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Agrahara Krishnamurthi, Lathe get award

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FELICITATION: Former Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh conferring the S.R. Patil Pratishtana Award on writer Agrahara Krishnamurthy in Gulbarga on Sunday. Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Chandrashekar Patil is seen.
FELICITATION: Former Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh conferring the S.R. Patil Pratishtana Award on writer Agrahara Krishnamurthy in Gulbarga on Sunday. Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Chandrashekar Patil is seen.

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Pratishtana commended for its efforts to develop Kannada

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GULBARGA: Former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly N. Dharam Singh on Sunday commended the efforts of the S.R. Patil Pratishtana in the development of Kannada.

Speaking after conferring the 2003-04 and 2004-05 S.R. Patil Pratishtana Award on M.S. Lathe, a folklore expert, and writer Agrahara Krishnamurthi, Mr. Singh said voluntary organisations and foundations should come forward to lend a helping hand to the State Government in protecting the language.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and a commendation certificate.

Dovetail efforts

Presiding over the function, Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Chandrashekar Patil said the Government and private organisations should dovetail their efforts to develop the cultural heritage of Kannada. Referring to the backwardness affecting the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, he said this is on account of lack of opportunities.

Mr. Singh also gave away the Smt. Manikbai Patil Award for best book to T.C. Purnima for her work Adhunika Samvahana Madhyamagalu Mathu Kannadada Abhivruddi. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5,000 and a commendation certificate.

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