New Delhi, Jan 18: The 25th All India annual Kannada Conference, showcasing the richness and culture of the language, will begin in the National Capital Territory Region of Delhi on April 5.
Organised by Dehali Kannadiga, a monthly magazine published from the capital, the two-day conference will be inaugurated by veteran Gandhian and former Karnataka Minister Haranahalli Ramaswamy. Former Syndicate Bank Chairman and Registrar Academy of General Education Manipal K K Pai will preside over the event.
Over 1000 delegates from various parts of the country are likely to take part in the conference which will provide a window to Kannada culture, music, literature, Dehali Kannadiga Editor M B Samaga said in a statement.
The Conference will pass a resolution seeking a Classical language status to Kannada which figures in United Nations's list of ten oldest living languages of the world.
A resolution, expressing gratitude to the Railways for resuming the Bangalore-Mangalore passenger service after ten long years will also be passed at the meet. The train service passing through picturisque Western Ghats was discontinued for undertaking guage conversion.