Bengaluru: Suvarna News, the leading Kannada News Channeland Kannada Prabha, one of the oldest and most trusted dailies of Karnataka which is part of the Asianet News Media Entertainment Limited has for the third year successfully executed its milestone event “Asamanya Kannadiga”. The grand award night was graced by some of the prominent faces of sandalwood.
Asamanya Kannadiga is the flagship program of Suvarna News & Kannada Prabha where unsung heroes of Karnataka are felicitated for their extraordinary contribution to the society. Asamanya Kannadiga is an honest effort to recognize common citizens who have made extraordinary selfless contributions to the society and stood as role models for others. These extraordinary stories have inspired millions of people and reached the deepest pockets of Karnataka.
The entire event is a 2-month process with a high frequency media promotion in TV, Print & social media inviting people to send in their nominations.Over 700+ entries were received which were then shortlisted by the Editorial team.These entries weresent out to the district reporters for a cross verification and on ground due-diligence done of the nominees. Shortlisted entries werethen evaluated by the jury who consisted of eminent personalities like Dodda Rangegowda-Author & lyricist, Tara – National award Sandalwood actress & politician and Sanchari Vijay – National level Sandalwood actor. The jury through nonpartisan process evaluated and finalized top 15 nominations. The winners were invited to Bengaluru on an all-expense paid visit for the Grand Finale event where they were felicitated with Cash prize and a trophy.
To name a few Asamanya Kannadigas winners:
- Kame Gowda from Mandya district who has built lakes for birds and animals from funds,
- Yashoda from Tumkur helps conduct free funeral rituals for the bereaved families who cannot afford to pay.
- JagadishHiremath provides free treatment to physically challenged patients,
- Ravi Narayan Nayak from Bantwal in Mangalore helps poor students to get scholarships and fund money for their studies,
- Mahesh Jadhav runs a free orphanage for AIDSeffected children.
Amit Gupta – CEO of Asianet News Media and Entertainment said, as a responsible media network, we at Asianet News Network constantly endeavor to make a social impact while conducting our businesses profitably. With events and IP’s like these we want to offer our medium to recognize and felicitate people of grit, resolve, purpose and impact they generate despite all possible constraints. News & entertainment Media has been synonymous with happenings of significant importance, glitter and glamour and we believe that people with the above qualities coming from diverse walks of life and yielding themselves for a purpose which is much larger than our daily living deserves to hog all the importance, glamour and glitter. Each time we host this event we are more and more humbled seeing the people shortlisted and feel that truly “We ourselves are our only limitation and boundlessness is within everyone’s reach if one desires”.
Ravi Hegde – Editor in Chief of Kannada Prabha and Suvarna News added, “The process of Identifying and felicitating the unknown heroes of our state was initiated in the year 2006 by Kannada Prabha, Suvarna News followed this initiative along with Kannada Prabha from 2015 and together we have completed 3 successful years, we are proud to be associating with these heroes year on year and will bring out more of such individuals in the front through Asamanya Kannadiga over the years to come”
The grand event was a glittering evening with sandalwood celebrities KichaaSudeepa, Sanchari Vijay, NeenasamSatish, ArunSagar, Hari Priya, Manvitha Harish who honored the winners and gave away the prizes.