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Basavanna's birth anniversary observed in Delhi

Tuesday - Apr 24, 2012, 06:55pm (GMT+5.5)
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New Delhi - A large numbers of Kannada writers, artists and academicians from the national capital on Tuesday celebrated the birth anniversary of the 12th century poet Basavanna, who was a noted mystic and ardent social reformer.

The editor of Dehali Kannadiga, M.B. Samaga, who inaugurated the celebration said, 'Basavanna caused a revolution in Kannada literature both in form and content and raised the common man and the outcaste to divine heights '.

He urged the Central Government to start a train between Hubli and Delhi to be named after Basavanna. Samaga also demanded the Karnataka Government to start a Karnataka Cultural Museum, a common guest house and working women hostel in Delhi in memory of Basavanna.

The celebration was organized by Dehali Kannadiga, a monthly published from Delhi.





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