Winners of the Rajyotsava Awards from Belgaum:
Kannada research: Sangamesh Savadatti Math
Folk: Malabai Santrama Sambrekar
Medicine: Dr.R.P. Nerli
The committee selected the award winners in compliance with the guidelines and there was no lobbying or political interference as reported in a section of the media.
The award, which will be presented on Rajyotsava Day, at Ravindra Kalakshetra, carries a purse of Rs. 1 lakh, a gold medal, a shawl, citation and memento each.
The Annual Rajyotsava Awards are conferred by the Karnataka Government on the occasion of the birth of Karnataka State on November 1 celebrated as Kannada Rajyotsava. The awards celebrate achievements by persons of eminence in their chosen fields. The awardees are from the fields of literature, music, dance, theatre, journalism, sports, medicine, education, agriculture, Information Technology and Science.