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Mangaluru: Tulu Sahitya Academy announces annual awards to six

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DC)

Mangaluru, Mar 23: The Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy on Friday March 23 announced honorary and book awards for the year 2018 to six eminent personalities for their contribution to the Tulu literature.

Dr N Narayana Shetty in Yakshagana, Manjanady Sesappa Pambada in folk category and H Shakuntala Bhat in the field of Tulu literature have been chosen for honorary awards.

The Academy also announced book awards to Dr Palthady Ramakrishna Achar in Tulu research category, Roopakala Alva in Tulu poetry, and Shimantur Chandrahasa Suvarna in Tulu play category.

The honorary award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and the book award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000.

The award ceremony will be held on April 7 at Tulu Bhavan. The programme will be inaugurated by district in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai. Former Lokayukta Justice Santhosh Hegde will be the chief guest on the occasion and Mangaluru South MLA J R Lobo will preside over the function.

A C Mohan Bhandary, president of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Chandrahas Rai B, registrar of Tulu Sahitya Academy, Bennet Ammanna, Taranath Gatti, Shivanand Karkeira were present during the pressmeet.

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  • Praveen S Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 24 2018

    Recently a Billava Poet viz: Perooru Jaru wrote a elaborate poem of 1250 stanzas ( more than 6000 lines) in pure Tulu language about Narayana guru's teachings and his life. Till today in the History of Tulu literature no one else has written such a beautiful and very interesting poem of this size. But unfortunately Tulu Academy is not aware of such a great work.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Sat, Mar 24 2018

    Congratulations to all the award winners and wish them all the best in their future plans.

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  • Nanac, Kinnigoly

    Fri, Mar 23 2018

    Dr Narayan shetty a much deserving personality , when he will get Karnataka Rajyostava Award ? People who have done nothing to karnataka , staying in Mumbai have lobbied to get Karnataka Rajyostava Awards but not real talents.

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  • Shivaprasad Shetty, Kateel / Dubai

    Fri, Mar 23 2018

    Congratulations to everyone, hope someday Tulu grows to the highest level it deserves since its a very very Old Dravidian Language. Also, with the new Generation create some magical kinds of literature in Tulu going forward

    best wishes to everyone,


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