Prez confers Padma award to Dakshina Kannada’ s tunnel man ‘Amai Mahalinga Naik’


Team Udayavani, Mar 29, 2022, 9:22 AM IST

Mangaluru: President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Padma Shri awards to Amai Mahalinga Naik, an innovative farmer from Dakshina Kannada who is also known as “Tunnel Man”.

The award was announced on the occasion of Republic Day.

H R Keshavamurthy, a renowned Gamaka singer and Abdul Khadar Nadakattin, from Dharwad are others Kannadaigas who received the awards.

Amai Mahalinga Naik is skilled labourer who has converted his barren land into a flourishing farm in Kepu Village, near Adyandka.

Naik is often referred to as ‘Suranga Man’ or ‘Tunnel Man’ because to convert his barren land into a flourishing farm, he resorted to the traditional approach by digging horizontal tunnels into hillocks to get water.

His determination and perseverance not only helped him find water but ensured sufficient supply after he completed digging all the tunnels.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Randeep Hooda shares first look as ‘Veer Savarkar’

Govt has not yet thought about further cut in fuel tax: CM Bommai

Smuggled gold worth Rs 29 lakhs confiscated at MIA

Karnataka expects to receive FDI worth Rs 75,000 Crores: Minister

Six held for banner prohibiting entry of BJP workers to police station

Fresh plea in SC challenges validity of sections of Places of Worship Act, 1991

Vijay Babu’s “Home” snubbed at Kerala State Film Awards, sparks row


Related Articles More

Govt has not yet thought about further cut in fuel tax: CM Bommai

Gang abducts real estate businessman; caught within minutes after a chase

Smuggled gold worth Rs 29 lakhs confiscated at MIA

Karnataka expects to receive FDI worth Rs 75,000 Crores: Minister

Hijab row: Everyone should abide by HC and govt order, says Karnataka CM

MUST WATCH

This country is ruined by Nehru : Basangouda Patil Yatnal

NEWS BULLETIN 26-05-2022

Dr. Surendra Kumar Jain atatement about malali masjid

Anjaneeya swamy Temple Mysore

Manipal Road Mishap Student end his Life


Latest Additions

Randeep Hooda shares first look as ‘Veer Savarkar’

Govt has not yet thought about further cut in fuel tax: CM Bommai

Gang abducts real estate businessman; caught within minutes after a chase

JMM to field candidate for Jharkhand RS seat, Soren to meet Sonia

‘You’ll be voting CM, not just MLA,’ Yogi tells people in Dhami’s poll campaign

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.