District Kannada Sahitya Parishat presents Rajyotsava awards
Mysore/Mysuru: District Minister S.T. Somashekar said that the Government will release more funds for Mysuru development as well as for the activities of District Kannada Sahitya Parishat after January.
He was speaking at the District Kannada Rajyotsava Award conferment ceremony organised by Mysuru District Kannada Sahitya Parishat at the District Kannada Sahitya Parishat building in Vijayanagar on Monday.
Asserting that the Government was always supportive of the activities of Kannada Sahitya Parishat which has been striving for the survival and growth of Kannada, Somashekar maintained that he has been honest in meeting the requirements of various District Kannada Sahitya Parishats.
Lauding Mysuru District Kannada Sahitya Parishat for its work for the past several years, he said that it is happy to note that the Parishat has recognised those who are fighting for the cause of Kannada land and language.
Veteran Litterateur Dr. C.P. Krishna Kumar, who was the guest of honour, observed that prizes and awards can be got by two ways. While prizes and awards comes beckoning for deserving writers, on the other hand, the not so deserving will lobby for it.
Noting that we should also think about those achievers who have not got a prize or award, Dr. Krishna Kumar regretted that late writer Dejagow (D. Javaregowda) did not get Kendra Sahitya Academy award, which he richly deserved. Noting that those people who were less deserving than Javaregowda got the award, Dr. Krishna Kumar said that it is disappointing to note that the late veteran writer was deprived of the award, despite his immense contribution to literature.
A total of 16 personalities from different fileds were conferred District Kannada Rajyotsava award. The awardees are Dr. H.S .Sujatha (Literature), Kalappa of Periyapatna (Agriculture), Dr. A. Pushpa Iyengar, Vidyasagar Kadamba, Dr. J. Jayanth and Vikram Iyengar (Social service), Kavitha Kamath (Sugama Sangeetha), Rangadhamaiah (Kannada promotion), Dr. B.S. Manjunath (Blood donation promotion), N.B. Kaverappa (Painting), Dr. S.C. Suresh (Veterinary service), Y.S. Ramaswamy and Ningaraju Chittannanavar (Kannada work), Dr. T. Ravikumar (Medical service), B.K .Yadunath (Co-operation) and N. Ananthu (Yoga).
Also State Rajyotsava awardees – Dr. C. P. Siddashrama, Dr. V. Munivenkatappa, C. Maheshwaran, Dr. Puttasiddaiah, Dr.R.Ramakrishna, Dr. A.S.Chandrasekhar and N.S.Janardhanmurthy and members of Mysuru city Kannada Jagruti (A.S.Nagaraju, Sathanur Devaraj, Aravind Sharma, Sougandhika Jois and Dr. Mullur Nanjundaswamy) Samiti and Mysuru District Kannada Jagruti Samiti (Bherya Ramkumar and Dr. Vinodamma) were felicitated on the occasion.
MLA L. Nagendra presided. MUDA Chairman H.V. Rajeev, Kannada Development Authority Member Dr. Gubbigoodu Ramesh, MCC Additional Commissioner N.M. Shashikumar, Corporator M.U. Subbaiah, theatre personality Rajasekhar Kadamba, writers Prof. Kalegowda Nagawara, Maddikere Gopal, M. Chandrashekar, Mugur Nanjundaswamy and others were present.