Mysuru, March 14:- Karnataka Senapade organised the birth anniversary of Maharani Kempananjammanni and International Women’s Day at Rotary Hall on JLB Road in the city on Friday.
Achievers in various fields were felicitated with Kempananjammanni Mahila Ratna Award.
“Kempananjammanni was known as Vani Vilasa Sannidhana. Her contributions to Mysuru dynasty are unmatched. She was the wife of 10th Chamaraja Wadiyar. When he died, Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar was a small boy. Then Kempananjammanni looked after governing the princely state and gave emphasis to education. She provided free education to 13,000 women. She had pledged her gold ornaments to get KRS Dam constructed,” said Mayor Tasneem Bano.
Various achievers MS Asha Kumari, HA Shobha, Prof Manonmani, Padmashri award winner KS Jayalakshmi, Dr HP Raniprabha, Sudha Phaneesh, Kamala Murthy were felicitated with Kempananjammanni Mahila Ratna award.
Dr Manjula Umesh, Dr K Raghuram Vajapayee, Dr Pushpa Iyengar, Tejesh Lokesh Gowda, Srinivas Gowda, Dr Shantharaje Urs, Dr Mogannachar, Vijayendra, Amba, Jyothi, Indra, Shanthamurthy, Mini Bangarappa and others were present. (MR/KS)