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Karnataka Rajyotsava Prashasti
Civilian award
Sponsored by Seal of Karnataka.svg
Government of Karnataka
Formerly called Mysore State Award
(1966–1972)
Reward(s) 1,00,000
First awarded 1966
Last awarded 2019
Highlights
Total awarded 2400
(Awardees including Individuals & Institutions)

The Rajyotsava Prashasti or Rajyotsava Awards,[1][2][3][4] the second highest civilian honor of the Karnataka state of India are conferred annually by the Karnataka Government on the occasion of the establishment of the state on 1 November celebrated as the Kannada Rajyotsava.[5]

The awards are presented in Bengaluru by the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 1 November of every year. Each award carries an amount of 100,000, a 20-gram gold medal and a citation.[6] In addition to that, the government has in the past, allotted commercial land for eligible awardees.[7]

History

Karnataka Rajyotsava Award was instituted in 1966 to be awarded to citizens of Karnataka in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service and Public Affairs. It has also been awarded to some distinguished individuals who were not citizens of Karnataka but did contribute in various ways to Karnataka. The award was not conferred in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 2009.[8]

Award winners

K. Chidananda Gowda, awardee in 2019, is an educationist, engineer, author and playwright.
H. L. Dattu, awardee in 2017, was the 42nd Chief Justice of India.
Bezwada Wilson, awardee in 2016, started a grassroots movement to eradicate manual scavenging in India.
Akkai Padmashali, awardee in 2015, is an Indian transgender activist, motivational speaker, singer amd social worker.
Dr. K. Kasturirangan, awardee in 2014, is a renowned space scientist. Head of ISRO from 1994 to 2003.


Sulagitti Narasamma, awardee in 2013, an Indian midwife from Pavagada (Tumkur) has performed 15,000+ traditional deliveries free of charge over 70-years.

2019 awards

The Government of Karnataka announced 64 names for the year 2019 on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the awards. The awards were given away at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bengaluru on 1st November 2019 by Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa.

The awardees for 2019 include K. Chidananda Gowda (former Vice Chancellor, Kuvempur University), V. A. Deshpande (sculptor), Mohan H Sitnoor (artist), Chandrakanth Karadalli (Children's writer), H. Kushi (young Yoga exponent), Muddu Mohan (Hindustani musician), among others.[9]

2018 awards

The Government of Karnataka announced 63 names for the year 2018 on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the awards. The awards were given away at the Vidhana Soudha on 29th November 2018 by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.[10]

Nitin Hiremath From Hubli(Laxmivana), Sarvamangala, Bhargava From Mysuru, Kere Kaamegowda From Mandya Among Rajyotsava Awardees. Rajyotsava Awardees includes former Union Minister Margaret Alva, former Chief Justice of India H. L. Dattu, former Olympics sprinter Kenneth Lawrence Powell, Sandalwood actor Jai Jagadish and National Public School founder KP Gopalkrishna are among the other winners.[11]

2016 awards

The Government of Karnataka announced 61 names for the year 2016 on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the awards.[12]

2015 awards

The Government of Karnataka announced 60 names for the year 2015 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the awards.

2014 awards

The Government of Karnataka announced 59 names for the year 2014[13] on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the awards. The awards were given away at the Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore on 1 November 2014. The 2014 awards saw 1924 nominations[14] that were screened by a panel. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah announced that the government would bring out commemorative postal stamps of the 59 awardees.[15]

The award winners for 2014 include S. Janaki (playback singer), Justice M N Venkatachalaih (former Chief Justice of India), Dr. K. Kasturirangan (former ISRO head), Dr. B.N. Suresh (ISRO scientist), M. R. Poovamma (athlete), Mamatha Poojari (kabaddi player), M. S. Rajashekar (Kannada movie director), Vaijanath Biradar Patil (veteran Kannada actor), D Kumardas (Hindustani vocal singer), amongst others.

2013 awards

2012 awards

2011 awards

2010 awards

2008 awards

2007 awards

2006 awards

2005 awards

2004 awards

2003 awards

2002 awards

2001 awards

Azim Premji, Rahul Dravid, Sree Ramaseva Mandali (organization), Smt Rathnamma Hegde were some of the prominent awardees.

1998 awards

Shesha Jayaram (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Director of HVEL, University of Waterloo, Canada)

References

  1. ^ "Karnataka Rajyotsava | Karnataka Formation Day". 29 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  2. ^ "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Rajyotsava awards for 162". Deccan Herald. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  4. ^ Archive. "National : 159 chosen for Karnataka Rajyotsava Award". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Rajyotsava Award for Jerry Rao". Online webpage of Mphasis. Mphasis. Retrieved 8 July 2007.
  6. ^ "60 persons to get Rajyotsava award". The Hindu. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  7. ^ "1,000 applications received". Online webpage of The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 8 July 2007.
  8. ^ "ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಪಟ್ಟಿ 1966 ರಿಂದ - 2015 ರವರೆಗೆ" (PDF). Kannada Siri. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to present Rajyotsava awards on Nov 1". The News Minute. 29 October 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019. "Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to present Rajyotsava awards on Nov 1". The News Minute. 29 October 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Sarvamangala, Bhargava from Mysuru, Kere Kaamegowda from Mandya among Rajyotsava awardees". 29 November 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Margaret Alva, Justice Dattu, shepherd Kamegowda among recipients of Rajyotsava awards". The News Minute. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  12. ^ "61 people bag 2016's Rajyotsava awards". Bengaluru. The New Indian Express. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Rajyotsava Award – 2014". Government of Karnataka, Department of Information and Public relations. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  14. ^ "9 to get Rajyotsava award". Bangalore. Deccan Herald. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Shun those who advocate division of State: Siddu". Bangalore. Deccan Herald. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
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