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Handloom awards acquire a new name
May '10
Dasimaiah National Award is the new name by which the prestigious Desi national award will be known, henceforth. Each year, the award is presented for excellent performance in the area of handlooms.

The award has been named after Devara Dasimaiah from South India, to mark his outstanding persona, who apart from being a weaver was also an eminent poet during the medieval ages. For the year 2009-10, the Dasimaiah National Awards were declared in Bangalore.

Anand Dharwad, proficient in natural dyes and natural fibres has been selected for the award for individual contribution, whereas Holenaraseepura Khadi Gramodyoga Sahakara Sangha of Holenareseepura, Hasan District, Karnataka and Adhishakti Swasahaya Sagha of Gajendragad, Gadag District, have been selected for their institutional contributions.

The award comprises of a cash reward of Rs 40,000, similar amount of market assistance, a bronze plate of Gandhiji and his quotation. Uzramma, Vice Chairperson of The National Handloom Development Board, New Delhi would give away the awards at a ceremony which would be held at Chitrakala Parishat in Bangalore on May 15.

Earlier, Sarvodaya Khadi Sangha of Jagalur village and Shaakambari Nekarara Sangha of Soolibhavi village, Dastakar Andhra from Hyderabad and Gopikrishna, a leading activist and handloom designer from Belgaum, were amongst those who have been bestowed with the award.

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