BANGALORE: Since past 21 years the Bangalore based ‘Bharatha Ratna Sir M. Vishweshwarayya Foundation’ has been engaged in recognizing the true achievers and the real social contributors by honouring with the prestigious state and national level awards. Similarly for the year 2014, the Foundation has unanimously chosen Bahrain based non-resident Kannadiga Leeladhar Baikampady for coveted ‘Rashtreeya Bhushan’ national award in appreciation of his longstanding contributions to the diverse fields and also for his laudable achievements in various arenas since past 27 years.
Starting from very early age of his life, Leeladhar Baikampady has been contributing to the fields of land & language, culture, literature, social service, charity, youth organizing etc. in the different locations like Undivided South Kanara, Bangalore, Mumbai and also in Bahrain. He has also achieved greater heights in many other fields and proved himself to be an achiever. All these multifaceted social activities which he continues to do on his own and through various organizations and also his talent based multiple attainments considered to be the key facts for bagging this national award.
The award was presented in a grand presentation ceremony held just recently at Nayana Auditorium situated in Kannada Bhavan, Bangalore and noted litterateur K. R. Sandhya Reddy has presided over this event and Junior Irrigation Minister of Karnataka, Shivaraj S. Tangadagi has inaugurated the event. Distinguished dignitaries like Ex Ministers of Karnataka State PGR Sindhya, H.M. Revanna, Motamma, Former Bangalore Mayor J. Huchappa, Seer of Belgaum-Balehonnuru Matt Shree Kalmeshwara Mahaswamigalu and retired IAS Officers Dr. C. Somashekhar and Dr. D. S. Ashwath were present on the stage as guests of honour.
The event was set for whole day and at the end of this day-long fabulous programme, there was a colourful cultural extravaganza by talented artists invited from different parts of Karnataka. In the midst of this spectacular entertainment event, Minister Shivaraj S. Tangadagi, Ex Ministers PGR Sindhya and Motamma jointly honoured the achievers of different fields including Leeladhar Baikampady.