Rajyotsava Prashasti

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Rajyotsava Prashasti
Awarded by Government of Karnataka
Type Civilian
Category Literature, Music, Dance,
Theatre, Sculpture, Journalism, Sports,
Medicine, Education, Agriculture,
Information Technology and Science
Instituted 1966
First awarded 1966
Last awarded 2014
Award rank
← Karnataka Ratna

The Rajyotsava Awards, [1][2][3][4] the second highest civilian honor of the Karnataka state are conferred annually by the Karnataka Government on the occasion of the birth of Karnataka State on November 1 celebrated as Kannada Rajyotsava. The awards celebrate achievements by persons of eminence in their chosen fields. The awardees are from the fields of literature, music, dance, theatre, journalism, sports, medicine, education, agriculture, Information Technology and Science.[5] [6]

The awards are presented in Bangalore by the Chief minister of Karnataka. Each award carries an amount of Rs. 100,000, a shawl, a citation and a memento. In addition to that, the government allots commercial land for eligible awardees.[7]

Among the awardees are the likes of C. G. Somiah, S. R. Ramaswamy, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Ashwini Ponnappa, Pankaj Advani, Dr.H.Girijamma, Maya Rao[8] Mylswamy Annadurai, V. R. Gowrishankar[9] John Ebnezar[10] and C. D. Narasimhaiah.[11]

Award winners[edit]

2016 Awards[edit]

The Government of Karnataka announced 61 names for the year 2015 on the occasion of the 61th anniversary of the awards.[12]

2015 Awards[edit]

The Government of Karnataka announced 60 names for the year 2015 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the awards.

2014 Awards[edit]

The Government of Karnataka announced 59 names for the year 2014[13] on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the awards. The awards were given away at the Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore on 1st November 2014. The 2014 awards saw 1924 nominations[14] that were screened by a panel. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah announced that the government would bring out commemorative postal stamps of the 59 awardees.[15]

Prominent award winners for 2014 are: S. Janaki (playback singer), Justice M N Venkatachalaih (former Chief Justice of India), Dr. K. Kasturirangan (former ISRO head), Dr. B.N. Suresh (ISRO scientist), M. R. Poovamma (athlete), Mamatha Poojari (kabaddi player), M. S. Rajashekar (Kannada movie director) and Vaijanath Biradar Patil (veteran Kannada actor).D Kumardas (Hindustani vocal singer)

2013 Awards[edit]


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  3. ^ Rajyotsava awards for 162
  4. ^ The Hindu : National : 159 chosen for Karnataka Rajyotsava Award
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  8. ^ "Maya Rao Brought Kathak to City". The New Indian Express. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
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  11. ^ "Critical Contribution of C. D. Narasimhaiah" (PDF). Shodh. 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ "61 people bag 2016's Rajyotsava awards". Bengaluru. The New Indian Express. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rajyotsava Award – 2014". Government of Karnataka, Department of Information and Public relations. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "9 to get Rajyotsava award". Bangalore. Deccan Herald. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Shun those who advocate division of State: Siddu". Bangalore. Deccan Herald. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.