Mangalore: Daijiworld's Walter Nandalike Nominated for Pingara Rajyotsava Award
Daijiworld Media Network- Mangalore (KM/NR)
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Mangalore, Oct 30: Editor-In-Chief Walter D’Souza Nandalike, the brain behind the successful world-wide web-portal Daijiworld.com which links people of the West Coast of India to the rest of the world has been nominated for Pingara Kannada journal’s prestigious ‘Pingara Rajyotsava Award ’ for the year 2007.
The same award was presented to another noted philanthropist Dr Mohan Alva of Moodubidri last year.
Raymond D'Cunha, the editor of Pingara Kannada weekly announced the nomination of Walter Nandalike for the award on Monday October 29 at a press meet here.
Addressing the meet, D'Cunha while elaborating on the yeoman service and contribution made by the Daijiworld Editor-In-Chief informed that Walter Nandalike has been a true media revolutionary coming up with his dreamchild www.daijiworld.com, which today has risen to a stature of being one of the prime news portals found on this globe. Walter has indeed, been the link conjoining Mangalore with the rest of the world, he glowingly declared.
Further he stated that it is owing to Daijiworld that lacs of Mangaloreans and people from other coastal districts, who are working abroad, are able to get first-hand information about the happenings in their native place within a few minutes. He is responsible for upholding the true spirit of love for one’s native place through this portal. It is due to his contribution and desire to link the world with Mangalore that he has been chosen to be honoured with this award" declared D’Cunha admiringly.
Walter Nandalike resides in Dubai with his wife and two kids. He has received several awards and honours for his revolutionary work through e-media from UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Mumbai, Mangalore and other parts of the world.
Walter Nandalike’s current designation is Managing Director of Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd and Editor-in-chief of Daijiworld.com and tvdaijiworld.
Daijiworld.com has been household name among the people of coastal Karnataka, especially people who live outside India. The portal generates more than 100,000 individual viewers daily from around the globe and employs over two dozen dedicated staff within the city and more than 50 free-lancers in Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa and the Gulf region.
Apart from speedy flashing of news from Mangalore and around the world, daijiworld.com has managed to find a special place in the hearts of its readers for initiating charity work for the needy irrespective of their caste, creed or colour. On the verge of its 8th successful year, Daijiworld portal is now a private limited company. Moreover, it is also the first to make a foray into the world of television with its tv daijiworld on the internet. This service is well-equipped with sophisticated in-house programme and production.
Walter will be conferred the said award in a function scheduled to be held at the Town Hall in the city on Tuesday November 6, informed Taccode. Bishop Aloysius P D'Souza of Mangalore will grace the occasion whereas Sudhir P Ghate, chairman of Magnum Intergrafiks Pvt Ltd would preside over the function, he added.
The 'Pingara Sahitya Balaga' award presentation ceremony will be inaugurated by Dr M Mohan Alva, chairman of Alva's Education Foundation, Moodbidri. Whereas K Abhayachandra Jain, Moodbidri MLA and Fr Bonaventure Nazareth, parish priest of St Vincent Ferrer church, Valencia will be the chief guests.
Nakre George Castelino, the recipient of national-level ‘Best Teacher Award for the year 2006-07’ and Alfonso Franco, president of the DK unit of Bharat Seva Dal will be honoured at the same occasion. Magic show by Fr Ivan Madta and Kannada musical evening will be the special attraction of the day, he added.
Mamata J Rao and Ivan Rodrigues of Pingara were present at the press meet.