The Department of Kannada organised Kannada Samskruthi program on 27th December 2017.
The Cheif Guest for the event were Dr. Doddarange Gowda and Dr. Rekha sethi.
Dr. Doddarange Gowda is an Indian poet and a lyricist working in Kannada cinema. He is a retired professor of Kannada and has published a number of anthologies. He has brought out several audio cassettes and CDs of his poems. Some of his noteworthy songs are Tera Yeri Ambaradaage and Notadaage Nageya Meeti of Parasangada Gendethimma , Nammoora Mandara Hoove of Aalemane , Sri Rama Bandavne of Paduvaaralli Pandavaru. He was also a Bharatiya Janata Party MLC.