Karnataka government from the existing Rs.20000 to Rs.1 lakh and for the rest of the categories it has been hiked to Rs.50000. The Karnataka chief minister N.Dharam Singh announced this at a glittering state film awards for 2003-2004 on Saturday evening.
The awards are given to the achievers in different departments on behalf of the people of Karnataka said Chief Minister Dharam Singh in his address. A separate function to honor the national best actress Thara and Baraguru Ramachandrappa for receiving the Guinness honors would take place soon announced the CM. I know Shivrajkujmar from the young age. Already we have received appreciation for ‘Sarthaka Suvarna’ expressed the CM. We would soon introduce the Anti Goonda Act. There is no point in honoring the Kannada films and at the same time allowing video piracy the CM made a timely announcement.
This is the Suvarna Yuga for Kannada films. The state government has given plenty of benefits and a few more relief is required said the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce President Gangaraju.
The Karnataka government has done good job for the producers and a very few policy decisions have to be announced felt Smt.Parvathamma Rajkumar.
These type of awards only give encouragement for all of us said noted director T.S.Nagabharana on this occasion. This is the third award from the state government I am receiving and all the three films Om, Hrudaya Hrudaya and now Chiguridha Kanasu are produced by my mother said Shivrajkumar. Best actress award Radhika also thanked every one responsible for this evening.
The program began exactly at 6.30 pm when the CM of Karnataka arrived at Ambedkar Bhavan. The CM also released the souvenir on this occasion.
A short circuit at the Ambedkar Bhavan put the entire audience in commotion for a few minutes at 7.45 pm. The state awards committee for 2003-2004 Vishwanath P.H and his team were also honored on this occasion.
Srinivasa Prabhu and Aparna conducted the two hours state awards evening.
The beauty of the whole evening was the clippings shown at the backdrop when Jaya Bharatha Jananiye song was sung on the stage. The cultural programs were given by Sneha Nandagopal, Shadows team, Harsha and team.
Well done State government. Keep it up.