Rare photograph of Late B. V. Gopalakrishna Rao - Presidential Award Winner from Thonse/Kemmannu.

Madhava Rao
Kemmannu News Network, 14-10-2017 17:43:53

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Rare photograph of Late B. V. Gopalakrishna Rao - Presidential Award Winner from Thonse/Kemmannu.

Kemmannu, Oct, 2017: Kemmannu.com has got the privilege to publish this rare photograph belongs to Late Sri.B.V Gopalkrishna Rao from Thonse/Kemmannu region who was awarded the national award from the president of India in the year 1962. Late B.V. GopalkrishnaRao,Head Master of Hindu Higher Primary School, Kemmannu, received this prestigious presidential award   in 1962 from the then President of India Dr .Radhakrishnan. This photo relates to the felicitation given to him in the school premises by the school management.

Sitting from left-Sri. Vishwanath master,Sri.John Baptist D’souza,Panchayath President Sri. T.Govinda Udupa,Award winner Sri.B.Gopalakrishna Rao,Sri.B.Madhava Rao, Sri.T.Pokru Master,Sri B.Shivaram Shetty.

Standing 1st row-Smt.P.K.Kamala Bai,Smt.Vanalakshi,Smt.Kalyani Belchadthi,Smt.Anjaline Lewis,Smt.Akkamma, Smt.Janaki,Smt.T.Rajeevi.
Standing 2nd Row-P.Somashekar rao,Sri.Veerappa Master,T.Ramappa Poojary, Sri B. Vittal Shetty,Sri Raja Poojary,Sri Shekar Shetty.

B. V. Gopalkrishan Rao was born and brought up in Moodukudru of Tonse East village in Udupi District. He had his secondary Education in Central High school Coorg, completed his teacher’s training from Govt Training school Mangalore.

During that period he came in contact with Dr.Shivaram Karanth and got training in dramatics. He started his career as a teacher in Milagres Secondary school, Kallianpur and then he became the Head master in Hindu Higher Elementary school, Kemmannu. When compulsory Education was introduced he became the secretary and worked hard for the introduction of the scheme. He was interested in wood work and carpentry which he introduced in this school as craft training.

He became the secretary of Teacher’s centre of the neighbouring schools and gave valuable guidance to all the teachers. For all these valuable work in the field of education he was awarded with the President’s National award in 1962. That time there were 19 teachers & more than 800 students in this Hindu Higher Elementary school, Kemmannu.

Comments on this Article
sampath, bahrain Wed, August-21-2019, 8:17
Wow.. it was a great to see his picture here. .. i was fortunate enough to get taught by him .. ( tuition ) ... What i am today is because of him.. i vow much to him.. He is ocean of knowledge and as well art of giving back to society in the way of knowledge..
MARK OLIVEIRA, KEMMANNU Thu, October-12-2017, 2:12
GREAT!!!, happy to see the renowned teachers from our native village. we were lucky to get the best of education from these dedicated teachers.

Even though, I am from convent school I was very much in contact with him, as he was passing daily through my house, and say good morning to him every day.

So that I could seek his advice. they were the teachers with selfless service to the society.

Aachar gr, Kemmannu Tue, October-10-2017, 10:25
In continuation, of my precious little The great hero of the then , b v Gopal krishna Rao, is the man, solved many different opinion between Meenakshi Venkat Rao and neighbors to form direct axis for educational school, from south, southwest corner and from west, he in association with merchant SRINIVAS Rao, yearly performing Ganesha chathurthi, and was served laddu, chakkuli, and panchakajjaya,and some time special holige to more over 1000 students studying in the school, his Madrasi brothers always provides the prize money to the toppers, I hope after the periods of HM Madhava BHAT, it’s stopped due to political impacts, in the name cast and religion reasons, It’s painful to watch the present situation and status of the said institution that, it was sold out for a bit, strength of students not more than 25.

Passion of modernization in educating them may caused, Some Brokers and agents for their profits are trying to make it to a private layout ,any how law is there to help with anything.

My sincere request to the team of sponsor to picturize present hall of its, Now ,in these days, if one wants to become a teacher ,only to avail fecilitis by the government not to their profession.

