To mark the release of 150th issue of ISSUES & CONCERNS, we have planned to have an ELOCUTION COMPETITION for the degree college students of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. This we are organizing in association with Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, Udupi. It will be held on 31st Aug 2012 in the College Auditorium. Our editorial board member and eminent journalist Padma Bhushan M.V. Kamath shall preside over the formal function, while Ms. Sandhya Pai, Executive Editor, Taranga Weekly shall be the Guest of Honour. We are expecting 50 participants from 50 colleges. Rs: 15000/- is the prize money: with Rs: 5000/- being the 1st prize, Rs: 3000/- as 2nd prize and Rs: 2000/-as 3rd prize. There will be 5 consolation prizes of Rs: 1000/- each.
On 8th Sept. 2012, at the same venue, a function to release the 150th issue is planned from 3 o’clock to 5 o’clock. Former Supreme Court Justice and former Lokayukta of Karnataka, Justice Santosh Hegde is expected to be the Guest of Honour along with Mr Gautham Pai, the M.D. of Manipal Technologies Ltd., Dr M.V. Kamath shall preside over the function, which shall also have distribution of prizes to the winners of ELOCUTION COMPETITION.
The topic for the ELOCUTION COMPETITION is “Towards a Fair Society, Where Did India Go Wrong?". Prof B.M.Hegde, former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University is expected to take part in the function.