Bangalore, Nov 14 (UNI) Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today said the government programmes should concentrate in promoting scientific temper and fellowship among youth.
Presenting Swamy Vivekananda State Youth Awards 2005-06 at Raj Bhavan here, he said ''adequate opportunities should be created for the youth to express their cultural, literary and artistic talents.'' ''I am happy that the Karnataka Government has been a torchbearer in promoting youth activities. I hope the youth clubs at taluk, district and state levels are energised to ensure collective growth of the state,'' he said.
The Governor's speech was read out by his Secretary Jagannath, since Mr Thakur was suffering from throat infection.
Chief Justice of Karnataka Justice Cyriac Joseph, in his address, called upon the award winners to dedicate themselves to work for the betterment of the state and country.
The recipients of the awards were B C Vijaya Kumar, Muntunjaya V Kulkarni, C C Hemalatha, Shivaiah Swami Kamatana, C S Srikanth, N Phalguna, Varadaraja Pai, G Rajappa, A B Somesh and S N Jyothi.
Four youth organisations selected for the award were Gadag Youth Association, K V Shankaragouda Memorial Youth Organisation, Mitra Balaka and Basaveshwara Yuvaka Sangha.