New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will disclose translated volumes of Vachana, penned by 12th century social activist Basavanna and other saints in 23 Indian languages, on the social reformer’s birth anniversary today.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also reveal the digital version of the work at the 1st ever celebration of Basava Jayanthi at the national level in New Delhi.
Vachana is a prosaic form renowned in the Kannada literature which spreads values of universal brotherhood.
This style of writing was used by Basavanna for spreading social consciousness and brings equality in the society in the 12th century.
The 23 Vachana volumes, edited by honored literary scholar late M M Kalburgi and translated by more than 200 people, was commissioned by the Bengaluru-based Basava Samithi at a cost of 2.5 crore rupees of which, the Karnataka government contributed 1 crore rupees.
Inauguration of the work by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help spread Basavanna’s ideology and philosophy across the country.
The event also happens together with golden jubilee of Basava Samiti, set up by former Vice President B D Jatti in 1964 with an intention to spread Basavannas message across India.