Swamy Vivekananda State Youth Awards presented

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Bangalore, Nov 14 (UNI) Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today said that the government programmes need to concentrate on promotion of scientific temper and fellowship among the youth.

Speaking after distributing Swamy Vivekananda State Youth Awards for 2005-06 in the Banquet Hall, Raj Bhavan, he said that "adequate opportunities to give expression to their cultural, literary and artistic talents have to be created all over the State. In this respect there has to be complete cooperation among the various departments." "I am happy to note that Government of Karnataka has been a torchbearer in promoting youth activities. The Government is providing the necessary lead to the Youth for personality development, social consciousness, community participation, rural development programmes etc., I hope the Youth clubs at taluk, district and State levels would be energised soon to ensure collective growth of the State for transformation of Karnataka into a highly developed and model State in the country".

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, who released a souvenir brought out to mark the occassion, in his address, called upon the awardees to rededicate themselves to work for the betterment of the State and country.

He said that the State government recognising the services was a right signal to the youth of this country. He called upon the youth to strive for excellence in their duty.

The recipients of Swami Vivekananda State Youth Award carrying Rs 10,000 Cash, Statute of Swami Vivekananda and citation included: Mr B C Vijaya Kumar, Mr Muntunjaya V Kulkarni, Ms C C Hemalatha, Mr Shivaiah Swami Kamatana, Mr C S Srikanth, N Phalguna, Mr Varadaraja Pai, Mr G Rajappa, Ms A B Somesh and Ms S N Jyothi.

Four Youth organisations which were awarded were Gadag Youth Association, K V Shankaragouda Memorial Youth Organisation, Mitra Balaka, Basaveshwara Yuvaka Sangha. The Award carried Rs 25,000 cash, statute of Swami Vivekananda and citation.

UNI

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