Bengaluru, August 14, 2017: The Bengaluru Urban District Union of Working Journalist (BUWJ) affiliated to Karnataka Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) will be instituting the Hermaan Mogling Life Time Achievement Award to recognize the works of a journalist from Karnataka selected by an eminent Jury.
The BUWJ, is affiliated to Karnataka Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), the largest media body in India with a legacy of 85 years started by the legendry literary genius, Dr. DV. Gundappa in 1932.
The Award to be presented every year starting from 2017, will comprise a certificate, medallion with the embossed image of Mogling and cash prize of rupees one lakh. The event will be held in Radisson Blu Atria hotel in Bengaluru on 12th August, Saturday 2017.
The award will be Conferred by K.J. George, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning.
"A unique, one of its kind initiative by the Bangalore Urban District Union of Working Journalists to honour and recognise the power of the pen through the Lifetime achievement award is step in the right direction to motivate the younger generation to draw inspiration from such great journalists. Journalism has the power to awaken the mind and stir the soul". Said Ajay Khanna, Vice President and Country Head - Herbalife International India.
“Hermann Friedrich Mögling, a name to remember in the Karnataka’s History. A pioneer of newspaper in Karnataka by its humble inception the “Mangalooru Samachara”, Hermann dwelled & immersed with Karnataka’s culture so well that he realised that his journey has started. Just in the search to quench his thirst for literature he was awarded as a doctorate for his literary work in Kannada called as Bibliotheca Carnataca. Being acclaimed as a young Kannada writer, he produced nearly 36 literary works, published a list of more than 3000 Kannada proverbs, and composed about 20 poems which were considered to be a ground-breaking and exceptional Kannada literature, in a short period of 20 years. To say it’s just a prodigy where a man of Germany had a soul proclivity towards Kannada & it’s poetic literature.It is a great honour for all the recipients of the award confirmed in his name”, says Prof. Dr. Suresh Nagpal. Chairman of Krupanidhi group of institutions.