Monday, February 27, 2017


Sunday 26th February 2017
TaralaBalu Kendra, R T Nagar, NammaBengaluru

Shivarma Karantha Vedike, R T Nagara, Bengaluru organized third program for the month, Birth Centenary Celebrations of Dr GopalaKrishna Adiga ((1918 - 1992), one of the distinguished poets of his time. He was one of the greatest practitioners of modernist tradition (Navya) in Kannada literature.

Lighting lamp - Inauguration 
To commemorate birth centenary occasion, distinguished scholars were invited to give lecture on Adiga's literature. Nadoja Dr Nisar Ahmed, Nityotsava fame poet, Dr Basvaraj Kalgudi, Eminent writer, Sri S R Vijaya Shankar,  distinguished critic and Sri B V Kedilaya, Senior scholar and critic , being the chairperson.

P C Chadaga, Nisar Ahmed, S R VijyaShankar, Basavaraj Kalgudi, B V Kedilya
"Just like one owes a lot to the society, one also feels indebted to the poet, as in case of GopalaKrishna Adiga, for opening the eyes of an entire generation."

The program began with an invocation song followed by welcome and introduction of guests by P. ChandraShekara Chadaga, who has been managing the Vedike in various capacities, a sincere, hard-working and a dedicated fan of Kota Shivarma Karanth.

with Nisar Ahmed
"Hanathe" - released 

Dr Nadoja Nisar Ahmed spoke about his association with Adiga and elaborated his thinking on poetry and the issues.

Sr S R VijayaShankar, in his address narrated some incidences with GopalaKrishnaAdiga and the great depth of his poetry and literature.

Dr BasavaRaj Kalgudi, speaking on Adiga's poetry and literature highlighted greatness and firm belief in his ideology and thinking.

Sri B V Kedilaya, a powerful speaker and a well read person, recently released a book on Adiga, "ADIGA - NENAPU ADIGADIGE", spoke in his usual style, with humour and facts.

The program ended with vote of thanks by deputy secretary.

written Monday 27th Feb 2017


  1. Coool! You may have got Mr Adiga's dates wrong? (1918 - 1922)?

    1. You are right.... It is (1918 - 1992),Thanks for your attention..