He was speaking as a chief guest at the Cultural Festival-2013 organized at Town Hall in Mangalore on January 18, Friday in connection with the decennial celebrations of Mega Media News.
Harikrishna Punaroor, former Kannada Sahitya Parishat President, who presided over the function, said we can have a cultured society when the media tries to correct the society and guide it in the right direction.
Umanath Kotian, President of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Krishna Palemar, former district minister, A Sadananda Shetty, Chairman of Shreedevi institutions, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, President of District Kannada Sahitya Parishat, PB Harish Rai, President of District Working Journalists Union, noted comedian Tennis Krishna, Tulu actor Arjun Kapikad, Mega Media Managing Director Shivaprasad, Saritha S, Director were present on the dais.
Outstanding achievers Govinda Guruswamy, music director Aditya Narayan, photographer Satish Ira and Ravinarayan of Dhyeya Software Solutions, were felicitated on the occasion. The Mega Media Journalism Award was conferred on Steevan Rego, Vijaya Karnataka reporter.
The Nage Habba by noted comedian Tennis Krishna and Tulu theatre artiste Anand Bolar enthralled the audience. A Tulu comedy play ‘Eddedduppuga’ featuring Tennis Krishna for the first time, was also well appreciated.
Shivaprasad, Editor and Managing Director of Mega Media spoke on the origin and growth of the organization and welcomed the gathering. Saritha S, Director, proposed the vote of thanks. KV Raman compered the programme.
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