The State Government has honoured Kammela Sridhar with ‘Ugadi Visishta Puraskaram-2013’ for his contribution to the filed of medicine in the State.

The award was presented to him by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Ugadi on April 11.

Chairman of Official Language Committee, Mandali Budha Prasad, said Dr. Sridhar had been creating awareness among people on various health and social issues by doing over 2,000 live episodes on television channels.

Dr. Sridhar, a urologist, had been creating awareness against female foeticide, drugs, AIDS and kidney-related problems.