Karnataka Govt declares NAADOJA Award for veteran Journalist, RSS Ideologue Dr SR Ramaswamy

Dr SR RamaswamyBengaluru March 02: Karnataka Govt to award prestigious ‘NAADOJA Prashasti‘ for veteran Journalist, RSS Ideologue Dr SR Ramaswamy. The award will be given by Hampi University of Karnataka. The Naadoja award will be conferred to Dr SR Ramaswamy on March 06, 2015 during the convocation ceremony of Hampi University.

Dr SR Ramaswamy serves as President of Rashtrotthana Parishat, a leading social organisation of Karnataka inspired by Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS). Since 1979, Dr SR Ramaswamy serving as Editor of Utthana, a popular Monthly published by Rashtrotthana Parishat since 4 decades.

Dr S.R.Ramaswamy has been active in field of literature and journalism for over four decades.  He is the author of nearly 30 prominent books in Kannada and English, and of over 1,000 articles on literary, cultural, nationalist and developmental themes. He has for nearly two decades guided some major voluntary rural-development initiatives in Karnataka.  He has been a staunch advocate of the Swadeshi Movement.

Sri S.R.Ramaswamy has been active in literature and journalism for over four decades.  He is the author of some 30 books in Kannada and English, and of over 1,000 articles on literary, cultural, nationalist and developmental themes. He has for nearly two decades guided some major voluntary rural-development initiatives in Karnataka.  He has been a staunch advocate of the Swadeshi Movement.

Sri S.R.Ramaswamy was intimately associated with several doyens of literature and public life in Karnataka including D.V.Gundappa, V.Sitaramaiah, Rallapalli Ananthakrishna Sharma, Yadavarao Joshi and P.Kodanda Rao.

Sri S.R.Ramaswamy associated with several social service organizations. Hon. Secretary of Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs.

Sri S.R.Ramaswamy has for over twenty-five years been active in environmental campaigns.  Among his major campaigns is a movement he carried on for restoration of people’s customary rights over community lands threatened by forestry policies.  In addition to awareness building, field activity, and lobbying at administrative and legislative levels, he also led litigation for these causes in various courts including the Supreme Court.

Sri S.R.Ramaswamy has over the years effectively presented the people’s viewpoint in numerous environmental seminars at regional and national levels.  He has presented papers and participated in numerous seminars, workshops and conferences including the following: National Meeting of Environmental Experts (Ahmedabad, 1986); National Seminar on Environment (Tirupati, 1986); Third International Rangel and Congress (New Delhi, 1988); Inter-State consultation on Social Forestry (Madurai, 1988); Seminar on Ecology of Western Ghats (Trivandrum, 1988); Seminar on Monoculture Plantations and Preservation of Grasslands (Wynaad, 1988); Seminar on conservation and Ecological Management of Western Ghats (Palni Hills, 1988); Training Programme for IAS Officers (Bangalore, 1990); International Biodiversity Convention Workshop (Bangalore, 1991); International Seminar on Growth and Water Use of Forest Plantations (Bangalore, 1991); National Seminar  ‘Towards Greening India’s Wastelands’ (Bangalore, 1991); ‘Towards More Humane Development’ (Bangalore, 1991); ‘The Systemic Problem in Economics’ (New Delhi, 1992); ‘Paradigms of Sustainability’ (Bangalore, 1993); ‘Humanistic Economics’ (Bangalore, 1995); ‘Global order and its Impact on Society’ (3rd International  Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and Applications (Bangalore, 1995); ‘Thoughts on Swadeshi Campaign’ (Nagpur, 1996); ‘Developmental Experiments in Bharat’ (Jaipur, 1997); ‘Concept of Development’ (Thalassery, 1998); ‘Relevance of swadeshi Movement’ (Bangalore, 1998).

He has also addressed scores of regional workshops on environmental and developmental themes and acted as a resource person in numerous programmes for training social workers.

Source: http://samvada.org/2015/news/naadoja-award-for-sr-ramaswamy/