“Now Rajyotsava Award is being given only to those above 60 years of age. It is not right to set age criteria for achievement. Awarding to achievers at a young age will allow the awardee to achieve even more. So without imposing age limit, award should be given to real achievers. In this regard, the age limit fixed for the Rajyotsava award will be relaxed,” he said.
Rajyotsava awardees should be recognized and their experiences and messages should be highlighted. The people of the country should be told how the awardees worked hard to build the country. In this regard, a nation-building work should be brought out. Also, that work should be distributed to all students,” he said.
“We should all work together to build the country without keeping our differences. People should be made partners, not beneficiaries. Awardees should realize their responsibility. Our government is trying to bring the state forward in all fields. He promised that we will build a new India from the new Karnataka.
Kannada and Culture Department Minister V. Sunil Kumar said, ‘9 thousand applications were received on the Seva Sindhu app for this year’s Rajyotsava award. The award is given to those identified by the committee rather than those who apply. We have recognized the achievers of all fields and awarded them,’ he said. The pension given to artists has been increased from Rs 1500 to Rs 2 thousand. “Earlier pension was given to 12 thousand artists, now the pension scheme has been extended to 15 thousand artists,” he said. Revenue Minister R. Ashok, MP Tejaswi Surya, MLA Uday Garudachar were present in the program.