Minister Acharya hoisted the Kannada flag at the Mahatma Gandhi municipal ground, Ajjarkad, here and accepted the guard of honour from district police force, NCC and Scouts and Guides among others.
Meanwhile, the district Rajyotsav Awards were presented to 22 distinguished personalities for the outstanding services in their respective spheres.
The cultural programmes were staged by the students of various schools during the programme. Kaup MLA Lalaji R Mendon, deputy commissioner Hemalata P, superintendent of police Praveen Madhukar Pawar, town councilor Kiran Kumar, Udupi Urban Development Authority chairman Sudhakar Shetty,
taluk panchayat president Shyamala Sudhakar, zilla panchayat president Gladys D’Almeida and zilla panchayat chief executive officer Rajashekar among others were present.
Karnataka reigning administration conferred state Rajyotsav Awards to seven outstanding individuals from Udupi district, for their remarkable contributions or achievements in their respective field or chosen career: Ashwini (sports), Gopal Kharvi (swimming), Barkur Shantaram Shetty (Kambala), Bhasker Kogga Kamath (puppet show), Bhadragiri Sarvottam Das (drama), Mogaveer Yuva Sanghatane (blood donation) and Bannanje Sanjeev Suvarna (Yakshagana guru) were the recipients of the state Rajyotsava award.Report by Daijiworld