YODHA NAMANA CD RELEASE FUNCTION – 19 JANUARY 2019 Sadanakeri WhatsApp group started by Smt.Vathsala Suresh in September 2017 with a handful of likeminded persons has over 160 members today. The uniqueness of this group is that it has attracted people from different walks of life. Poets, writers, teachers, advocates, doctors, engineers, etc. are part of Sadanakeri. The specialty of this group is that it has members not only from different regions of Karnataka but also from other Indian states, United States of America, and Australia. Sadanakeri Sahitya Mattu Samskrutika Pratishtaana (Registered), with Dr.Siddalingaiah as its Honorary President, is an extension of this WhatsApp group. Dr.Aravinda Malagatti, President of Karnataka Sahitya Academy, inaugurated this Pratishtaana on the 26th of August 2018. First publications of the Pratishtaana - Bannada Gari (Collection of Poems), Banave (Collection of Short Stories), Adigallu (Collection of Articles), and Bhavadaleyali, Bhava Teerada Alegalu, Olavanada CDs were released on this occasion. Dr.Siddalingaiah, Sri.H.S.Venkateshamurthy, and Sri. Vasudeva Nadig has added value to these collections with their introduction. The Pratishtaana is working on organizing a symposium and publication of the book containing research articles based on Bendre & Kuvempu`s literary works in prose. Sadanakeri Sahitya Mattu Samskrutika Pratishtaana (Registered), which is engaged in various literary and musical activities, has embarked upon a socially relevant project – bringing out a CD, Yodha Namana, dedicated to the soldiers. This is a humble attempt to salute the brave soldiers who dedicated their lives to and died while serving the Nation. Pratishtaana intends to do its bit to the families of the soldiers who laid down their lives for the noble cause by utilising the entire proceeds of this project to support a few needy families of the deceased soldiers. The songs in this CD depict various facets of soldiers` life, their devoted service, pains and pride of mothers & spouses. Sadanakeri`s president Smt.Vatshala Suresh, Australia`s Mr.Krishna Prasad, Gangavati`s Dr.Shivakumar Mali Patil, Delhi`s Mr.Prasad Nayak, Mr.Shivananada Badiger & Mr.Palaksha Hagalavadi of Bangalore have penned touching poems for this CD. We believe that this CD, with music direction by Mr.Ram Prasad (an American resident and … of popular film song Mudal Kunigal Kere) and music direction by renowned music director Mr.Praveen D Rao, will appeal to music lovers. Smt.Ratnamala Prakash, Smt.Supriya Acharya, Mr.Gururaj Hosakote, Ms.Chinmayi Atreyas, Pushpa Jagadish of Australia, America`s Mr.Ram Prasad, Ms.Saumyashree, Ms.Sumedha, and Mr.Somashekar have lent their melodious voice. This CD will be released in a function to be held on 19th January 2019 at Dr.H.N.Kalakshetra, National College, Jayanagar, Bangalore. Many famous personalities including a few cine stars are likely to participate in this grand event. This CD will be released in America and Australia as well. A few NRIs have volunteered to support ten families of the deceased soldiers. Sadanakeri Sahitya Mattu Samskrutika Pratishtaana (Registered), appeals to all the people of Karnataka to generously contribute to this noble cause and make the event a grand success.