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Rahane conferred Indian Cricketer of the Year award

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Mumbai: Consistent in-form Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane was conferred with CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year, former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara was given the International Cricketer of the Year award, while former Indian skipper Kapil Dev was honoured with the International Lifetime Achievement Award here on Monday.

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma was given a special award for his outstanding 264 against Sri Lanka in the One-Day-International (ODI) in Kolkata.

After receiving the award from legend Sunil Gavaskar, Rahane who had a fabulous year both in Indian and abroad, said: "I enjoyed playing in England and Australia. The 103 I made at Lord's was very important to me. Scoring runs for team and also for winning cause is special to me."

Rohit who led Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians to triumph on Sunday, said: "We did not get a good start to the IPL season but we got the momentum in later part of the season. We played as a group and won the second IPL crown."

Referring to his 264 against Sri Lanka, the 28-year-old said that he went into bat just to enjoy the game and never thought he would score that big.

Other award winners were: International Batsman of the Year- Hashim Amla, International Bowler of the Year- Rangana Herath, Twenty20 Player of the Year- Dwayne Bravo, Popular Choice Award- Kieron Pollard, Domestic Cricket of the Year- R Vinay Kumar and Young Player of the Year- Deepak Hooda.

Prerana Pai student of Grade 8 receives Sharjah Award

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Sharjah: 12 year old girl, Prerana Pai, student of Grade 8, Delhi Private School, Sharjah was one of the proud recipient of Sharjah Award for Educational Excellence session 21 for the year 2014-15. The award ceremony was held at the Sharjah University City Hall, University City in Sharjah. The award was given by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
Prerana daughter of Harish Pai, from Manipal. Her grandparents Smt. Sharada Pai and Sri. Sanjeeva Pai said that they were overwhelmed to witness this achievement of their granddaughter.

Prerana’s mother Ragini Pai, whose parents are from Car Street, Mangalore. Smt. Jahnavi Shenoy and Sri. Purushotham Shenoy said that  they felt blessed to have such a wonderful grand daughter and wished her all the best in all her future endeavours.

Prerana had also won the “Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award” for “Distinguished Academic Excellence” (2012-13 cycle 15). She feels that her dedication and perseverance towards overall excellence is the main reason behind winning such laurels.

She has been outstanding student academically throughout, with her favourite subjects being Science and Mathematics. She always tries to do well in everything she takes up, and believes firmly in “Practice makes us perfect” and “A task worth doing is worth doing well”. Her interest in science helped her to get her experiments in space. Her 2 experiments were selected in 2014 and 1 experiment in 2015 to be flown into space by CubesInSpace, an educational initiative which helps students around the world to send their experiments into space via NASA’s sounding rocket.

Prerana has been learning bharatnatyam from the tender age of five, and has completed “Nritya Bushan” – Senior Diploma in Bharatnatyam from the famous Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh with distinction. She is currently training under Vidushi Rohini Ananth, an excellent dancer and a wonderful teacher.

Prerana also plays the drums and is training in vocal Carnatic music. Her most passionate hobby is reading books. “Reading books is one thing I cannot live without” says Prerana. She has been an avid reader from a very young age and according to her parents just devours books and once she starts a book, she cannot rest until she finishes it.

She is very passionate about Nature and Animal Welfare, and campaigns for the environment regularly. She turned a vegetarian to show her compassion towards animals, and even made a video to encourage others to turn vegetarian. The video was selected by American Vegetarian Group for a $250 scholarship. Her recent video was nominated for the European Environmental Short Film Festival GreenGo, and was appreciated by one and all who promised to change their ways and “Go-Green”.

Prerana thanked the Almighty, her parents and her teachers for everything she has achieved.

S.K.F award to be given out on April 19

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Moodabidre: The S.K.F  group of Industries honours achievers of various fields with an award since six years. The SKF award ceremony for the year 2014 will be held on April 19 at Padmavathy Kala Mandir at 4pm, said director of SKF group of Industries, G. Ramakrishna Achar.

The program will be presided over by Janapeeta awardee writer Dr. Chandrashekar Kambara. Dr. Mohan Alva of Alvas educational foundation, Architect K. Suresh Achar Hosapete, social worker Krishna Channarayapattana, industrialist from Chennai Dr. D. Murugaselvam, rice mill owner S.K Rabule Haque will be honoured with the award which carries Rs. 25,000 cash and a memento.

Baikady Janardhan Achar, Dr. Jayaprakash Mavinakuli and others were present.



Laureate Siddamoole Sahnkarnarayan Bhat chosen for Kalhana Award

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Bantwal: the Kalhana Award which is given in remembrance of pioneer of literature, Neerpaje Bheema Bhat, will be given to Siddamoole Sahnkarnarayan Bhat this year.

Hoodota, Ganga Salila, Paraga, Kailasa Manasa Sarovar ,Seethagatha, Shivadrasha, Kannada grammar  the list goes endless. He has his hand in almost every field of literature. Poems, excursion, life story, grammars, research, translation and many more works are given to the field by him. Also he has won awards like, National award (education), Bolantodi Kannada Award, Madikeri Karnataka Sangha, Hubballi Dharwada samskruti Prathistan award and many more

Kalhana award is one more feather in his cap. Currently he is residing in Siddamule, in Sulya District. He was a member of Endowment department in Koorg, President of districts principal association, KEK rubber manufacturers association president etc. Also served as the principal of Balele pu college for 15 years. He will be awarded on 12 th of April in Melkar informed B.Timmayya, president of the award committee.

