Book culture will survive only if we encourage reading habits – Sri Samskruti Subramanya

Mysuru, February 08, 2019: “Reading habit is always invaluable. It is beneficial to everybody irrespective of age. There are several publications catering to the needs of readers and book lovers. A knowledge-based culture that involves the role of an author, publisher, printer, editor and reader is called a ‘Book Culture’. This book culture will survive only if we encourage reading habits among the youth,” opined Sri Samskruti Subramanya, author and book advisor, Mysuru.
He participated in the “Book Publication: Editing Summit,” organized by the ‘Jaana-Jaaneyara Balaga’, Post Graduate Department of Kannada, JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science, in association with the Kannada Book Authority, Government of Karnataka. “The printing industry has witnessed revolutionary changes, but, editing has to improve. Mistakes do happen in all the sectors and printing is not an exception for this. But we have to rectify those mistakes, otherwise, it will pass on to the next generation. There will be more chances that they will continue committing the same mistake considering it to be correct. It can be rectified only through editing, it is not possible by technology, it requires human skill. Such summits will help improve these skills,” he said.
Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College inaugurated the summit and presided over the function. In his address, he said, “India ranks 7th in the world in terms of number of books published. The number of books being published is increasing year after year. We have to maintain quality. Hence, there is a demand for good quality editing. Today book publishing has developed as a huge industry and there are ample job opportunities. Hence, you can develop editing skills and get jobs.”
Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal, was present on the dais. Dr. B.S. Sudeep, HoD, Department of PG – Kannada, welcomed the guests and delivered the introductory speech.
The programme commenced with an invocation by Kum S. Nandini. While Sri Manojdev gave a vote of thanks, Kum. K.S. Pavitra compered. Lecturers, and students participated in the summit.