By Alok S
pics by Violet Pereira
Mangalore: The Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy would present
its honorary and book awards for 2011 at a function to be held in the town hall
here on June 16. This was announced by the Academy president Umanath B Kotian,
while addressing mediapersons in the Academy's 'chavadi' here on Tuesday, June
State legislative assembly deputy speaker and Mangalore south MLA Yogish Bhat
will preside over the function. Folk researcher Banannje Babu Amin will
inaugurate the programme. Mangalore Lok Sabha member Nalin Kumar Kateel will
present the awards while Suratkal MLA and former minister Krishna J Palemar will
hand over the book awards. Renowned author Hampa Nagarajaiah will release
Dr Vasant Kumar Perla's book titled 'Kavigalu Kanda Tulunadu', which is a
collection of poems by different poets.
City mayor Gulzar Banu, Mangalore (Ullal) MLA UT Khader, MLC Kota Srinivas
Poojary, MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, DK ZP president Shailaja Bhat, Udupi ZP
president Katpadi Shankar Poojary, department of Kannada and culture
secretary Basavaraju, Alva's Education Trust Moodbidri president Dr M Mohan
Alva, film director Ram Shetty, noted music director Gurukiran and senior
journalist Manohar Prasad will be among the other special guests.
On this occasion Bola Chittaranjandas Shetty from the literary field, Sitaram
Shetty from the theatre field, T A Srinivas from the cinema field will receive
the honorary awards. The book awards will be given to Puttige Padmanabha Rai, Dr
Ashok Alva and Ratnakar Rao Kavoor.
Nesara Artists from Guttigar will stage a skit and artistes from Lalita Koota
will play a Tulu historical stage-play 'Tulunada Beere Devu Punje' directed by
Ln Kishore D Shetty .
The academy has requested all Tuluvas to attend the programme. Tulu
Sahitya Academy members Navaneeth Shetty, Jagannath Bala, Manjula and others