For the first of its kind in history of Mysore Dasara, Dasara Kavi Sammelan will be hosted at five languages. The languages areKannada, Sanskrit, Tulu, Konkani, Kodava and Beary.
The decision has been taken by Dasara Kavi Sammelan Sub-Committee to promote poets of other languages and also to provide platform for all religious people.
Poets Srinivas Vara Khedi (Sanskrit), Vasanthkumar Parle (Tulu), Hamsa Malara (Beary), Kasturi Govindammaiah (Kodava) and Alwin Dunti (Konkani) will be presenting the poets at the sammelan.
As many as 85 poets from across state will be presenting their works at the sammelan from date back 10th century 'Gadhya Poet' to latest Kambara's Chakori Poet.
Disclosing this to media persons here on Wednesday, Sub-Committee President Prof KS Bhagwan said that Dasara Kavi Goshti has been rechristened as Dasara Kavi Sammelan (poet's meet) from this dasara and will be held from October 10 to 12.
The sammelan will be held under three categories such as Mahila Kavigosthi, Yuva Kavigoshti, and Pradhan Kavi Goshti. Mahila and Yuva Kavi Goshti will be held at JSS Women's College in Saraswathipuram respectively on October 10 and 11, while Pradhan Goshti on October 12 at Jaganmohan palace. Chiguru Kavigoshti which will be held for children has been cancelled this year.
The event will be inaugurated by Litterateur Chandrashekar Patil on October 10 at 10.30. Renowned Artiste KT Shivaprasad will be the chief guests. Noted writers Mallika Ghanti, Lakshmipathi, Narahalli Balasubramanya, Dr AR Mithra, Dr Kamal Hampana, Chanappa Valekar, BA Sanadhi and others will be present.
Poets who present their works are Sukanya Martuthi, MS Veda, Veena Bananje, K Neela, Anasyua Koble, Ratna Kalegowda, Dr Sunandamma;
Chanda Pasha, Veranna Madivala, Dwaranakunte Shathanna, N rajeshwari, Prakash, VM Manjunath, Gubbigudu Ramesh, Dr Netravathi, Shivaji Rao Ganesh, PV Narayan, Dr Rajappa Dalwoy, HS Umesh, Prof Varadaraju will be presenting Gadhyas. While poets Chandrashekar Thalya, Binadatta Desai, KT Chikkannada, Lokesh Agsanakatte, BM Hanish, and others to present Pradhan Kavi Goshti.
Discrimination in presenting honorarium
The Sub-Committee has decided to give an honorarium of Rs 1000 for poets who will representing Pradhan Kavigoshti, while Rs 500 for women and youngsters. When, questioned about this Prof KS Bhagwan said that following lack of fund they have decided to pay Rs 500 for women !