Kannada Sahitya Sammelana is the premier gathering of writers, poets and kannadigas. It is held with the aim of preserving and developing Kannada language, its literature, arts, culture and music.
It was started in 1915 and held at Bangalore for the first time. It used to be inaugurated by prominent writers and poets from 1915 to 1948. Since then it has been ingurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Kannada Sahitya Parishat is responsible for holding the gathering.
Kannada Sahitya Sammelana 2011 has been celebrated on 4th February by Kannada Sahitya Parishat, which is the 77th Akila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana.
Kannada Saahithya Parishath is an Indian non-profit organisation that promotes the Kannada language. Its headquarters are in the city of Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka, India. Kannada Saahithya Parishath strives to promote Kannada through publishing books, organising literary seminars and promoting research projects. Kannada Saahithya Parishath also organises an annual conference on Kannada literature called, Kannada Sahithya Sammelana.