Mumbai: Well-known journalist and Social worker B Dinesh Kulal received the ‘Patrakar Ratna’ award from Nava chintan and Saavadhan, associations engaged in social services, on 30th January, 2015 during the multi language Kavi Gosti Sammelana held at the Samaj Hall, Kandivali West. He is the only Kannadiga journalist who has received this award.
Founder of Kulala Pratisthana (R) Mangalore, Dinesh Kulal who is well known to Mumbai Tulu – Kannadigas is a senior reporter in Karnataka Malla since the last 15 years. Kulal, who is also a photo journalist, is having a record of publishing more than 1.5 lacs photos in a short period of last 3 / 4 years not only in print medias but also in more than 10 web medias and television. Earlier several Tulu – Kannadiga organizations felicitated this young journalist for his outstanding contribution and achievement in journalism and social services. The other Hindi and Marathi journalists who received this award are Ravindra Dube, Ajay Singh and Ashish Shirke.
Poet and well known drama artiste Sa Daya and Poet Arun Rao Ullal received ‘Kavi Ratna’ Award, whereas social worker Narasimha M Poojary was conferred ‘Samaja Ratna’ Puraskaar for their achievements.
The award was presented in the presence of prominent politicians, social workers and well known poets of different languages who participated in the Kavi Sammelan.
Dr Shantaraam Karande was the chief guest, Journalist, writer Srinivas Jokatte, Santosh Jha, Ratnakar Poojary, Ashwin Kumar Mishra, Aniruddh Pandeya, Saraswati Vandana, Radheshyam Dwevedi, Ishwar Hyderabadi and other dignitaries were also present.