Eshwarappa receives 'Krishna-Kanaka' award

Eshwarappa receives 'Krishna-Kanaka' award

Speaking after receiving the ‘Sri Krishna-Kanaka Anugraha award’ conferred on him by Paryaya Shiroor mutt seer Sri Laxmivaratheertha Swamiji here at “Kanakadasa Jayanti Utsav” jointly organised by Sri Krishna mutt, district administration, Zilla Panchayat, Kannada and Culture Department Udupi and Kanakadasa Study Research Centre, Udupi at Rajangana, Eshwarappa said that the temple town of Udupi stands as a testimony for equality.

“The pilgrim centre is one of the places where both upper class and lower strata of society live in harmony with each other. The essence of message delivered by Lord Krishna by embracing a person belonging to lower caste should be a model to all,” he said.

“We come across many people who resort in to activities to disturb the harmony of the society for their personal gains. Such people should be strongly condemned,” he said.
Stating that equality should be the sole motive of any welfare state, the BJP President promised that he would spread the message of unity.

Speaking on the occasion, Higher Education Minister Dr V S Acharya said that the State government has declared holiday on Kanakadasa Jayanthi. Special programmes are organised in Bangalore, Udupi and Bankapur, the home town of Kanakadasa. The Government has taken up supportive measures to promote “Dasa Sahitya,” “Vachana Sahitya” and “Gamaka Sahitya”.

“A sum of Rs one crore each is released to Mangalore University, Karnataka University and Kanakadasa Research Study Centre of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College supporting research works on Kanakadasa. An award is constituted in the name of the legendry poet that carries a cash prize of Rs five lakh.

The award is given away to the scholars considering their life-time achievement,” he added. Acharya informed that a police station in the name of Kanakadasa has been built at Bankapura.