Alva’s Nudisiri Award–2012: Mangalore Bishop Rev Dr Aloysius,Girish Kasaravalli and among 10 awardees

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Mangalore Oct30:Mangalore Bishop Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza and film personality Girish Kasaravalli are among the ten people selected for ‘Alva’s Nudisiri Award–2012.’

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Alva’s Foundation Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva that the awardees are being felicitated for their contribution to development of Kannada. The bishop has been selected for his contribution for Kannada education. The other awardees are Dr G Siddalingaiah (literature), Vyjayanthi Kashi (dance and silver screen), Dr Panditaradhya Shivacharya Swamiji Saanehalli (Kannada culture), Dr C P Krishna Kumar (literature), Ramachandra Hegde Chittani (Yakshagana), Dr Vishnu Naik (literature), Subhadramma Mansoor (theatre) and Loka Shikshana Trust (publication).

Each awardee will be presented with a certificate, a memento, a citation and Rs 10,000 in cash. The award will be conferred at the valedictory of ninth edition of Alva’s Nudisiri, on November 18, at Moodbidri. Litterateur Erya Laxmi Narayana Alva will deliver the valedictory address. The Alva’s Nudisiri will be inaugurated by Jnanpit awardee Dr U R Anantha Murthy and will be presided over by well-known poet Dr K S Nisar Ahmed.
Alva said that there will be four seminars on the main theme of Nudisiri is Kannada manassu janapara chalavaligalu-- Kannada sahityaka chalavaligalu, Akhanda Karnataka asthitva—Horata, Kale—Madhyama chalavaligalu and Samudayika chalavaligalu.

Lexicographer and centenarian Prof G Venkatasubbaiah will be felicitated during the inauguration for his contribution to Kannada. Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade will felicitate him.

Nudisiri units

Hinting that decennial celebrations next year will be a special event, Alva said that programmes have been chalked out to form Alva’s Nudisiri units in various places to disseminate information and kindle interest among people about Nudisiri-2013. Nudisiri units have already been opened in Tumukur, Mysore, Dharwad, Chikmagalur, Mandya, Theerthahalli, Mangalore, Kundapur, Puttur, Bantwal and Belthangady. Two more units will be opened at Shimoga on November 11 and Sullia two days later. The Nudisiri units will also be opened in Dubai, Muscat and Bahrain in January, he added.

In ‘Kavisamaya’—’Kavinamana’ programme, poets like Vinaya Vakkunda, K P Mrithyunjaya, Nagesh J Nayak, Balasubrahmanya Kanjarpane, Basu Bevinagidada, Sandhya Devi, Dr Sayyed Jameerulla Sharif will take part.

The ‘Kathasamaya’ will be attended by Valli Vagga, Dr Amaresh Nugudoni, Dr Bala Saheb Lokapura, and S Diwakar.


As a part of Alva’s Nudisiri, Chitrasiri 2012— a national-level painting camp and national painting expo will be held, at Sundari Anand Alva premises in Vidyagiri, between November 8 and 11. Moodbidri Jain Mutt seer Bhattaraka Charukeerthi Panditacharyavarya Swamiji will inaugurate. About 20 artists Chandrakanth Bagalkote, Jeevan A S Mangalore, Paramesh D Jolad, Harish Saga, B V Kamaji, Devendra M Badiger, Shahed Pasha, Vishwakarma Achar, Nagaraj K T Naveen Kumar, Hariprasad, Eranna Dandin, Basavaraj, C D Jattanavar, Shivanand S Hoogar, Abhilash D, G M Hegde, Chitra Acharya, Asha Rani, Rashmi T N will take part in the camp.

Alva said that cultural programmes, including dance, ballets, classical music, Hindustani music, ‘Bombeyata’ and folk songs will be held on all the three days.

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