Mangaluru: The Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister U T Khader hoisted the flag and inspected guard of honour at the Kannada Rajyotsava celebration organized by the district administration at Nehru Maidan here on Thursday, November 1st.
Speaking on the richness of Kannada language, Mr Khader said, “Kannada is the only language which has bagged 8 Jnana Peetha awards. I salute all great personalities who brought these awards to our Kannada soil. They are the treasure of our language and culture. At the same time we should introspect how much we are passionate about our language and the state. Has our love for language only limited for a day? It should not be like that. It should be continuous.”
District level Rajyotsava award to 18
18 people were conferred the district level Rajyotsava award by the DK administration. The awardees include Kumar Pernaje (Agriculture), Shekar Bhandary (Literature), Bondala Sachidananda Shetty (Education), P M Hasanabba Moodbidri (Music), Dinaker Indaje (Journalism), Laxman Kunder (Journalism), Vidwan Shravan Ullal (Dance), Nagesh A (Sports), Master Mohammed Shamil Arshad (Sports) , John Chandran (Fine arts), Sadashiva Ameen ( Fine arts), Chandrashekar Nanil (Social work), Dr A Shashikanth Jain ( Social work (Yoga)), Shanker B Shetty Virar ( Social work), Kurnadu Shivanna Acharya ( Janapada), Gopala Shibaruru ( Janapada), Dr Manorama Rao (Medicine), Dr Dinesh Kadam ( Medicine).
District level Rajyotsava award for organizations
Many organizations were awarded the District level Rajyotsava award including Thekkil Grameenabhivridhi Prathistana, Arantod, Sullia (Social work), Billava Seva Samaja Kankanady, Garodi ( Social work), Mata Amrithanandamayi Seva Samithi Sultan Battery ( Social work), Kadri Nrithya Vidyanilaya Charitable Trust, Kadri (Social work), Tannir Bavi Mulugu Tajnyara Tanda ( Social work), Mangaluru Yantrika Meenugaarara Prathamika Sahakari Sangha ( Social work) and Mother Theresa Home for the Dying and Destitute, Falnir (Social work).
Nalin Kumar, MP, Vedavyas Kamath, MLA, Meenakshi Shanthigodu, president, D K Zilla Panchayat and other representatives and governmental officials took part in the celebrations. School children exhibited cultural activities. For the first time in DK, the commands for the march past were given in Kannada.