The Objective of "Avalokana"
is to acquaint the public with the programmes of the department. Language, literature,
music, dance, the fine arts, folklore and the theatre - in these and numerous other
spheres the department has formed a wide range of programmes. The department is itself
directly implementing a number of these programmes while it has been extending assistance
to several institutions engaged in the promotion of culture
Background of the Department
The Directorate of Kannada and Culture was constituted in 1977, by combining the Kannada
Development. Wing of the Directorate of language and Kannada Development with the Culture
Wing of the Directorate of Text Books. The Directorate was mainly entrusted with a two
fold mission: the development of Kannada and the implementation of programmes conducive to
the development of literature and culture.