Ballal, Nery among 23 to get Udupi Rajyotsava awards

The Udupi district administration has selected 23 personalities from different fields for Udupi Zilla Rajyotsava award this year.

They have been selected for the award for their outstanding contribution to the respective fields. Apart from 23 individuals, an organisation and a gram panchayath too have been selected for the award.

Awardees

According to the official press release, the awardees in the individual category include Ganapathy Hoblidar and Arun Kumar Shiroor (theatre), Vittal Kunder (social service),  K R Venkatakrishna and G S Chandrasekhar (medicine), Y N Shetty (Tulu literature), Jaya Kumar, M Kogga Achari and Kodi Vishwanath Ganiga (Yakshagana), Veena Muralidhar Samaga and M Amulya Manja (classical dance), K Sridhar Das G (Harikata), M Chandrasekhar Hegde and Archana M G (sports), Vinu Vishwanatha Shetty Karinje (Kambala) Janardhan Kodavoor (Journalism), H S Ballal, Nery Cornelio and Babu M (education) B Sudhindra Aithal (animal protection), Bhaskar A Kotian (art and sculpture), Shankar Pambada (folklore) and Mohana Serigar (instrumental music).

Yerlapady Gram Panchayath in Karkala has been selected for the exceptional work done by the Bharath Nirman Volunteers under Lab to Land programme. Rangahoomi is the organization selected under culture category.

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