Dr B.M. Hegde among others chosen for U. Srinivas Mallya Memorial Honorary Award by MCC
Mangaluru: During a meeting held at Mangaluru City Corporation Hall on 10 December 2019, addressing the media persons Mayor Bhasker K announced that MCC has selected senior doctor B.M. Hegde for its annual Ullal Srinivas Mallya Memorial Honorary Award for 2018 and that the award will be presented to him at a function in the Town Hall on Saturday, 12 January 2019. The award, the second one in the series, carries a cash amount of Rs1 lakh, a memento, and a citation, said Mayor.
Mayor further said , “In addition, Ullal Srinivas Mallya Memorial Award for 2018 will also be presented to Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru (for social service), Manohar Prasad of Udayavani (journalism); Honeybal R. Cabral-the Principal of Karnataka Theological College, Mangaluru (community education and service), and Sara Aboobacker (literature) on the same day. They will receive Rs 50,000 each, a memento, and a citation. M. Veerappa Moily, Member of Parliament from Chickballapur and former Union Minister, will present the awards at 2 p.m. U.T. Khader, Minister in charge of Dakshina Kannada, will be present on the occasion”.
Dr B M Hegde
“The selection committee comprised N. Ismail-former principal, Badriya College; Chandrakala Nandavara-writer, and Udaya Kumar Irvathur- principal, University College, Mangaluru. The honorary award is presented to a person who has done good service to society and upheld the name of Mangaluru. The corporation had presented the first honorary award for 2017 to saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath in December 2017 “added Mayor. MCC had instituted the award when Ms Kavita Sanil was the Mayor during 2017–18