Writer and actor Tanikella Bharani to receive Lok Nayak Foundation award

By Express press service

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Lok Nayak Foundation, launched by the Chairman of the Official Languages ​​Commission, Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, will honor eminent personalities who worked with former Chief Minister NT Rama Rao as part of his centenary celebrations birth. Speaking to the media here on Sunday, Lakshmi Prasad said the foundation has been honoring eminent personalities every year since its inception 19 years ago. The prize is popular as Andhra Jnanpith which carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh. It will be introduced to famous writer and actor Tanikella Bharani. Generally, the award is given on January 18 every year to mark the death anniversaries of NTR and Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

However, the program has been postponed this year. It will be presented on September 5. NTR was not only an actor, politician and chief minister, but was a great social reformer. Instead of just paying tribute to NTR to mark his centenary of birth, it was decided to congratulate those who have worked with him since he took office as chief minister of the once united PA. They include Special Officer NTR G Ramachandra Rao, Personal Assistant Mohan, Security Officer Krishna Rao and Driver Lakshman. Each of them will receive a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, Lakshmi Prasad said. Mizoram Governor K Haribabu will present the awards on Monday.

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Lok Nayak Foundation, launched by the Chairman of the Official Languages ​​Commission, Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, will honor eminent personalities who worked with former Chief Minister NT Rama Rao as part of his centenary celebrations birth. Speaking to the media here on Sunday, Lakshmi Prasad said the foundation has been honoring eminent personalities every year since its inception 19 years ago. The prize is popular as Andhra Jnanpith which carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh. It will be introduced to famous writer and actor Tanikella Bharani. Generally, the award is given on January 18 every year to mark the death anniversaries of NTR and Harivansh Rai Bachchan. However, the program has been postponed this year. It will be presented on September 5. NTR was not only an actor, politician and chief minister, but was a great social reformer. Instead of just paying tribute to NTR to mark his centenary of birth, it was decided to congratulate those who have worked with him since he took office as chief minister of the once united PA. They include Special Officer NTR G Ramachandra Rao, Personal Assistant Mohan, Security Officer Krishna Rao and Driver Lakshman. Each of them will receive a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, Lakshmi Prasad said. Mizoram Governor K Haribabu will present the awards on Monday.

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