Udupi: The district administration has selected 20 personalities from different fields for the Udupi Zilla Rajyotsava award this year.
They have been selected for the award for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields.
According to the official press release issued by deputy commissioner Dr R Vishal, the selected individuals are, Ibrahim Saheb (Social Work), A Krishnayya (Folk Artiste), Anand C Kundar (Social Work), Sr Donald Pais (Social Work), Naradi Bhojaraj Shetty (Yakshagana Artiste), Shambhu Shanker Rao (Farmer), Krishna Kulal (Farmer), K G Ganesh (Yakshagana Artiste), K G Ramachandra Acharya (Shilpakale), Leeladhar Shetty (Social Work), S M Gopal Devadiga (Flute artiste), Jeevan Prakash (Folk Artiste), Bhaskar K Padubidri (Yakshagana Artiste), Gowri (Social Activist), Purushottam Adve (Art), Sanjeeva Vandse (Social Work), Sunil John D’Souza (Social Work), Prasanna Shetty (Tulu Artiste), Mahabala Kundapur (Social Work) and Soori Shetty (Social Work). Matapadi Kumarswami
The awards will be presented by the district minister in charge Vinay Kumar Sorake at the Mahatma Gandhi Stadium in Kadiyali during the district level Rajyothsava programme.