Kannada Sahitya Sammelana
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|Kannada Sahitya Sammelana(Kannada Literary Meet)|
ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನ
83rd Sahitya Sammelana logo
|Most recent||November 24 to 26 2017 in Mysore |
|Next event||2018 (Dharwad)|
|Website||Kannada Sahitya Sammelana|
Kannada Sahitya Sammelana (Kannada: ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನ) (Kannada Literature Conference) is the premier gathering of writers, poets and kannadigas. It is held with the aim of preserving and developing Kannada language, its literature, arts, culture and music. It was started in 1915 by H. V. Nanjundaiah and held at Bangalore for the first time. It used to be inaugurated by prominent writers and poets from 1915 to 1948. Since then it has been inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Kannada Sahitya Parishat is responsible for holding the gathering.
2017 83rd Sammelana
83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held from November 24 to 26 in Mysore. Chandrashekar Patil popularly known as Champa was the president this year(2017). 84th Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana will be held in Dharwad. 
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- Hunasavadi, Srikanth (29 January 2009). "Sahitya Parishat can do with more funds". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
- "Political parties should make commitment in poll manifesto on medium of instruction'". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
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