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Venkatasubbaiah, Sara Aboobacker, 4 others get `Nadoja'

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This is to mark the golden jubilee of the formation of the State




G. Venkatasubbaiah

HAMPI: G. Venkatasubbaiah, Kannada lexicographer; C. Parvati, social scientist; Sara Aboobacker, writer; Enagi Balappa, theatre personality; Naganna Monappa Badiger, sculptor; and Bhadragiri Achyutdas, "keertankar" will be conferred the "Nadoja" of Kannada University here.

The Nadoja, which means "teacher of the State," is a prestigious honorary degree conferred by the university in recognition of service to society in various fields and is equivalent to an honorary D.Litt. degree. It will be presented to the six persons at the 14th "Nudihabba" (convocation) of the university on December 22, B.A. Vivek Rai, Vice- Chancellor, told presspersons here on Thursday.

Dr. Rai, in reply to a question, said the six persons have been selected for the Nadoja this year in view of the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the formation of the State. They represent all regions of the State, he added.

Governor T.N. Chaturvedi, who is the Chancellor of the university, will present the degree to the six persons. Six persons will be conferred D. Litt degrees, 23 Ph.D. degrees and 13 M.Phil. degrees. Shivaraj Patil, member of the National Human Rights Commission and former Judge of the Supreme Court, will deliver the "Nudihabba" address, Dr. Rai said. He said that on December 21, the university will hold a symposium on "Naalina Karnataka" (Karnataka tomorrow).

Twenty-five books brought out by the university will be released on that day, Dr. Rai said.

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