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.[1] 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.

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana(Kannada Literary Meet)
ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನ
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GenreKannada literature
Frequency1 year
Years active105
Most recentFebruary 2020 in Kalburgi
Next event2021 in Haveri
Patron(s)Karnataka Government
WebsiteKannada Sahitya Sammelana

Recently heldEdit

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 Sammelana held at Dharwad during January 2019 chandrashekara kambara was the president. The 85th Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana was held in February 2020 at Kalburgi. H. S. Venkateshamurthy held the presidency of this event.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hunasavadi, Srikanth (29 January 2009). "Sahitya Parishat can do with more funds". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 2 January 2011.

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