Mangalore University to honour six persons

Septuagenarian B.K. Deva Rao, who has preserved over 150 variants of paddy by cultivating them every year at Mittabagilu village in Belthangady taluk, and national award winning film director Abhaya Simha from Mangaluru are among the six persons who will be honoured by Mangalore University on its 40th foundation day on Mangalagantori campus on Thursday.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, P.S. Yadapadithaya, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said N.R. Shetty, Chancellor, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi, will deliver the foundation day address.

The others who will be honoured are Gopal Mugeraya, Director, National Institute of Technology, Goa; Shashikala Gurupur, Director, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune; G. Chidvilas, Editor, Shakthi daily, Madikeri; and Ganesh Ameen Sankamar, an expert in Tulu folklore.

He said that Mr. Mugeraya would be honoured for his contribution to the fields of Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering. Mr. Simha is one of the country’s newest and most notable voices in the field of cinema. An alumnus of Mangalore University, he has made a name for himself as director of feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, and as scriptwriter, sound engineer, actor and film activist, he said. Ms. Gurupur would be felicitated in recognition to her contribution to the fields of legal education and social justice.

Mr. Chidvilas has been recognised for his social service and Mr. Sankamar for his research in the field of Tulu folklore.

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