The Karnataka authorities has chosen 62 individuals for the annual Rajyotsava Award, together with historian Ramachandra Guha, playback singer KJ Yesudas, author Vaidehi and hockey participant VR Raghunath.
Umashree, the Minister for Kannada and Tradition, introduced the record of awardees on Monday, The New Indian Specific reported. The state authorities mentioned that the selection of awardees was based mostly on “social justice” and “equal district illustration”.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will give away the awards at a perform in Bengaluru on 1 November, the event of Kannada Rajyotsava. The award carries a prize of Rs 1 lakh, a 20-gram gold medal and a quotation.
Deccan Chronicle cited extra sources within the Division of Kannada and Tradition as saying that the screening committee chosen 124 eminent personalities however the high-level committee headed by the chief minister diminished the quantity to 62.
Some names made it to the record of award winners for distinctive causes. However Guha’s choice is probably the most shocking by far. A robust critic of each the Congress and BJP, Guha had slammed the Karnataka state authorities up to now, and even acquired a authorized discover for stating that Proper-wing activists have been accountable for the homicide of activist Gauri Lankesh.
In keeping with Deccan Chronicle, actress Kanchana was chosen as a result of she was residing in abject poverty in a temple after shedding her property.
Vaidehi can also be one of many individuals chosen for the award. The Hindu reported that she is a famous Kannada author and has acquired prestigious literary honours up to now, together with the Sahitya Akademi award.
Yesudas is a famend Carnatic musician and playback singer. He’s a additionally a Padma Award recipient.
Raghunath informed The Instances of India that his choice will inspire him to additional contribute in direction of the event of hockey.