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