Special Correspondent

Awards distributed for good performance

BANGALORE: The Hindu, Bangalore, on Wednesday presented awards to 62 of its newsagents who had distributed its publications for as many as 15, 25 years and in some cases, for more than 60 years.

Vice-President (Circulation) of The Hindu M.R. Sivakumar greeted the awardees and thanked them for being an integral and vital part of The Hindu family.

New readers

Apart from distributing the newspapers to subscribers they should use opportunities that were available to attract new readers, by improving their service, Mr. Sivakumar told the awardees.

General Manager (Corporate-Circulation) V. Ravi and Regional General Manager, Bangalore, N. Rajashekar were present at the function to felicitate the newsagents who had come from various places.

Agents who had come for the ceremony included the family of B.A. Ramani of Arumugam and Sons of Kolar Gold Fields, whose family have been the newspaper's agents since 1921.

Other veteran newsagents included Sathyanarayana Rao of Tadpatri, Anantapur district, and Kausalya of Holenarasipur whose families have been agents for 60 years and more.

Those who were presented awards for being associated with the newspaper for 25 years were N. Aswartham, Madanpalle; K. Nagarajan, Dharmapuri; A. Dakshayanamma, Davangere; T.M. Umesh, Tumkur; B.A. Ramani, M/s. Arumugam and Sons, KGF; D. Nanjappa, P.S. Nilayam; G. Ratnam Setty, Guntakal; S.V. Satyanarayana Rao, Tadpatri; A. Balaji, T. Dasarahalli, K. Abdul Hai, Rayadurg; G. Bhagyamma, Chitradurga, G.M. Nagasekhar, Gooty; K.B. Shivananda, Bangarpet; S. Leelavathi, Arsikere; V.C. Maniagar, Kaveripatnam; D.S. Varadarajan, Kollegal; P. Nanjundappa, Doddaballapur; B. Madhava Rao, Harapanahalli, G.B. Kowsalya, Holenarasipur; P.M. Venugopalan, Pennagaram; P. Santhanalakshmi, Kariamangalam; K.M. Selvam, Kadathur; P. Narasimhulu, Vaimpalle; B.S. Nagarajan, Morappur; G.H.S. Dixit, Gubbi; Annur Lakshman, K.M. Doddi; P. Govindarajan, Marandahalli; G. Munuswamy, Pauparapatty; A. Srinivasa Rao, B.R. Samudram; K.P. Shamanna, Konanur.

15 years

H.S. Rajesh, ITI area; H.S. Tejas, Jayanagar; B. Basavaiah, Basavangudi; J. Rama Devi, Anantapur; B.S. Namratha, Yeshwanthpur; B. Usha Ramesh, Proddatur; B.V.Lakshmi Narayana Sastry, Kuppam; B.M. Chandrashekar, Harihar; K.N. Subba Rathnam, Penukonda; R. Joseph, HAL area; T. Ramachandran, Bagalur; J. Kalyani, Kalyandurg; Vasanthi, Hoskote; N.T. Abdul Rahman, Gangavathi; B.V. Murugeshan, Bannerghatta; C.R.C. Mohan, Gorantla; K.R. Ingersal, Bommidi; Vijaya, Mulbagal; Vanajakshi, Peenya; M. Parthiban, Shoolagiri; B. Satyanarayana, Challakere; B. Vijayakumar, Devanahalli; M.S. Laxmi Kanth, Pavagada; Nagarathnamma, Varathur; T.H. Ananda Singh, Kunigal; S.V. Gururaja, Holalkere; S. Kaseeswari, Paiyur; H.S. Nagesh Murthy, Harohalli; M.G. Seetha Rama Rao, Maddur; G. Vijayasekhar, Mulakalacheruvu; Ambika Rani, Srinivasapur; V.V. Moorthy, Uddanapalli.

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