Late. Venkat Rao- Man who lived Yakshagana

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He never purchased a site for his name instead he chose to create a Yakshagana Mela ( A group of artists playing traditional play of coastal region) and taught the art of enacting mythological characters in front of the people. He created number of renowned artists. His disciples are still guiding the field of Yakshagana.  

Venkat Rao is the name which stands tall in the field of Yakshagana. Especially in characters like Mahishasura, Arjuna, Koti, Budhyanta etc. Venkat Rao has left his mark. Be it negative role or a comic one Venkat Rao was the master of all emotions. He is a legend who dedicated his life towards Yakshagana.

Early life:

Born as the fourth child of famous Tenku tittu (Northern region of coastal Karnataka)  Bhagavata (style of singing in Yakshagana)

Narayana Shyanbhog and Kamalamma in 1934 Venkat Rao studied till 7th standard. As Yakshagana was running in his blood Venkat Rao soon joined Saukuru Mela.  In 1961 he along with his brother started his own Kukkundur Shri Durgaparameshwari Yakshagana Mela. Venkat Rao played the main character in his team for two years.

Later he joined Perdur Mela, famous in Badaga tittu (South region). He created successful Kannada Yakshagana ` Koti Chennaya’ with the help of Nagara Jagannath Shetty and Mahabala Shetty.

After retirement from active Yakshagana Venkat Rao started Yakshagana Nataka Sabha Sangha in Kukkundoor in 1970.

His disciple Sheen Moily founded Shri Durga Makkla Mela in 1980. Children of Venkat Rao are also amateur artists. His brother’s son Umesh Rao is an award winning artist.

To commemorate the immense effort of late Venkat Rao, artists who have distinguished in their art form are honoured with late. Venkat Rao award. This time Ranjala Ramakrishna Rao of Kateel mela has been selected for the prestigious award.

The award will be given in the presence of Swamiji of Moodabidre Jain mutt at Kukkundoor Shri Durgaparameshwari temple on February 21 at 8pm. On this occasion Mahisha Mardini, Vaalimoksha (Kannada) and Amara Shilpi Shambhu Kalkuda (Tulu) Yakshaganas will be played.



Rajesh Shibaje award for Jounalists Dhananjay Gurupura and Chandra Hemmadige

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Karkal: in Memorial of Karanata Media Academy Award winner Rajesh Shibaje, Journalist’s Association® Bengaluru is awarding 2011-2012 years award to Dhananjay Gurupura, sub editor of Karavali Ale and Chandra Hemmadige, reporter of Udayavani.

Award is given by Udupi Block of the association and the award ceremony will be held on 15th Feb at Narayan Guru Hall, Brammavara.

Association’s president Chitturu Prabhakar Ccharya’s “Udupi Mitra” magazines 15th anniversary celebration would be on the same day. Award ceremony will follow from 1.30 P.M.

This award is given in fond remembrance of journalist Rajesh Shibaje , a courageous reporter who brought the freedom struggle of Neriya gram into mainstream through reporting it in Janavahini. For this courageous work of his he was privileged with Academy Award. But, unfortunately he was not there to accept the award as he died in an accident at Kudremukh.


Mogaveers Bahrain felicitates achievers in SSLC examination

  • Published in Udupi
Udupi: Mogaveers Bahrain association along with Mogaveer Yuva Sanghatane, Malpe division organised its educational achievement awards programme for the community students who have scored highest marks in the SSLC exam conducted by the higher school education department of the state government last year.

President of district fish merchant’s federation Yashpal Suvarna presided over the programme which was held in Elooru Mogaveera Bhavana in Malpe here. After distributing the awards Yashpal congratulated the students and wished them a bright future. Naveen Karkera General secretary of Mogaveers Bahrain, Sadananda Balkur Udupi district President of Mogaveer Yuva Sanghatane and Ganesh Salian President of Mogaveer Yuva Sanghatane Malpe division were present on the stage.

The award consisted of a monument, certificate, shawl and good amount of cash. Prajna Hemanath Puthran, Hejamady Kodi won the first prize for outstanding performance in education while Nitish Kumar Shankar, Kirimanjeshwar bagged second and Puneeth Karunakar Karkera, Mattu Katapady received third prize.

The consolation awards given by the association to the students who scored above 90% marks was won by Tekkatte Bhagavathy Narayana, Airody Varsha Shankar, Kadekar Bhagyashri Shankar, Koteshwar Nupur Anand and Hebri Varshita Rathnakar.

Separate scholarship and special achievement award was given to financially deprived student Kavrady Vinaya Rama Mogaveera.

Chandrakanth Kundar Kalmady welcomed the gathering and compeered the programme. Chandresh Pitrody read out the message by Leeladhar Baikampady, President of Mogaveers Bahrain.  Raveendra Shriyan Bengre proposed the vote of thanks.
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