Kayyara Kinhanna Rai gets 'Karnataka Choodamani' award

The award is instituted by KSRTC Kendra Kannada Kriya Samithi

 
Speaking after conferring ‘Karnataka Choodamani’ award by the KSRTC Kendra Kannada Kriya Samithi at Badiadka on Monday, he said Rai has carved a niche for himself in literary field. He must be conferred on ‘Karnataka Rathna’ this year.

“Valuable epics are preserved in Rai’s house. Kannada Development Authority, Karnataka Book Authority should make arrangements for preserving these books. At the same time, the government should announce reservation for Gadinada Kannadigas in education and employment. Mahajan report must be implemented,” he added.  Kasargod Karnataka Sangha leader B V Kakkilaya said “owing to the lack of will power on the part of Karnataka government, Kasargod is still with Kerala.”

K S Prabhuswamy of KSRTC, Harish Golla, Shivaprakash, Shivaram Kasargod and others were present. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5001 and citation. Patila Puttappa and Chidananda Murthy were given  ‘Karnataka Choodamani’ award in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

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