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Kannada needs Help!
- Sameer Managoli

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Nanna modala patrakke (Can this be a solution for Mr. Kannadiga !!) anekara uttara bandide!! Aa uttaradinda naanu nanna modala praytnada guri tilisuttene. I believe all kannadigas will respond and come out with solutions for solving this problem.

The Library of Congress Office, New Delhi, is one of the six overseas offices administered by the African/Asian Acquisitions and Overseas Operations Division of the Library. These offices acquire, catalog, preserve, and distribute library and research materials from countries where such materials are essentially unavailable through conventional acquisitions methods.

There are floors of books of other Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu etc.. and its pity to know that we have only one shelf in a single cupboard .

If you go to the link http://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/kannada.html .. and check the page.. Do you see the books there? You will be surprised that Kannada section hardly has books of 3 authors and less than 100 books. Is it not a shame for us that a winner of 7 jnanapeethas and several thousands of great books written is not represented at all ? There were/are great authors and their works are being disrespected?

I came to know that library of congress is very happy to keep our Kannada books provided we give them. But nobody has come forward so far.
 

In spite of several government bodies for preserving kannada exists, nothing useful has been done. Nobody is interested in these kind of works. They are paid lakhs of rupees every month for their employees, making it a sheer waste of money.

I feel its high time that we must take action now instead of blaming the government or throwing mud on others.

My suggestion to people is to please buy good kannada Books (3 copies) and donate it to Library of Congress. This way we not only preserve kannada, but we also keep Kannada, its rich culture and heritage and the world will recognize it.

I also came to know top books are out of print because nobody cares. This will prove very costly for kannada, If we do not take any action now. I also request to all kannadiga if he/she needs more information on how to donate the kannada books, here is the website.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/

if you want any information please let us know. I really thank for all kannadigas whoever donates the books and lets take a first step in our revolution.!!

Sirigannadam Gelge!!

Sameer Managoli

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OKC: If you agree or disagree with what Sri. Managoli has to say, please say so, send us a email, send us your opinions.. It is a wellknown fact that kannada is becoming like a Bengal Tiger (in the path of extinction) at least in Bangalore. Do you think that's OK ? If you do.. let us know why ? If you think, its not OK (like many others).. then come out and join the people to make it better.. One way or the other DO SOMETHING!! 


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