Mysuru: Dr. U. R. Ananthamurthy Sahithyasakthara Balaga, Gokulam 3rd Stage, has sponsored two literary events to commemorate the work and contribution of Jnanpith awardee Dr. U. R. Ananthamurthy (URA) on June 9 (Saturday) at Sree Cauvery First Grade College in Kuvempunagar.
A Kannada essay contest on Dr. URA’s life and works for PU and high school students from rural areas will be conducted from 10 am on that day. Prizes will be awarded under PU and School categories. Cash prizes of Rs.3000, Rs.2000 and Rs.1000 have been instituted in memory of J. Nagapadma.
Anantha Smarane, the literary event which will bring together his admirers, critics and readers will begin at 11 am at the same venue. Prof. T.R.S. Sharma, Prof. Vijaya Vaman and Prof. O.L. Nagabhushana Swamy will speak. Esther Ananthamurthy will be the chief guest. Prof. K.C. Belliappa will preside.
The event also presents an exhibition of Dr. URA’s books, photographs and paper clippings. For details, contact Mob: 94499-92846, according to a press release from Prof. B. N. Balajee, Convener of the event.