Mysore/Mysore: Announcing that it is planned to host a national editors meeting shortly after Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana which will take place in Haveri in April, Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Nadoja Dr Mahesh Joshi sought the cooperation of all editors and writers for the success of the event.
He was speaking at the farewell of the second state-level publishers’ conference organized by the Kannada Book Authority at Maharaja’s College Centenary Hall here on Tuesday.
Pointing out that a national level publishers’ conference was held in Bengaluru in 1977, Dr. Joshi maintained that no such conference had been held since then. Noting that no other state has book authority like Karnataka, he asserted that only Kannada books will be allowed in the stalls during Haveri Kannada Sahitya Sammelana.
Stating that the Parishat was sanctioned Rs. 20 crore for hosting the annual Kannada gathering, he affirmed that the money will be used wisely and wasteful expenses will be reduced.
Regretting that there are many grammatical errors in most Kannada books, Dr. Joshi suggested the Book Authority to hold workshops for proofreaders and writers.
The one-day editors’ conference passed five resolutions – to hold a meeting of editors and writers once a year; Expand the reach of Kannada posts on social media sites; Adaptation of technology by publishers to the spirit of the times; Raising the ceiling for buying books from 300 to 500 currently and paying a sum of money by the government to publishers for the books it bought during the same fiscal year.
Kannada Book Authority Chairman Dr. Nandeesh Hanche, Editor TS Chayapathi and others were present.