Mangaluru: The Belthangady taluk committee of Akhila Bharatiya Sahitya Parishad, Karnataka held a preliminary meeting to prepare for the upcoming 3rd State Level Sahitya Sammelana to be held on December 25 and 26. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Dr M Mohan Alva, chairman, Alva’s Foundation at Sri Sharda Mantapa, Ujire.
Various committees for the upcoming literary festival was formed on the occasion and office-bearers for different units were selected. It was decided at the meeting that a final committee with representative of various units will be formed at a later date. Further, it was also decided unanimously that Dharmasthala Dharmadarshi Dr D Veerendra Heggade will be the honorary chairperson of the literary festival, while Mohan Alva was chosen as the chairman.
Among other office-bearers, Dr M M Dayakar was selected as working president, Dharanendra Jain, Ganapathi Bhat Kulamarva, Raghavendra Baipadithaya, Dr T. Krishnamurthy and Pushpavathi R Shetty were selected as vice-presidents. While Ramesh Mayya was selected chief secretary, Yadupathi Gowda, Ramakrishna Belalu and Usha Kiran Karanth were selected as secretaries and Muralikrishna Acharya, Suryanarayan Rao as well as Vanitha Shetty as joint secretaries with Attaje Keshav Bhat as treasurer.
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