Mangaluru, Oct 23, 2017: The Pingara Rajyotsava Award will be conferred on UAE Exchange President Sudheer Kumar Shetty Perla at a function to be held on November 7 at Town Hall.
Informing this to reporters here on October 23, Monday, Raymond D’Cunha, Editor of Pingara Weekly said the Award presentation ceremony will be graced by Mangaluru Bishop Rev Fr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, MLA of Mangaluru South J R Lobo, MLC Ivan D’Souza, former president of Konkani Sahitya Academy Roy Castelino, former Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Harikrishna Punaroor and Information Officer Khader Shah among others.
A total of 23 applications were received this year and the name of Sudheer Kumar Shetty was finalised by an eminent jury team comprising Dr B G Suvarna, Sadananda Perla, Jagannath Shetty Bala, C J Pinto, Fr William Menezes, Harikrishna Punaroor and Roy Castelino.
Sudheer Kumar Shetty who has been nominated for the prestigious award hails from Perla and is an alumnus of St Aloysius College. He has been serving UAE Exchange since 25 years.