Oct 3, 2010

Proud of you, Mom!

Mom has won the first prize in ‘Masthi Kadambari Puraskara’ for this year for her new novel in Kannada titled “Mane”. Masthi Venkatesh Iyengar is a legendary Kannada writer of the last century whose works in the field of Kannada literature are immense. Now ‘Masthi trust’ recognizes budding writers each year and rewards them for their work.

The felicitation ceremony was held yesterday, on Gandhi Jayanthi, which was presided over by honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. Yedyurappa, who released the book as well as felicitated the awardees. So Mom was on the same stage with Karnataka CM!

The CM also unveiled two volumes of “Masthi Samagra Samputa Avalokana”, compiled by Sri Mavinakere Ranganathan, President of the trust.

This Kadambari Puraskara is a strict competition, where the panel of five renowned judges are kept unaware of the writers’ names and asked to judge the novels. Only after the decision is made that the authors’ names are revealed.

This time, all the first three prizes have been bagged by female writers!
Details:
1st prize - Mane by Saraswathi Nataraj, Rs.30000/-
2nd prize - Kicchillada bege by Dr. Kamala Hemmige, Rs.25000/-
3rd prize - Kamini thalpa by Usha Narasimhan, Rs.20000/-

Congratulations and proud of you, mom!

P.S.: All above pics are shot by Dee :)

7 comments:

  1. Wow, your mom is a writer? I am impressed. Thanks for letting me know about this place.

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  2. ನಿಮ್ಮ ತಾಯಿಯವರಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಹೃದಯ ಪೂರ್ವಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು.ಮುಂದೆರಾಜ್ಯ,ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಅಕಾಡಮಿ ಗಳ ಪುರಸ್ಕಾರ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಲಭಿಸಲಿ.ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸಂತಸದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಕುಟುಂಬವೂ ಭಾಗಿ .

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  3. Congrats!!!

    So happy for you and your family! It is so good to hear!!!

    Love
    ART

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  4. Super..!! convey my congrats to ur amma..

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  5. convey my congrats to ur mother !

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  6. Congratulations Sum, can you translate the story for us? I know most stories loose the touch, the essence in translation, but I can not read Kannada :(
    I seriously want to learn Kannada, its my mother tongue after all, P has promised me that he will teach me..

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