Sunday, March 20, 2011

Journalism: let it be positive, factual,Catalyst for development.

Pa Go Award ceremony at Mangalore
(Pics: Daijiworld)

Mangalore: Laxmi Machina, a Belthangady-based journalist has bagged the Padyana Gopalakrishna (Pa Go) Award for excellent rural reporting at the Press Club on March 20, Sunday. The award has been instituted by the Pa Go Memorial Trust.
Participating as the chief guest, State Higher Education Minister Dr V S Acharya felicitated the award winner with a memento, a citation, and a shawl and the cash prize of Rs. 5001 sponsored by Dr. Veerendra Heggade, the dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.

Dr Acharya said that these awards, which are given in recognition of excellent reporting, encourage other journalists to give qualitative reports too. Earlier the ministers had the feeling that Dakshina Kannada has developed a lot, but the news paper report by some reporters made to realize that still they are from many developments. This kind of works must be done further which will realize the responsibility of the district administration and ministers.
He also said that the newspapers of today focus on the negative happenings in society; this must be avoided because a lot of good also happens, which, if reported, will give people a positive feeling toward society. Further speaking on various developments he said that the state has appointed the knowledge commission and higher educational council.
Machina, bagged the award for his news report titled “Banjarumale Abhivruddi Kanasu – Kadinalli Kayuthave Kutumbagalu,” which was published in Udayavani dated Aug 26, 2010, was selected for this award.
Harsha, President of Dakshina Kannada Working Journalist’s Union and Secretary Guruvappa Balepuni, Vishweshwar Bhat, son of Pa Go and U Narasimha Rao were present.
Harish Rai, secretary of Press Club, welcomed the gathering and the guests and proposed vote of thanks. Anand Shetty, president of Press Club briefed on the award.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Another dream true: Udupi DC office complex

Udupi DC office complex at Rajatgiri, Manipal
Photo: Janardan Kodavoor

MANIPAL: The newly-built Udupi DC complex at the sprawling Rajathadri, Manipal will be officially inaugurated and dedicated to the public on or before May 10, 2011, said higher education and district in-charge minister V S Acharya, in Manipal on Saturday. Acharya, along with Udupi DC and others visited the new building site for its final inspection and review.

Acharya told mediapersosns the new DC complex will be a state-of-the-art building as it is a fusion of new architecture excellence and the old elegance. A total Rs 27.15 crore have been spent on the building and another Rs 2 crore will be specially sanctioned for the purchase of modern furniture. He said the construction work which was allotted to Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) and was executed by the contractor K Vasudeva Shetty of Deviprasad Construction Company, Kaup, have done good work within the stipulated time. He said with the total of 1,34,000 sqft plinth area and adequate car parking, and parking stations for buses, autorikshaws, the DC complex at Manipal looks magnificent.

Acharya said other DC office, ZP office and 40 other government department offices will function from this new building. Acharya instructed both Udupi DC P Hemalatha and PWD executive engineer Suresh Shetty to carry out liaison work with KHB for the faster completion of the interior and other pending works, so that the new complex will be completed in all respects much before the inaugural day.

Hemalatha, Udupi DC, Udupi MLA K Raghupathi Bhat, Udupi ZP president Katpady Shankar Poojari and district leaders Udyakumar Shetty and Somashekar Bhat had accompanied Acharya during his visit to the new DC complex in Manipal. (news TOI)

Monday, March 7, 2011

5/6 March 2011

Pics: Janardan Kodavoor

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Karnataka: Knowledge hub of Asia!

Mangalore Feb 28: The Karavali Group of Colleges held a Lamp Lighting ceremony and Graduation day on 27 February 2011 at Karavali College Premises, Kottara Chowki, Mangalore. The program began by invoking God's blessings. Lavita welcomed the guests and the gathering. A floral welcome was given to all the dignitaries on the dais.

Addressing the students, V S Acharya (Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education, Govt of Karnataka, said that lighting of the lamp is a very significant moment and is very important for the students. This is the day when one should remember Florence Nightingale who brought dignity to the nursing profession.

The outgoing graduates should take the challenges because they are now educated nurses with a great profession. In India, Dakshina Kannada is famous for medical education and is called as the knowledge hub of Asia, he said. He also told the graduates that they were very lucky to be a part of this institution. He urged the parents to encourage their children to take up higher studies and to become more and more knowledgeable in the society, as parents best gift for their children was education. Ganesh Rao (Hon'ble Founder Chairman, G R Education Trust (R)) congratulated the rank holders. About 450 students of Karavali college from the following courses B Sc Nursing, B Pharma, B. Sc., Fashion design, B Sc Interior Design, B Sc Hospitality Science, MSW, BBM, BCA, B Ed, D Ed, were felicitated on the occasion. First rank holder from Mangalore University, Srimathi Kamath and Sindhu from B Sc Garment design were felicitated with gold medals by the management. There was a cultural programme by the students which depicted the richness of our great culture. (visit Mangalorean, for full report/ all images)