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Poet, writer, Jayanth Kaikini bags ’Balavana’ award

Poet, writer, Jayanth Kaikini bags ’Balavana’ award

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Puttur, Sep 21 2019: Dr Shivarama Karanth Balavana Award will be presented to Kannada poet and story writer Jayanth Kaikini.

Jayanth Kaikin...The decision to present the award to Kaikini was finalised at a preparatory meeting on Dr Shivarama Karanath birth anniversary celebrations.

DK Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh presides over the programme. Karanth’s birth anniversary will be observed on October 10.

District In-Charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary will inaugurate the programme and MLA Sanjeeva Matandoor will preside over it. A seminar and cultural programmes will be held on the occasion, Assistant Commissioner H K Krishnamurthy said.

He said that a gym will be opened at Balavana. Karanth’s house at Balavana was renovated at a cost of Rs 30 lakh. A sum of Rs 1 crore has been received for the comprehensive development of Balavana.The work has been entrusted to INTACH, Bengaluru, he added.

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