Sathyanarayana Bags Hermaan Mogling Life Time Achievement Award
Highest Honor for Karnataka-based Journalist with one lakh cash prize
Bengaluru, August 12th 2017. For once, those who break the news will make the news. The Bengaluru Urban District Union of Working Journalist (BUWJ) has instituted the Hermaan Mogling Life Time Achievement Award to recognize the works of a journalist from Karnataka selected by an eminent Jury.
The Award was presented certificate, medallion with the embossed image of Mogling and cash prize or rupees one lakh.
The Hermaan Mogling Life Time Achievement for Journalist is conferred to. Sathyanarana. K, Senior Journalist from Kannada Prabha, The Award was conferred by KJ. George, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning. In charge Minster, Bengaluru District, The Award was convened by The Bengaluru Urban District Union of Working Journalist on 12th August, Saturday at Radission Blu Atria Hotel Bengaluru. This award was given for outstanding contribution to the field of Journalism and Society in large.
The Hermaan Mogling award is the highest honor for any Karnataka-based journalist as there will be only one winner every year, this year’s award was decided by a Jury comprising eminent personalities like Former MP and The Iconic Policeman H.T. Sangliana, Hunasvadi Rajan, Chief Editor Samyukta Karnataka and Dr. Suresh Nagpal. Chairman of Krupanidhi group of institutions.
The award was open to all journalists from mainstream media, English and regional media in Karnataka. “The final winner was selected from about 20 shortlisted journalists who have done exemplary work in Karnataka,” said Byrasandra Gangaraju, president, BUWJ
The award ceremony is powered by Herbalife Nutrition and organized by Breathe Entertainment, Supported by Krupanidhi Group of Institutions and Prestige Group.
Incidentally, the Hermaan Mogling Life Time Achievement Award has a lot of rich history to back its pedigree.
The BUWJ, which has instituted the award, is affiliated to Karnataka Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), the largest media body in India with a legacy of 85 years started by the legendry literary genius, Dr. DV. Gundappa in 1932.
And for media researchers and Kannada lovers in particular, the Hermaan Mogling Award has special added significance. Hermann Friedrich Mogling, a diminutive German, who landed in Mangalore in 1836 with only a Bible in his pocket, went on to be known as the pioneer of Karnataka journalism – or more correctly, Kannada journalism – launching Karnataka’s (then Mysore) first vernacular newspaper, Mangalura Samachara, after falling in love with and mastering Kannada. His paper was printed using stone slabs which exist to this day in the Basel Mission Printing Press in Balmatta, Mangalore.
Kishore Joseph, also executive member of BUWJ, social activist and Director, Breathe Entertainment who executed this award ceremony said it was a commendable initiative to pay tribute to the godfather of Journalism in Karnataka who brought out the first ever Kannada vernacular newspaper.
The award ceremony was Inaugurated by Shri. K.J. George Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning. In charge Minster, Bengaluru District and also saw heavy weight participation from motivational gurus, celebrities, top politicians, senior journalists and bureaucrats.
"A unique, one of its kind initiative by the Bangalore Urban District Union of Working Journalists to honour and recognise the power of the pen through the Lifetime achievement award is step in the right direction to motivate the younger generation to draw inspiration from such great journalists. Journalism has the power to awaken the mind and stir the soul". Said Mr. Ajay Khanna, Vice President and Country Head - Herbalife International India.
“Hermann Friedrich Mögling, a name to remember in the Karnataka’s History. A pioneer of newspaper in Karnataka by its humble inception the “Mangalooru Samachara”, Hermann dwelled & immersed with Karnataka’s culture so well that he realised that his journey has started. Just in the search to quench his thirst for literature he was awarded as a doctorate for his literary work in Kannada called as Bibliotheca Carnataca. Being acclaimed as a young Kannada writer, he produced nearly 36 literary works, published a list of more than 3000 Kannada proverbs, and composed about 20 poems which were considered to be a ground-breaking and exceptional Kannada literature, in a short period of 20 years. To say it’s just a prodigy where a man of Germany had a soul proclivity towards Kannada & it’s poetic literature.It is a great honour for all the recipients of the award confirmed in his name”, says Prof. Dr. Suresh Nagpal. Chairman of Krupanidhi group of institutions.
Speaking at the occasion Ms. Uzma Irfan – Director, Prestige Group, India is the largest democracy in the world and the role of media, as a watchdog, has only grown in importance as we evolved as a nation. Today media forms an integral part of our everyday lives. Journalists have the immense responsibility of not only making the public aware of breaking news, but also ensuring that the news is factually correct and reported following the journalistic code of ethics prescribed. I consider it our duty to recognize the achievements of those excelling in this field. My congratulations to the BUWJ for instituting this award. I would also like to congratulate Mr. Satyanarayana. K for winning this prestigious award!
I hope this encourages more and more youngsters to make their mark in this exciting and booming industry.
About K. Sathyanarayana:
K Sathyanarayana is a very talented personality and aptly referred as the ‘Dronacharya of Journalism’. After completing his education from National College in Bangalore, he entered the field of journalism in 1955. Serving in an Swathanthra an Independent English Weekly in Madaras, later he joined “TAYINADU’ Newspaper in 1957 in Bengaluru. After serving here for 3 years, he joined the reputed Group of “Indian Express” in 1960. In 1967 he joined Kannada Prabha and followed journalism with the utmost commitment and devotion. With his ability of a positive working style, he could have attained power, but never bowed to either pressure or admiration and voiced his pre opinion, his hallmark for the next 40 years. His columns in Kannada Prabha and Indian Express namely Nagara Pradkshane, Samakaleena and Currents were acknowledged with appreciation by friends and foes alike.
Satyanarayana is one of the most experienced person in Political analysis. His style and language of writing on any topic was carefully designed to reach the common man. His presence in the filed of journalism for over 60 years, will however continued in future.
For media enquiry call Kishore Joseph, Executive Committee Member, Bengaluru Urban District Working Union of Journalist, Ph: 9483537475.