Book ‘Kaggataleya Khandadalli’ released
Mysore/Mysuru: Former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of University of Mysore (UoM) Prof. K.S. Rangappa has advised the youths to cultivate the habit of reading books instead of searching on Google to get the required information and knowledge.
He was speaking after releasing the book ‘Kaggataleya Khandadalli,’ authored by Dr. Arkalgud Neelakanta Murthy, at a programme organised by Vaidyavartha Prakashana, Mysuru, at the Institution of Engineers-India (IEI) auditorium on JLB Road here recently.
Prof. Rangappa opined that by reading books one can understand the subject better and acquire more knowledge.
Soft copies can be included in digital library
Department of Public Libraries Director Dr. Sathishkumar S. Hosamani, who too spoke, said that if writers and publishers give soft copies of their books and publications to the Department, they will be included in the digital library.
“The digital library was started in Karnataka during COVID period, which now has 3.25 crore registered members. Of these, there are about 1.25 crore members in Bengaluru, 21 lakh people in Mangaluru, 18 lakh in Udupi, 13 lakh in Haveri and 12.74 lakh in Mysuru district. One can become a member by registering their names in the Department’s website,” he added.
Retired CFTRI Scientist Kollegal Sharma spoke about the book. Sri Ilai Alwar Swamiji, Ursu Mandali President HMT Lingaraje Urs, writer Dr. Arkalgud Neelakanta Murthy, Anveshana Seva Trust Founder President Amarnath Raje Urs, Vaidyavartha Prakashana Founder-President Chutuku Yugacharya Dr. MGR Urs and others were present.