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Udupi: Dr G Shankar Bags 'Nadoja' Award for Selfless Service


Udupi: Dr G Shankar Bags 'Nadoja' Award for Selfless Service

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Dec 20: Dr G Shankar of G Shankar Family Trust has been conferred the prestigious ‘Nadoja’ award by Hampi University for his dedication, enterprise and meritorious service to society.

Dr G Shankar's story is rather extraordinary. Because of abject poverty, Shankar failed to pursue higher education when young. However, this did not deter him from scaling dizzy heights through sheer hard work, determination, and service-mindedness. He has never disassociated himself from deep-rooted humanitarian concern, and has continued to serve the needy in whatever means possible.

He has bagged doctorate, and received awards including Rajyotsava Award. While Mangalore University conferred the doctorate on him, Hampi University has now chosen him for the prestigious  ‘Nadoja’ award.

This is only the second time that a person from the undivided Dakshina Kannada district has been chosen for this award. The only other person from the region to bag this award so far is Dr D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.

Shankar, born at Gundmi in Udupi taluk on October 5, 1955, went to Bijapur in search of greener pastures at a young age, because of poverty. He attended evening college, and secured his degree from Karnatak University. He then started to execute PWD contracts and soon succeeded in this profession. He came back to Udupi in 2002, set up G Shankar Family Trust and through the trust, has been rendering services which no one would have imagined.

The services he has rendered through his trust include donation of dialysis machines to a number of hospitals to enable poor people to get this service at concessional rate, expansion of Kundapur government hospital, operation of Vagjyoti special school for deaf, dumb, and mentally challenged children in Kundapur taluk,  providing extended building to government women’s college in Udupi,  providing quality education at minimum fee at Shyamili PU College in Kediyoor near Udupi, providing of a handsome grant under an agreement with Manipal University for providing treatment to poor patients recommended by the trust free of cost, organizing blood collection camps in association with other organizations etc. Free distribution of note books to students, scholarships, and money being provided to poor and sick Yakshagana artistes have helped the concerned to see a better future.

Shankar continues with his quest for serving the needy with vigour. He says that the award has added to his responsibilities. “I will continue to provide added financial assistance to poor students and patients from rural places,” he said, adding that he plans to build a home for the aged soon.

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  • shivaramreddy, gulbarga/ bangalore

    Thu, Mar 21 2013

    shankar sir is always my favourite, he speaks frankly and on the face only, human being person, when i went to udupi i was shocked bcoz each and every one know him very well.every one took help from him including me also i pray god that give him good health and more strength to help the people take gud care of ur self always sir.

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  • mahesh g mathad, a v baliga boys hostel udupi

    Mon, Apr 16 2012

    he is one of the great person. i like family trust .all d best for his futare plans

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  • ARAVIND KULKARNI, BIJAPUR

    Sat, Mar 10 2012

    G Shankar is real human being on the earth. I know him personally. He is ethical in all walks of life including in his profession. His concern to the poor is unimaginable.. He is really a great. All the best, I pray god to give him minimum 1oo yrs life to serve the people

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  • B.B.Neelannavar, Gadag

    Mon, Feb 13 2012

    Congratulations Sir!

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  • Madhava M.Kanchan, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 16 2012

    Sir
    hearty congratulations on your securing prestigious Nadoja Award.This is to encourage you further in the field of genuine and selfless social work.Many people has money but they do not know its use.You have realised what good role money can play.That is why your name is now appearing side by side of Dr.Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari, Dharmasthala a Godly person.May God shower you with all His blessings to garner the blessings of poor and needy.
    madhava

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  • sunil kumar, Mysore

    Mon, Jan 2 2012

    Dear sir
    you really deserve this award for the social service you are carrying,your social service is motivated for lot of young generation to do Socialservice.

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  • Yathish Baikampady, Baikampady

    Fri, Dec 23 2011

    The popular phrase - "The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least" suits Dr.G Shanker's attitude towards life. Congratulations Sir, your charitable deeds has changed the destiny of needy and poor from the coast, irrespective of community and cast. You have already won the hearts people of Coastal Karnataka - you are the gift to the humanity.

