Kannada poet Basavanna's birth anniversary observed in Delhi

   May 14, 12:58 pm

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): A large number of Kannada writers, artists and academicians from the national capital today celebrated the birth anniversary of the 12th century poet Basavanna, who was a noted mystic and ardent social reformer.

The editor of Dehali Kannadiga, M.B. Samaga, who inaugurated the celebration said, 'Basavanna caused a revolution in Kannada literature both in form and content and raised the state's common man and the outcaste to divine heights '.

He urged the Central Government to start a train between Hubli and Delhi to be named after Basavanna and declare national holiday for Basava Jayanthi.

The celebration was organized by Dehali Kannadiga, a monthly published from Delhi. (ANI)

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