Basava Puraskara

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Basava Puraskara
Civilian award
Awarded forAwarded for contributions towards social reform and social change
Sponsored byGovernment of Karnataka
Reward(s)1 million
First awarded2000
Last awarded2015
Highlights
First winnerSaraswathi Gora
Last winnerG.R.channabasappa

Basava Puraskara is an award conferred by the Government of Karnataka. The award is presented on the basis of an individuals contribution for social reforms and social change and work for bringing about religious harmony.

The Award[edit]

The Basava Puraskara is a national award. The award comprises Rs. 1 million, a memento and a citation.

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient

1987

Notes Ref.
2000 Saraswathi Gora Social worker, co-founder of the Atheist Centre [1]
2001 H. Narasimhaiah Independence activist, physicist [2]
2002 Puttaraj Gawai Social worker, musician
2003 S. G. Susheelamma Social worker, President of Sumangali Seva Ashram
2005 L. Basavaraju Professor, writer [3]
2006 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Scientist, former President of India [4]
2007 Shivakumara Swami Pontiff of the Siddaganga Matha, founder of the Sri Siddaganga Education Society [5]
2008 Vijaya Mahantappa Swami Pontiff of Chittaragi Sri Vijaya Mahantheshwara Math, Ilkal [6]
2010 Javare Gowda Writer, educationist [6]
2011 Medha Patkar Activist; refused the award [7]
2013 U. R. Ananthamurthy Writer, activist [8]

Medha Patkar was awarded this prestigious award in 2010 for excellence in service in the social sector, which she later rejected citing Karnataka government's inability to take action on the mining scam and resolve the Lokayukta controversy.

2014 veerabadra channamalla swamiji

2015 channabasappa.

2016 motherteresa.

2017 patil puttappa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saraswathi Gora selected for Basava Puraskar". The Hindu.com. Hindu. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Basava Award presentation tomorrow". The Hindu.com. Hindu. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Basava Puraskar 2005 given away to Basavaraju". The Hindu.com. Chennai, India: Hindu. 1 May 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Basava Award for Kalam". The Hindu.com. Chennai, India: Hindu. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Basava Puraskar for Siddaganga swami". The Hindu.com. Chennai, India: Hindu. 1 October 2008. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  6. ^ a b "Basava Puraskar Award". The Hindu. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Medha Patkar declines Basava Award". The Hindu. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Award for Ananthamurthy". The Hindu. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2017.