Mysuru: Marking Kempegowda Jayanti, Mysuru Sharana Mandali had organised a function at Maneyangala in Kalamandira premises here yesterday.
MLA Vasu presented ‘Kempegowda Award’ to senior co-operative Y.N. Shankaregowda, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Dr. Y.D. Rajanna, Progressive farmer Malara Puttaiah and Negilayogi Organising Secretary Sumitra Ramesh in recognition of their achievement in various fields.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. M.R. Ravi, Chief Executive Officer, Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat, opined that Nadaprabhu Kempegowda was not just a political wizard but also a visionary with far-sightedness par excellence made evident by the evolution of Bengaluru.
However, he alleged that only Kings walked out with top honours and recognition but not the second line of rulers who too were instrumental in governing smaller areas.
Former President of District Kannada Sahitya Parishat Maddikere Gopal, Mandali President Mugur Nanjundaswamy, Convenor M. Chandrashekar and others were present.