Mumbai has open minds:Jayanta Kaikini
Mumbai, Feb.16: Mumbai is a secular city. It has open minds. It is a magical city and no other city can be like Mumbai. People speaking different languages stay here. We are Mumbaiites like K.K.Hebbar’s line. Work is worship for Mumbaiites-said renowned writer Jayant Kaikini.
Dr. Jayant Goureesh Kaikini was awarded with ‘Sri Guru Narayana Literature Award 2015’ by the monthly magazine Akshaya of Billawa Association sponsored by M.B Kukyan-the ex-honorary chief editor of Akshaya Magazine . The programme was held at the Brahmashree Natayanaguru Auditorium, Santacruz (E) on Sunday.
Jayant Kaikini inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. Nityanada D Kotian –the president of the association presided over the function. Renowned writer Dr Sunita M Shetty was present as a honorary guest and she gave away the “Sri Gurunarayana literature” award to Jayant Kaikini.
Replying to the award Jayant Kaikini said, “We are moving back to the stone age though we are in a ultra modern society. We must become a part of unconditional emotions. There is no need to save Kannada. Kannada will save us. Culture should not become like a thing kept in the cupboard it is should be freed. Let us leave the outmoded beliefs and become anew. I thank you for felicitating me with this award and recognizing my 40 years work. Mumbai nourished me. It is a city of impassive love.”
V.Ga Nayak said, “Mumbai is the birth place for both of us. But we have settled down in Karnataka. Jealous is common among the writers. But we stay separate. I feel happy reading his works. The one, who gets honour without longing to have it, is a great thing. Kaikini is a worth person to receive this honour. He is an experienced writer and always highlights humanity in his writings.”
Sunita Shetty said that Kaikini is the worth choice for this award. M.B Kukyan opined that Narayana Guru is a great litterateur. He wrote in Sanskrit. I have sponsored this award to give back something to the world of literature. I feel happy that it has been awarded to a great writer. Nityananda D Kotian said that we should become human beings first leaving back religion, creed etc.
Raja V. Salian, Bhaskar V. Bangera, Shankara D. Poojary, Dr. U. Dhananjaya Kumar – the Vice Presidents of association, Mahesh C. Karkala – the Honorary Chief Treasurer, Shakuntala K. Kotian – the Executive President of Women wing were present on the dais and felicitated the awardees.
Jayaram G. Nayak, Santhosh K. Poojary, Mamatha Nayak – the staff of Akshaya monthly magazine were present. Dharmapal G. Anchan –the Honorary Chief Secretary of the association welcomed all and delivered introductory speech. Poetess Sharada A. Anchan recited the prayer. Dr. Ishwar Alevoor – the editor of Akshaya monthly magazine and Kusum Hejamady – the assistant editor compered the programme, read the letter of felicitation and proposed the vote of thanks. The night school children of Gurunarayana and children of local committee presented the cultural programme and dances.
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