Journalist Dinesh Amin Mattu gets State-level award
Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Monday presented the State-level D. Devaraj Urs award to journalist Dinesh Amin Mattu, Assistant Editor, Prajavani, Bangalore, and divisional-level awards to eight persons/organisations.
The State-level award instituted by the government carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and a citation.
The awards were given at a function organised at the Banquet Hall of the State Secretariat to mark the 97th birth anniversary of the former Chief Minister
Mr. Mattu, who began his career in journalism in 1983, joined Prajavani in 1989. He has won several awards for his contributions to the field of journalism.
Mr. Shettar presented the Bangalore divisional-level award to Vishwakarma Ratha Shilpa Kala Sangha, Bangalore; Sri Sharada Vidya Samsthe, Chitradurga; and Narasamma of Tumkur. Ms. Narasamma (92) has been working for the betterment of poor women in rural areas.
The Belgaum division awards were given to Bhimarao B. Gasti, president of Uthana Samsthe, Khanapur, Belgaum, and Kashinath B. Hudeda, Bagalkot, for their social service.
The Gulbarga division awards were given to Vajra Kumar B. Kivade for his contributions in the field of health and social service and Basavanappa M. Gounalli of Jewargi, Gulbarga district, in the field of social service.
Deena Bandhu Samsthe, Chamarajanagar, Mysore district, bagged the Mysore divisional-level award for contributions in the field of education.
Mr. Shettar felicitated 16 students who secured highest marks in 2011-12 SSLC and PU examinations, who reside in hostels run by the Social Welfare Department.