Rajyotsava Award :

Rajyotsava Awards, the second highest civilian honor of the State of Karnataka. The award is  conferred annually by the Government of Karnataka on the occasion of the establishment of the State on 1 November celebrated as the Kannada Rajyotsava. 

The Rajyotsava awards are presented in the capital of Karnataka, Bengaluru by the Chief Minister of the State.  . Each award carries an amount of Rs. 1,00,000, a 20-gram gold medal and a citation.

History of Rajyotsava award:

Karnataka Rajyotsava Award was instituted in 1966 to be awarded to citizens of Karnataka.  The rajyotsava award is in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity.  This includes  the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service and Public Affairs.  The Rajyotsava award has also been awarded to some distinguished individuals who were not citizens of Karnataka but did contribute in various ways to Karnataka. The award is not conferred in 1977,1978,1979,1980,2009.

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Winners of Rajyotsava award 2018

M.S.Prabhakara for book Kamaroopi (literature)       Annu Devadiga (Music)

Hasan Nayeen Surkod (Literature)                            M.R.Krishna Murthy (Dance)

Cha. Sarvamangala (Literature)                                Hiriyadka Gopal Rao (Yakshagana)

Chandrashekara Talya (Literature)                            Seetharama Kumara Kateel (Yakshagana)

S.N.Rangaswamy (Theatre)                                      G.N.Ranganatha Rao (Journalism)

Puttaswamy (Theatre)                                               Basavarajaswamy (Journalism)

Pampanna Kogali (Theatre)                                      Ammembala Ananda (Journalism)

Yamanappa Chitragar (Sculpture)                             Yallavva Roddappanavar (Bayalata)

Basanna Kalappa Kanchagar (Sculpture)                  Bheemaraya Boragi (Bayalata)

Bhargava (Film)                                                         Geetha Ramanujam (Education)

Jai Jagadish (Film)                                                     A.V.S.Murthy (Education)

Rajan (Film)                                                               K.P.Gopalakrishna (Education)

Datturaj (Film)                                                            Shivananda Kaujalagi (Education)

C.E.G. Justo (Engineering)                                        H.L.Dattu (Judiciary)

Basavaraj Revanappa Uppina (Art)                            Basavaraja Beesaralli (Freedom Fighter)

Kenneth Lawrence Powell (Sports)                            Nadagouda (Medical)

Vinay.V.S. (Sports)                                                     Seetharama Bhat (Medical)

Chetan R. (Sports)                                                     P.Mohan Rao (Medical)

Kalmane Kame Gowda (Ecology & Environment)       M.C.Gopal (Medical)

Anand C.Kundur (Social Service)                               C.Ramu (Cooperative)

Ranchappa Hadapada (Social Service)                      Mahadevi Annarao (Agriculture)

Krishnakumar Poonja (Social Service)                       Mookappa Poojar (Agriculture)

Margaret Alva (Social Service)                                   Rangadore Memorial Hospital (Association & Organisation )

Guruva Koraga (Folklore)                                          R.S.Rajaram (Other social areas)

Ganga Huchchamma (Folklore)                                 Pradeep Arya (Other social areas)

Channamalle Gowda (Folklore)                                 C.K.Jorapura (Other social areas)

Sharanappa Bootera (Folklore)                                  Narasimhaiah (Other social areas)

Shankamma Mahadevappa  (Folklore)                      D.Surendra Kumar(Other social areas)

Basavaraja Alagppda (Folklore)                                Shanthappanavar P.B.(Other social areas)

Choodamani (Folklore)                                              Namah Shivayam Reguraj (Other social ser.)

Ramachandra (Folklore)                                            P.Ramadas (Other social services)

A.A.Shetty (Kannadiga outside Karnataka)                M.J.Brahmayya (Other social services)

The ceremony of presenting Rajyotsava awards will be held at Ravindra Kalakshetra where the Chief Minister Kumaraswamy  will present the awards on 29th November 2018.

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