Mangaluru: Padma Shri award to be conferred on Harekala Hajabba


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Jan 25: Harekala Hajabba, the orange seller who is known as the 'saint of letters' will be honoured with Padma Shri award. The Padma awards for the year 2020 were announced on Saturday.

The illiterate fruit vendor devoted nearly 20 years of his life and life's earnings towards educating children in his village. He used to earn a meager income by selling oranges.

The Harekala school was initially set up in a community mosque. It was later made the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Higher Primary School with the help of local people and the government.

Hajjaba was awarded the ‘Person of the year’ by Kannada Prabha newspaper in 2004 and ‘Real Heroes’ award by CNN-IBN in 2009. His life story has also found its way into the syllabus of many universities in Karnataka. He has now been awarded Padma Shri under the ‘Social Work’ category for providing affordable education.

He now has plans to upgrade the school to a pre-university college for the children.

Tulasi Gowda, popularly known as the 'Encyclopedia of Forest', who has worked hard towards afforestation efforts in her surroundings, is also among the Padmashri awardees this year.

  

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  • srinivas, Andra Pradesh

    Tue, Jan 28 2020

    Congratulations Sir........ I'm proud of you Sir.... really great Sir...God bless you

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  • Krishna, Bangalore

    Tue, Jan 28 2020

    Congrats sir

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Like Hajabba there are many social workers who work for India and they deserve too. But present government distributing prestigious awards to cinema personalities like distributing tea .

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Well deserved award .

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  • Murali, mangalore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Congratulations Shri Hajabbaji. Mangaloreans are very proud of You sir.

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  • Murali, mangalore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Congratulations Shri Hasanabbaji.We mangaloreans very proud of you.

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  • abdul samad, karnataka maglore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Congratulation padmashree hajabba we are all proud of you sir.

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  • HUSSAIN, UCHIL

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    This line shows colour of the Government according to your veiw This also shows how secular the central government is and also how keen they are in identifying and honouring great Indian citizens.

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  • Sujir Praveen, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು ಹರೆಕಲಾ ಹಜಾಬ್ಬಾ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರು ಚಿನ್ನದ ಅಕ್ಷರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆಯಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತದೆ ..

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  • Abubakar Pallipadi, Pallipadi / Riyadh

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Ma Sha Allah, This man desired for the Award. Government recognized and awarded. Thank you all those who supported to get this award.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    He desired or deserved?

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  • Abubakar Pallipadi, Pallipadi / Riyadh

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    deserved

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  • Janet Mendonca, Karkal, Arunachal Pradesh

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Great inspiration indeed....a real nation builder. Such persons should be recognised all over.

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  • Mohammed Ishaq, Riyadh

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    MASHA ALLAH - CONGRATULATION

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  • Sadik, Ullal/Ajman

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Congratulation Sir Harekala Hajabba.
    May you achieve many more than this. We are proud of you Sir.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Congratulations Shri Hajabba.
    Conferring this award to Shri Hajabba has raised the value of the award. This also shows how secular the central government is and also how keen they are in identifying and honouring great Indian citizens.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Congratulations..Proud Moment...People who serve society directly or indirectly get noticed by Government now...

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Great Gem Of Tulunaad.

    God Bless Him

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  • Raju, Kinnigoli

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Proud moment for mangalorians.. We are blessed to have such a noble person

    God bless you with more success sir

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  • Prashanth, karkala

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Very nice,a right award to right person.
    Its called recognition and rewarding,public rewards should go like this.
    Acche din.
    Congrats to dear Hajabba Sir.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    CONGRATULATIONS sir
    He deserved that award.
    I know him for the last 55 years. He used to bring Oranges daily to my father's shop. I know his hard days personally.

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  • Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/ Kuwait

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Padma Shri award honored by Harekala Hajabba

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  • Kusuma Kumar Gunji, Nellore Kodyadka

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Well deserved award Great person Salute

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    one of the very very few deserving Padma awardees of the year unlike the filmi junta.

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  • Shrideep, Kasssragod

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Great work hajaba hi..you will be payed for what you have done..even a normal manlror a very educated and rich person do the same thing what you did.. your intention of getting students educated I's very grateful..in the world of selfish people the very Great selflessd human you are..hats off Bhai ❤
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  • Rahul, Jeppu

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    Thanks Modiji for awarding Padma Shri to people like Saalumarada thimmakka, Sulagithhi Narsamma, Haajabba, Langar Baba,Chacha Sharif etc.

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    Well deserved one, hats off.

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  • Abdul, Delhi

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    Possible only after 2014

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    Great soul indeed....rarely we can find such selfless amongst us.God bless Hajabba.

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  • G O F Fernandes, Mangalore/ Ireland

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    Well done! You deserve it Janaab Hajabba! You looks like Obama of Mangaluru....

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    Congratulations to Mr. Hajabba... it was long due.. finally awarded...

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  • Loraine, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    It is heartening to hear that Harekala Hajabba will be conferred the prestigious Padma shri award for his selfless contribution towards education. May his tribe increase. May God grant him many more years to serve in the field of education.

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  • Helen Valerian D'souza, Mumbai/Kuwait/Neeruda

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    Congrats sir, May GOD give same heart'to everyone.

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  • Ramnaik, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    Congratulations hajabba sir really deserves

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  • Achi, Riyadh

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    He deserved it...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Jan 25 2020

    Great man....fought the injustice of dynastic politics, who favoured the sided with corrupt carbide company, who killed thousands.....

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 26 2020

    You seems to be 'Dedh Shanaa'. What is your connection or logic here?. After Bhakths are also Andh Bhakths Chai

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