BANGALORE: The state government honoured 16 women and six organisations with the annual Kittur Rani Chennamma Award on International Women’s Day.
Each year, the state government awards a cash prize along with a citation to women’s welfare and empowerment group across the state. The Stree Shakti groups at the taluk and district levels were honoured based on their last year’s achievements.
Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda along with other dignitaries handed over the awards for 2011-12 to women for their contribution to their respective fields..
Under the women empowerment organisations category, Cicopa from Bangalore, Paripoorna Grameena Abhivridhi Mahila Seva Samsthe from Dharwad, Yashaswini Mihila Mandali Kola, Basweshwara Vidya Samsthe from Chitradurga, Krishi Hagu Gramina Yuva Jana Abhivridhi from Haveri and Gramina Udhyoga Seva Samsthe from Doddabalapura won ` 25,000 each along with citations.
Under the individual women achievers category, Leela Krishnamurthi and KB Sarvamangala Shastri from Bangalore, Kodikandi Kaveramma Sommanna from Madikere, Dr Rekha B Patil from Bijapur, Pushpa Ramachandra from Gadag, Annapoorna Nivani from Belagaum and Nirmala Jhodappa Yetanati from Koppal won `10,000 with citations.Shilpa Nanjappa from Kodagu, A Rukmini from Chamarajnagar, Nagarathna Nagaraj from Dharwad, Naseem Bhanu Abdul from Bagalakote and Lakshmi Mahadev from Belagaum won `10,000 each for their contribution.