Mangalure, Nov 01, 2014: The 59th Kannada Rajyotsava was celebrated with gaiety and splendour at the Nehru Maidan in the city on November 1, Saturday. DK District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai and Deputy Commissioner A.B.Ibrahim received the guard of honour and hoisted the Kannada flag.
A total of 30 outstanding achievers in various fields were conferred the district level Kannada Rajyotsava Awards on the occasion.
Mahabala Maarla, Mayor of Mangalore, Ivan D’Souza, MLC, Moidin Bava, MLA of Mangalore North, Shashidhar Hegde, former mayor, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President, Janaki Brahmavar, President of Tulu Academy, Richard Castelino, Konkani Academy President and several others were present.
The Rajyotsava Award recipients are : Dilip Suvarna Kulai, Subbanakodi Ram Bhat (Yakshagana), K Lakshminarayana Acharya (Literature), Ganesh, Sooraj Kudupu, Polali Chandrashekhar Devadiga (Music), Narayana Shanthi, Sarapady, M Gopal Gowda, Shankernarayana Holla ( Folk), Guruvappa NT Balepuni (Journalism), Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Pradeep Alva Kadri (Theatre), Mohammad Iqbal (Singing), Seetaram Kulal, Suresh Babu Attavar, Purushottam Gujaran and Namdev Rao (Sports), Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Bhajana Kammata Samithi, Jana Shikshana Trust (Institutions), Dr Sukumar Gowda, PCM Kunhi (Education), Rajeev Shetty Yedtur, Rajavarma Ballal, Suresh Bhat Bakrabail, Hilda Rayappan, Dr Shantharam Baliga, Doomappa Mestri (Social work), Sri Padre (environment protection), Violet G Pereira (Photography).