BJP leader Cheruvu Ramakaotaiah has been selected for the Best Citizen award in the Visakha Samacharam Telugu daily annual Ugadi Puraskars this year.

According to secretary of the selection committee P. Narayan, others chosen for awards in various categories are Anakapalle MLA Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Nellimarla MLA B. Appalanaidu (Best People's representative), GVMC Additional Commissioner S. Krishnamurthi (Best Officer), Executive Officer of Sri Kanakamahalakshmi temple D. Bhramaramba (Best Woman), Sri Saipuja Foundation (Best NGO), and Mira Rao (Eminent Woman).

Special awards were also announced to Guru Dutt Velpula of Sweden (education), Nagabhatla Satyanarayana (priest), Neelachalam Gopalarao (rural officer), S. Madhu sudhana Rao (civil supplies officer), G. Chinnikumari Lakshmi of Bheemili (rural woman), K. Vikramarao of Bobbili (best policeman), and Penumaka Ravikumar (social worker).