Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sthree Shakti awards presented
Mysore, Jan. 11 (KR)- Sthree Shakti Mahila Pratishtana Trust, Mysore, presented 'Sthree Kala Shakti' awards for the winners of Dolls and Garden Show 2009 at a function held at Veene Seshanna Bhavan here last evening.
CFTRI Dr. V. Prakash, who inaugurated the awards function, said that "Mysore is a cultural, traditional and heritage city. Our Maharajas have done a great job in promoting the culture." He also lauded Prathishtana President S. Mangala Satyan for her services to the cultural capital.
Sri Ilai Alwar Swamiji, Visiting Professor, Sanskrit Research Centre, Melukote, Maddikere Gopal, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President and K. Rag-huram, Senior Vice-President, Akhila Karnataka Brahmana Mahasabha, were the chief guests.
Dr. H.B. Rajashekhar and Dr. Latha Rajashekhar, poetess, were felicitated on the occasion.
Prathishtana President Mangala Satyan, who delivered the introductory address, said that the number of participants for the show was increasing every year and at present, there were 42 participants.
'Sthree Sahitya Shakti' award was presented to Shamala Murthy and 'Sthree Gaayana Gange' life-time achievement award to Shantha Jagadish.
The special awardees and prize winners are: K.S. Revathi Ramaswamy, G.R. Jayashree and Asha Venkatesh (Doll show); Sudha Siddegowda and Jagadamba Nagaraj (garden show).
Bonus prize winners: Shantha Lakshminarayana (doll) and Shyamala Prasanna (garden).
'Sthree Kala Shakti' awardees are: Gayatri Shankar, Hemalatha Kumar, Shobha Sathyanarayan, Sumana Raghunandan, Bhanumathi Sundareshan and Vijayakantha (doll show); Amaraja Hegde and K.S. Revathi Ramaswamy (garden).
First prize winners: H. Leelavathi, Malini Sathyanarayana, Uma Prasad, Latha Venkatesh, G. Rajeswari, D. Tangamani, R. Srilatha, N. Manjula and Padmashri R. Raj.
Second prize winners: Chitra Madhusudhan, Jayashree Sheshachalam, Suvarna Sridhar, Y.C. Vimala Babu, Girija Sheshadri, Annapurna Gopalakrishna, Padma Ramanath and Yadugiri Gopalan.
Third prize winners: M.A. Usha Ashwatha Narayan, Chitra Ramesh, S. Roopasri, B.S. Vijayalakshmi, Tara Sethuram and Sheela Prasanna.
First prize winners: Padma Ramanath and Tanuja Mahadev. Second prize: B.N. Rashmi. Third prize: Banumathi Sundareshan.
The winners were presented with a momento and certificate.
Sthree Shakti member Uma Bai, Prof. M.N. Gopalan and Yadugiri Gopalan sponsored the awards while Sumana Raghunandan and Hemalatha Kumaraswamy sponsored the progra-mme. Vani Subbaiah compered.