K’taka Jain community opposes bid to rename B’luru road named after Jain poet


BENGALURU:With the proposal mooted by Karnataka Sahitya Parishat, the nodal company for promotion of Kannada language has run into an controversy with the Karnataka Jain group opposing the thought of ​​renaming the arterial AdiKavi Pampa highway of the Chamarajpet locality in Bengaluru.

The president of Karnataka Sahitya Parishat, Mahesh Joshi has despatched a proposal to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to rename AdiKavi Pampa Street as ‘Kannada Sahitya Parishat Street’. Karnataka Jain Affiliation has registered a robust protest on this regard.

The affiliation has acknowledged that such a transfer is an insult to the Jain poet. Kannada litterateurs have additionally objected to the proposal. They preserve that AdiKavi Pampa has a particular place within the realms of Kannada literature.

Representatives of the Jain group from throughout Karnataka have submitted a memorandum to the President of the Parishat requesting withdrawal of the proposal to vary the highway’s title.

AdiKavi Pampa Street is located between a brief stretch of the Minto Hospital and Makkala Koota Park. The Parishat has grand plans of elevating this complete stretch of highway to advertise Kannada language. The workplace bearers of the Parishat have additionally determined to satisfy Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on this regard.

Mahesh Joshi has defended the proposal to vary the title as the choice has been made after learning roads being developed on particular themes in international nations. “This stretch of road will be elevated in such a way that it is going to be a feast for lovers of Kannada language,” he stated.

“The plan is being made in such a way that every tourist who visits Bengaluru would be compelled to visit this stretch. All stakeholders on this stretch of road have been invited to discuss the proposal,” he defined.

“Statues of major Kannada litterateurs would come up, Kannada songs would be played and special lighting arrangements would be made, popular statements by Kannada writers would be installed as per the proposal,” Mahesh Joshi acknowledged.

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