas J of Shimoga received accolades from the audience for his speech on Kannada literature, art and language. He said Kannada has marvelous capacity to express and it will surely become world language in some time.

Rudrappa Hatti of Bailhongal said today’s Kannada was being polluted by words from other languages, especially English. Shivaputra Jadhav, Geeta Giddagoudra also spoke on the occasion.

Manisha Patil from Bijapur made complaints that Kannada papers were not available in any hotels and lodg es of Banga l o re.

Jayashree Hammannavar addressed the session of art and said folk meant not only songs but it was also a way of life and culture.

Vittal Joshi of Dharwad revealed that Kannada was more scientific than English.

Girish Bhat of Karwar and Vishwas Savadi also expressed their views on science.

Shweta Babali of Kittur presided over the meet. Students of Maheshwari School for blinds presented a prayer song and Navya Prabhu and team attracted the audience by their yoga performance.

 

INJUSTICE TO KIDS

Though it was a session for kids, Minister Jagadish Shettar, Karnataka Bala Vikas ACademy’s president Mahesh Tenginkai and Sri Dingaleshwar Swamiji of Balehosur took sufficient time for the inaugural session.

Both Shettar and Swamiji also did not listen to children. But organisers, who did not care about the time at inauguration, put time restrictions on paper presenters.

President of the session on science was allowed to speak only for one minute.

Yahsas J expressed his disappointment by saying: “I have to serve you a sea of Kannada language through only one glass.

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