Mabel d’souza, padukudru Mon, October-9-2017, 1:22
I know every one on the photo including my father.Thanks to the one who published.
Mervin Saldanha, Kemmannu/Jaipur Sun, October-8-2017, 9:58
I still remember him he was a great personality. I could identify most of them. I think my teacher Laksminarayan Rao is his son.

Thanks for storing old memories of good old kemmannu.God bless.

James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago Sun, October-8-2017, 7:31
Once I was driving thruogh a small town with only one traffic stop, one police, one mayer being the same. Since there was hardly any traffic I slowed down at the stop sign instead of stopping completely. As I drove a little further I was stopped by a burley looking policeman. "You did not stop."

I said I slowed down. "Ok. I wont fine you. But I will hit you on your palm by my wand." I said OK. He went on hitting me for a while without stopping. I being unable to bear the pain said, "stop $TOP!." He smiled and asked me, "should I slow down. Or stop"?

"Oh no please STOP." I pleaded. This is for speeding drivers.

Aachar GR., Kemmannu Sun, October-8-2017, 6:04
Oh god, a rarest of the rare ,hope that family and friends may not have the same ,not only he, the awardee, but all that of his machinery ,they without having the trophy are awarded for their own, they were one team,not only a teachers but also associated with many forms of activities ,as Organization, sports music, social activities they developed roads, infrastructures, garden, events, found out many people in the form of doner ,appreciated pupils by reaching and also sorting their weakness ,guided them, many are there any way, they are simply role models, A great salutes to them and also lovable thanks for the group headed by sponsor.

I my self proudly say that I am the one of the student studied and learned how to get it done, and I respect them.

A great salute

By ACHAR GR, Advocate

Shalini Dsouza, Muscat Oman Sun, October-8-2017, 10:56
Happy to see my mom (Angaline lewis). Thanks for photograph.
Sadashiva, Kemmannu/Mumbai Sat, October-7-2017, 3:24
Thank you very much for uploading rare photo.
Morgine D Silva, Mumbai Fri, October-6-2017, 6:58
Sir Gopalkrishna Rao undoubtedly a great personality.

I did not study under him but, I have seen him after his retirement, tremendously contributing to Thonse Nidambally Primary School.

He was highly energetic and a dynamic personality. He also possessed technical knowledge as he used repair clocks etc.

Hat off to him.

Sadananda, Gulibettu Kemmannu Fri, October-6-2017, 8:09
Thanks for sharing rare photograph. I have studied under most of the teachers are in photograph.
Raviraj Kalyanpur, MUMBAI Thu, October-5-2017, 11:27
Great Legends of Hindu Higher Primary School.From the above, many have passed away but they are still in our hearts.

May God keep them happy wherever they are.

Thanks for sharing this rare photo.

Ravi Tonse, Baligera Kudru, Kemmannu Thu, October-5-2017, 4:55
Legends of Hindu Higher Primary School. Happy to see my uncle T Pokru Master in this photograph. Thanks for the article.
Rajesh, dubai Thu, October-5-2017, 3:49
When my childage I use to see him daily walking from Moodukudru to Kemmannu..... Great personality.
Ramaprasad Rao, Kemmannu/Mumbai Thu, October-5-2017, 10:12
Thanks for the article and for the rare photos.
Thomas D Souza, Kemmannu Wed, October-4-2017, 10:11
Golden era of Hindu School Kemmannu. All Teachers in the pictures including Sir Gopalkrishna are legends of teaching, imparting education mostly to poor students of little educated people.

Golden era has passed away and the school is struggling to survive Now. Only memories remain. Nostalgic snap took us back to the past.

Nelson Quadros, Kemmannu/Abu Dhabi Wed, October-4-2017, 9:56
Nice to see old photos of our Kemmannu personalities getting recognition at national level.
Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Wed, October-4-2017, 9:55
Praise the Lord ...
Rajesh, Malpe Wed, October-4-2017, 8:53
Historic!! 55 years old rare collection, Thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much for uploading very very rare photo.

Even today I remember them for the quality of teaching and affection they were giving to us.

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