New Year awards presented in Manipal


The recipients of the annual New Year awards are National Research Professor and former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University Dr M S Valiathan; Chairman of R N Shetty Group of Companies, Bangalore, Dr R N Shetty; Reserve Bank of India former Deputy Governor V Leeladhar and social worker from Udupi Mitra Bhandarkar.

Addressing the gathering after receiving the award, V Leeladhar said that even during the last few years of global meltdown, Indian banks have stood their ground. “The bankers in the country have made a mark for their conservative, at the same time growth oriented, banking policies. Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts have a prominent and proud record in starting great banking institutions and moulding great bankers,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, R N Shetty said that it is the duty of the responsible citizens of the country to bring back the enduring smiles on the faces of people in the flood ravaged areas of North Karnataka and help the needy in the best possible manner.

Manipal University Chancellor Dr Ramdass Pai, Academy of General Education Administrative Officer Dr Shantharam, R I District 3180 Governor Dr K Ravi Appaji and others were present.

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