‘Round Table India & Ladies Circle India felicitate Shilpa Shetty, Syed Kirmani and 6 other prominent achievers in its 7th edition of Pride of Karnataka Awards’


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Bangalore, January 9, 2017: Round Table India along with Ladies Circle India, today presented the ‘Pride of Karnataka Awards’ amidst glittering ceremony sponsored by RV Constructions. These awards were given to those achievers from Karnataka across different walks of life for the seventh consecutive year. Chief Guest, Mr.Gopalagowda, Justice (retd), Supreme Court of India presented the award to Mrs. Shilpa Shetty Kundra for her contribution in the health and fitness category, Mr.Syed Kirmani in the sports category, Mrs.Arundhati Raja and Mr.Jagdish Raja for their contribution to theatre, Mrs.Suparna Ganguly for Social Work, Mr. Danish Sait for Entertainment, Mr. B K S Varma for Art and Mrs. Meena Ganesh in the field of Entrepreneurship.
‘Pride of Karnataka’ is an award instituted by Round Table India and Ladies Circle India, in an attempt to honour individuals who have significantly contributed in their own fields and brought laurels to the state. A five member jury from Round Table India and Ladies Circle India chose the recipients for the awards based on their achievements and their contribution to their respective fields. The awardees this year have been chosen for their outstanding work in the field of Social Work, Sports, Theatre, Art ,Entertainment, Health and Fitness and Entrepreneurship.
On the occasion, National President of Round Table India Mr. Manpreet Singh Raja said, “As always, Round Table India for the seventh consecutive year is extremely privileged in recognizing the prominent personalities for their tremendous outstanding work they have undertaken over the years and have made Karnataka proud. Round table India and its members believe in making a difference to the society in our own capacity. We believe that the awardees here today are true testimony that the youth of our society can look upto”.
Mr. Ravi Vijayasarathy, Partner, RV Constructions said, It is a privilege for our company to associate with this prestigious event pride of Karnataka. We salute round table india and Ladies Circle India for all the worthy community service work they are doing across the country.
On receiving the award Cricketer Syed Kirmani expressed, “Feeling Proud to be a Kannadiga, it is a great and a special feeling to be recognized for the services rendered. Thank you Round Table India”
Mr.Jagdish and Arundhati Raja prominent theatre personalities said, “Our connect with Round Table India and Ladies Circle India goes back to 1979, when we were elected Charter Chairperson of Bangalore Metropolitan Ladies Circle 5 and Charter Chairman of BMRT 44. To be elevated to Pride of Karnataka awardees for 2016 is indeed an honour and to join the ranks of people we hold in great admiration is humbling and well, quite joyful”
Expressing his happiness on receiving the award Mr. Danish Sait said, “It is very humbling to get an award like this. Karnataka has so many things to be proud of, amidst all of it, we realise how miniscule we are and being recognised as the Pride of Karnataka means a lot to me.”
Mrs. Suparna Ganguly, Co-founder trustee of CUPA said, “I feel privileged to be chosen by the Round Table as the voice for all animals, who deserve a rightful place in our society. The Round Table Award signifies the inclusion of animal protection in social work today. This award is a milestone since it extends respect and value for animal welfare and rights.”
Dr. B K S Varma, renowned painter said “Awards are given those not because of their name by because
of their work. The work is important and not the person. It is an honor to
receive this award which I consider as encouragement and god’s gift.

Monday, January 9, 2017