Deve Gowda selected for Maharshi Valmiki Award

H D Kumaraswamy will present the award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation, on Wednesday.

The government on Tuesday decided to confer the Maharshi Valmiki award for 2018-19 on JD(S) national president and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda.

Chief Minister and Deve Gowda’s son H D Kumaraswamy will present the award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation on Wednesday, during the Valmiki Jayanti celebrations organised by the Social Welfare department at the Banquet Hall of Vidhana Soudha.

The parliamentarian from Hassan district was selected by the government-appointed Valmiki Award Committee chaired by Justice H N Nagmohan Das, for his contribution to the welfare of SC/ST communities.

Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge on Tuesday visited the former prime minister at his Padmanabhanagar residence and personally invited him to the award ceremony.

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