Manipal, January 15: Four eminent persons of undivided Dakshina Kannada were honoured at the annual New Year Award function at Fortune Inn Valley View on Saturday. The award instituted in 1941, is organized by Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Academy of General Education and Syndicate Bank. Every year four individuals are recognized for their outstanding work which has brought laurels to these district and the state. One is a Professional and others are from Education, Commerce and Industry and Social Service.
The four recipients of the award this year were: Dr P.L.N. Rao, Former Dean, KMC, Manipal. He was the former Registrar Evaluation, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal also; Dr B. A. Viveka Rai, Former Vice Chancellor, Kannada University, Hampi; Mr John D’Silva, doyen of Co-operative Banks, Mumbai and Mr Nandalike Balachandra Rao, founder president, Muddana Adhyayana Kendra, Nandalike.
Dr H.S.Ballal, Pro Chancellor Manipal Academy of Higher Education welcomed the gathering. Dr H. Shantaram, Administrative Officer, Academy of General Education gave details of the Awards and Dr H Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor congratulated the awardees.
Ms Harshita, Ms Harshini and Ms Soujanya from School of Life Sciences facilitated the function