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  • Krishna Pujari, Udipi, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 22 2011

    Congratulations!!!!!May God give you the strength to continue your service to humanity.

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  • Kusuma Kuamri G , Nellore/KOdyadka

    Thu, Dec 22 2011

    Congragulations Dr G shankar is doing a great deal of good in areas of human services and helping the poor people. I wish him the best in years to come and I am sure god will help him to do many more good things in life. Dr SHnakar is a standing expample of good services to society,

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  • Gambheer. GK, Udupi

    Wed, Dec 21 2011

    Heartfelt Congratulations Sir. After Dr. Veerendra Heggade you are the person who achieved this, its the fruit of your effort and vision towards poor and downtrodden.

    May god bless you and keep you with good health forever. As the people whom you have helped are also praying for you on the other side.

    You made Mogaveera's feel proud. You are the real "Kadala Mage".

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  • Prameela, Surathkal

    Wed, Dec 21 2011

    Congratualtions sir, you made our mogaveera community proud becuase of your social service.Keep it up sir.

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  • Ritesh Suvarna, Kaup/Saudi

    Wed, Dec 21 2011

    Dr.Shanker sir is simply great person!!!!

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Dec 21 2011

    Congratulations and live long Dr. G. Shanker....people like you are very less in our society.

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  • joel dsa, moodubelle, bahrain

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Dear Mr. Shankar
    You are doing excellent social service, I had the pleasure of meeting you and being known your humanitarian work, I pray to almighty to give you good health to continue this good work.
    with lots of good wishes
    joel d'sa

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  • Candle, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    I did not know much about Dr Shankar but after going through DW news and the comments there in I realized that Dr Shankar is a great person and he deserves the best.I feel this award is too small for him for the service he is doing among the poor people. I wish him every success in his good work

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  • satish, kundapur

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Sir, Congratulations..please don't come to politics.it is not suitable for you..God bless you....

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  • Kehava Malpe, QATAR

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Congratulation May God bless you more to continue your service to
    humanity.
    Tanks Daiji.

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  • Ravi Hemmady, Barkur,

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Congrats, You deserve to win more this type of awards,no wonder next year your name will be in Padmashri shri award winners list. you are honestly deserve this.

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  • Ashok, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    God bless you sir, Really you deserve more.

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  • Sudheendra kunder, Doha/Brahmavar

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    congratulations...

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  • Louis, Kuwait

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    G. Shanker is a wonderful man. He is the right person for this award. He has done wonderful work for Mogaveera community. Even for Benne kudru Temple. He had been a good supporter of our beloved Ex Minister n MLA Mr. Jaya Prakash Hegde who has done very good work in his constituency for the last 20 more yrs. I hope with G. Shakers support Hegde will win Udupi- Chickmanglore Election n will be a minster at central.

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  • HAREESH SALIAN , KODAVOOR

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    You deserve it sir ... May God bless you.

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  • Somappa Kotian, Udupi / Bloomingdale , MI

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Keep a hand on your chest and swear that you really deserve this.

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  • Manoj, Udupi

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Mr. Shankar is a great person and he deserve this award. He is helping poor for medical treatment, specially for kidney dialysis. He donated 2 Dialysis units to KMC manipal and he pay the poor patients dialysis charges.
    God Bless You

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  • Arun, Mumbai/Udupi

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Congrats Mr Shankar,You really deserve this

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  • Gracy Noronha, Bangalore

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Congratulations Sir! May God bless you more to continue your service to humanity.

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  • dayanand amin, udupi/mumbai

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Congratulations Sir!!!!You deserve this...

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Shanker Trust family is pioneer NGO which serves the society silently.Mr Shanker,an great champion of poor and haves not doing social service since long time. Off late I was told by my friend about him and his activities and there after I am observing him through media his yeomen service to the society.I salute and wish him long life and good health

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  • satish, kundapur

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Great Man,Congratulations!!!.
    Thanks Daiji.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, Dec 20 2011

    Salute Dr Shankar for your kind social services. No doubt you made huge money from Shyamili AC Hall in Udupi and I am proud of you for giving this money back to society

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