'Pride of Karnataka' honour for 5

'Pride of Karnataka' honour for 5

The problem of poverty in India can be solved only by creating jobs and through entrepreneurship, said Infosys chief mentor Narayana Murthy.

He was speaking after receiving the ‘Pride of Karnataka’ award conferred by the NGO Round Table India on Friday. The award was conferred on five people including Murthy. Litterateur S L Byrappa, former cricketer Anil Kumble, artist Yusuf Arakkal and cine actor Ramya are the other recipients. Justice Shivaraj Patil gave away the awards.

Byrappa urged youngsters not to forget their mother tongue as it was a person’s identity.
“An artist and an entrepreneur must be allowed to work individually. Government intervention in these fields only kills the beauty of the business,” he added.

Arakkal dedicated the award to Karnataka and said that it was Bangalore which nurtured him and made him the person he was today.

Kumble encouraged the youth and said that education and sports must go hand-in-hand to build a fantastic nation. Actor Ramya pledged to support the Round Table India initiatives.

The NGO focuses on providing basic infrastructure to primary education in rural India through their national project ‘Freedom Through Education.’ It mainly reaches out to the underprivileged children.  

They have successfully built over 4,200 classrooms and 1,430 schools by raising Rs 100 crore through various fundraising initiatives, directly benefiting over one million children.

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