Mangaluru: Veteran writer Dr S L Bhairappa was felicitated during the two-day Mangaluru Lit Fest 2018 at the TMA Pai Convention Centre. The event has been organised with the theme "The Idea of Bharath." Dr N Vinay Hegde, Chancellor of Nitte Deemed to be University honoured Bhairappa with a shawl, a peta and citation.
Bhairappa described Dakshina Kannada as a model district in the state, he said it has been possible due to its love for education, discipline and the hard working nature of the people.
Chakravarthi Sulibele delivered the felicitation address. Several persons including actress Malavika, former MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, RSS leader Kalladka Prabhaker Bhat and others were present.