KARNATAKA

30 artistes chosen for Janapada academy awards

Special Correspondent

Five books to get awards for 2007, 2008



Awards function at Koodala Sangama on June 16

National-level folk arts convention proposed



BANGALORE: The Karnataka Janapada Academy has selected 30 artistes practising various forms of folk art for its annual awards and two subject experts for awards named after noted folk scholars B.S. Gaddi Math and the late G. Sham. Paramashivaiah for 2008 respectively.

It has selected four books on various aspects of the State folk culture for 2007 and another one for 2008 book awards. Chairperson of the academy Go. Ru. Chennabasappa told presspersons here on Tuesday that the awards would be presented at the historical Koodala Sangama in Bagalokot district on June 16. Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Minister for Higher Education Aravinda Limbavali would participate in the event.

The award-winner artists are: Yellappa (Bangalore) Hullarave Rangamma (Bangalore Rural), Bannuru Kempamma (Mysore), Seenappa alias Puttaverra Shetty (Mandya), Shivaputrappa Cha Shettara (Haveri), U.S. Narayana Gowda (Shimoga), Yamanappa Bhajantri (Raichur), Fakira Gowda Basana Gowda Shiroora (Belgaum), Ganapathi Hanumantha Katabara (Bijapur), Nagavva Margappa Madara (Bagalkot), Ashwaramanna (Bellary), Ramanna Chennappa Kusagal (Dharwad), Jeenahalli Siddalingamma (Davangere), Jinnappa Parava (Dakshina Kannada), Rangonahalli Ningappa (Chitradurga), Kahale Hanumanthappa (Chikmagalur), Sidramappa Gurubasappa (Gulbarga), Yellappa Mareppa Duragamargi (Gadag), Beerappa Goolappa Yadiyapura (Koppal), Kempamma (Kodagu), B. Honnappa Bhavikeri (Uttara Kannada), Kamala Nayari (Udupi), Marakka Kom Sannachittaiah (Tumkur), Nigamma (Ramnagar), Dhakke Siddaiah (Chamarajanagar), Gowravva Manmathappa Kadaadi (Bidar), A. Snajeeva Reddy (Kolar), Kalamma (Hassan) and Obalappa (Chickaballapur). Special award (wrestling): Garadi Mahadevappa (Mysore). Subject expert award winners: C.K. Navalagi (Gokak) and Y.C. Bhanumathi (Mysore).

Book awards: Purushana Punya Naari Bhagya edited by P.K. Rajashekhara, Haadenappa Naa Haalinantha Nana Devarana edited by Shivananda Gubbannavara, Janapada Shodha edited by Ha. Ka Raje Gowda and Janapada Isiri edited by B.S. Swamy (all 2007) and Bahumukhi Janapada edited by Basavaraja Sabarada (2008). The folk artists and book awards carry a cash prize of Rs. 5,000, a citation and memento each. The subject expert awards carry a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and a citation and memento each.

All-India convention

The Karnataka Janapada Academy has sent a proposal to the Government for holding a first ever all India Janapada convention in the State at an estimated cost of Rs. 60 lakh, the chairperson of the academy Go.Ru. Chennabasappa has said.

Announcing the academy’s annual awards, he told presspersons here on Tuesday that a proposal for establishing a folklore university had been pending with the Government.

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