Udupi: Bannanje Babu Amin Janapada Award Conferred

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Udupi, Apr 16: The conferring ceremony of ‘Bannanje Babu Amin Janapada Award’ was held at Hotel Durga International on Sunday April 15.

Veteran Tulunadu scholar Yerya Laxminarayan Alva conferred the ‘Folklore Scholar Award’ on Dr Vaman Nandavar and ‘Folklore Artist Award’ on Alevoor Bogra Serigar on Sunday morning.

Speaking on the occasion, Alva said that culture is likely to be glorified without genuinely practicing it. “Folklore is facing the threat of gradual disorientation. Hinduism has made its impact on countries, but why has folklore not done that,” he queried. He stressed that ‘Bhootaradane’, contemporary Tulunadu worship is also a great art.

Dr Gananat Yekkar, president, Kemmalaje Prakashan, said that mere research on folklore is useless and that it has to be introduced to the new generation for posterity.

Dr Nandavar, in his acknowledgement address, said that the circumstance demands that culture be fostered. “The translation of Tulu books into other languages should be allowed to get more coverage. The treasure trove of books on folklore would be hidden forever,” he added.

Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy president Umanath Kotian said that the most eligible veterans were conferred with the Award. He added that efforts should be made to include Tulu as the third optional subject in Class VIII.

Dr Duggappa Kajekar, Dr Y N Shetty, entrepreneur Pramod Madwaraj, Anil Shetty, and Ganesh Amin were present on the occasion.



Title : Udupi: Bannanje Babu Amin Janapada Award Conferred


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