Karnataka Rajyotsava Award: Facts About Rajyotsava Awards On Kannada Rajyotsava Day

Karnataka Rajyotsava Award: Karnataka state is all geared to commemorate its 66th year of inception in the post-pandemic scenario. The Kannada Rajyotsava or Kannada Day or Karnataka Rajyotsava as it is known is reminisced and observed on November 1 every year with pomp and zeal. Karnataka came into existence or formed in the year 1956 on linguistic grounds, when all Kannada speaking regions were compounded together into one based on the idea and foresight of Aluru Venkata Rao, a revolutionary Kannada Laureate, popularly known as Karnataka Kulapurohita.

 
Karnataka Rajyotsava Award: Rajyotsava Awards

Kannada Rajyotsava 2021: Facts About Kannada Rajyotsava On November 1Kannada Rajyotsava 2021: Facts About Kannada Rajyotsava On November 1

One of the key highlights of the Kannada Day or Karnataka Rajyotsava in addition to the unfurling of the official State flag or the Karnataka Dhwaja; ceremonial address from the Chief Minister and Governor and a host of community and cultural programs that set in the carnival is the Rajyotsava Prashasti or Rajyotsava Award which is presented to a select few for their outstanding contribution to Kannada language and Karnataka in diverse fields.

Facts About Rajyotsava Awards On Kannada Rajyotsava Day

Here are a few facts about the Rajyotsava Awards or Rajyotsava Prashasti presented on the Kannada Rajyotsava or Kannada Day

  • Rajyotsava Award is the second-highest Civilian Honour of Karnataka state after Karnataka Ratna
  • Karnataka Rajyotsava Award was initiated in the year 1966
  • The Rajyotsava Award carries a purse of ₹100,000, a gold medal a 20-gram and a citation
  • Rajyotsava award is given in 24 categories
  • Rajyotsava Awards are conferred by the State Government i.e. Govt. of Karnataka
  • Rajyotsava Award is given every year on November 1 on Kannada Rajyotsava
  • Rajyotsava Award is conferred in recognition of the contribution in various fields - Arts, Literature, Culture, Education, Industry, Sports, Medicine, Science, Social Service and Public Affairs to the citizens of Karnataka
  • Rajyotsava Awards were not given in the years 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 2009
  • Rajyotsava Award is also given to non-Kannadigas for contribution to Karnataka in various ways
  • Rajyotsava Awards are presented in Bengaluru by the Karnataka Chief Minister

This year the Government of Karnataka will be honoring 66 achievers with the Rajyotsava Awards based on the public nomination to honor the unsung heroes.

Veteran cine actor Devaraj; theatre personality Prakash Belawadi; Tennis player Rohan Bopanna; water resources expert Capt. Raja Rao; theatre personality Fakeerappa Ramappa Kodai are some of the key personalities whose names figure in the list of 66 Rajyotsava Awardees

Rajyotsava Award 2021 Winners List

Here's a complete list of 66 Rajyotsava Award 2021 winners

Category Awardees
AgricultureDr C Nagaraj (Bengaluru Rural), Gurulingappa Meldoddi (Bidar) and Shankarappa Ammanaghatta (Tumkur)
AdministrationH R Kasturirangan, Hassan
Army/DefenceNaveen Nagappa, Haveri
CinemaDevaraja, Bengaluru city
Civic Staff (Pourakarmika)Ratnamma Shivappa Babalad, Yadgir
EducationSwami Lingappa, Mysuru, Shridhar Chakravarthi, Dharwad, Prof P V Krishna Bhat, Shivamogga.
EnvironmentMahadeva Velipa, Uttara Kannada; Bykampady Ramachandra, Dakshina Kannada.
Entrepreneurship

Shyamaraju, Bengaluru

FolkloreB Nayak (Vijayapur), Gowramma Hucchappa Master (Shivamogga), Durgappa Chennadasara (Bellary), Bannanje Babu Ameen (Udupi), Mallikarjun Rachappa Mudakavi (Bagalkot), Venkappa Govindappa Bhajantri (Dharwad) and Maharudrappa Veerappa Itagi (Haveri)
Hyderbad-Karnataka unification achiever

Mahadevalla Kadechooru (Kalaburagi)

Horanadu Kannadiga (Non-resident Kannadiga)

Dr Sunitha, Mumbai; Chandrashekar Palthadi, Mumbai; Dr Siddameshwar Kantikar; Praveen Shetty Dubai

JournalismPatnam Anantha Padmanabha, Mysuru; U B Rajalakshmi, Udupi
Judiciary C V Keshava Murthy, Mysuru
LiteratureMahadeva Shankanapura, Chamarajanagar; Prof D T Rangaswamy, Chitradurga; Jayalakshmi Mangalamurthy, Raichur; Ajjampura Manjunath, Chikkamagaluru; Siddappa Bidari Bagalkot
Music

Thyagaraju C, Kolar; Harold Cyril D'Souza, Dakshina Kannada

MedicineDr. Sulthan B Jagalur, Davangere; Dr Vyasa Deshpande, Dharwad; Dr A R Pradeep, Bengaluru city; Dr Suresh Rao, Dakshina Kannada; Dr Shivanagowda Rudragowda Ramanagouder, Dharwad.

Miscellaneous

Dr. B Ambanna, Vijayanagar, Captain Rajarao, Ballari, Gangavathi Pranesh, Koppal.
Sports

Rohan Boppanna, Kodagu; K Gopinath, Bengaluru City; Rohith Kumar Kateel, Udupi, A Nagaraj, Bengaluru city

Science and Technology

Dr. HS Savitri, Bengaluru City; J U Kulkarni, Bengaluru

Social ServiceSolagatti Yamunavva (Salamantapi Bagalkot; Madalai Madaiah, Mysuru; Muniyappa Domluru, Bengaluru city; B L Patil Athani, Belagavi; Dr J N Ramakrishnagowda, Mandya
Sculpture Dr. G Jnananda, Chikkaballapur; Venkanna Chitragara, Kopala
TheatreFakirappa Ramappa Kodai, Haveri; Prakash Belavadi, Chikkamagaluru; Ramesh Gowda Patil, Ballari; Malleshaiah N, Ramanagara; Savitri Gowdar, Gadag
YogaBha Ma Srikanta, Shivamogga; Raghavendra Shenoy Bengaluru
YakshaganaGopalacharya, Shivamogga
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