Dasimayya Awards on February 25

BANGALORE: Desi Charitable Trust is organising its annual Dasimayya National Awards ceremony for 2010- 11 here on February 25. In a press release the Trust said Rangappa Y Hugar has been selec

Published: 24th February 2012 04:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:02 PM   |  A+A-

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Artisans at work in Harihara Charaka and Gramodyoga Sahakara Sangha Limited, Davangere | Express Photos

BANGALORE: Desi Charitable Trust is organising its annual Dasimayya National Awards ceremony for 2010- 11 here on February 25. In a press release the Trust said Rangappa Y Hugar has been selected for the award under individual category.

While Harihara Charaka and Gramodyoga Sahakara Sangha Limited (Davangere district) and Khadi Nekar Sahakari Utpadakara Sangha Limited (Dharwad) would be given awards for the institutions.

Rangappa introduced Khadi Carpets (Jhamkhana) in Karnataka Khadi industry. He sent weavers to Andhra Pradesh to learn carpet weaving and started carpet production units in Betageri and Kampli.

Harihara Charaka and Gramodyoga Sahakara Sangha Limited were selected as Khadi production units at Nittuvalli, Davangere, Harihara, Tumminakatte, Kottur, Imangala, Burujapur and Devikere among others.

The Sangha has its own sales outlets at Harihara, Davangere, Hiriyur, Malebennur and Bangalore.

Khadi Nekar Sahakari Utpadaka Sangha specialises in spinning, weaving and producing garments out of natural brown cotton.

The award function would be organised at Krishnaraja Parishanmandira, Chamrajpet. Former Chief Justice of India M N Venkatachalaiah will be giving the awards.

The award carries Rs 40,000 cash, a Gandhiji bronze plaque and a citation.

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