Bengaluru: The ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award was conferred posthumously on Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar in Bengaluru on the occasion of the 67th Kannada Rajyotsava on Tuesday.
The highest civilian award of the state was received by the actor’s wife Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar on behalf of the late actor at a ceremony on the fore steps of the Vidhana Soudha.
The award was being conferred after 13 years, and Puneeth Rajkumar was the 10th recipient of the award.
The awardees are handed a 50-gram gold medal, a certificate, memento and a shawl.
The ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award has been conferred on achievers in various fields:
Kuvempu (Literature) – 1992
Dr Rajkumar (Cinema) – 1992
S Nijalingappa (Politics) – 1999
C N R Rao (Science) – 2000
Devi Prasad Shetty (Medicine) – 2001
Bhimsen Joshi (Music) – 2005
Dr Shivakumara Swami (Social Service) – 2007
D Javare Gowda (Literature) – 2008
Dr Veerendra Heggade (Social Service) – 2009
Puneeth Rajkumar (Cinema) – 2022
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Bengaluru, Nov 5: The Karnataka government will introduce a law to stop the confiscation or auction of farmers’ property over any delay or non-payment of loan taken for agricultural purposes, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday.
Speaking at the concluding session of Krishi Mela and distribution of awards to farmers at the Gandhi Krishi Vignan Kendra (GKVK) campus here, he said in case of non-payment of agricultural loan, farmers must be given more time for repayment instead of confiscating or auctioning their property.
Necessary instructions have already been given to the Department of Cooperation and other departments. As a result the departments are responding to the plight of farmers, he said.
Noting that economic growth is fully dependent on the agricultural sector, Bommai said agricultural universities must take up research regarding agro-economics and give suggestions to the government.
These universities must work in tandem with the government and inform it regarding new research and methodology, the chief minister said.
Both Bengaluru and Dharwad Universities of Agricultural Sciences have been functioning for 58 years and helping farmers. One thousand acres of land has been reserved each in Dharwad and Bengaluru universities for natural farming, he said.
“The varsities have been asked to increase agriculture output with less capital investment and to grow crops without using chemical fertiliser,” Bommai said.
The “Yashasvini” health insurance scheme has been re-launched since November 1, the chief minister told the gathering.
Bommai said the state government will launch more farmer-friendly programmes which included giving loan to 10 lakh additional farmers from the current academic year.
He appealed to farmers to think scientifically, try new varieties to increase productivity and take up comprehensive agriculture.
Kolkata: Domestic giants Mumbai got their hands on the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, the elusive silverware missing from their bulging cabinet, defeating Himachal Pradesh by three wickets in the summit clash here on Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday hinted at the possibility of the Centre considering restoring state status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Madrasa Ahsanul Masajid Bikarnakatte, managed by Assuffa Academy Mangaluru, organised speech and song competitions among the students on Saturday here in the city.
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