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A well known resident of Koramangala 6th Block, Radha Kulkarni has been conferred with Honorary Doctorate by the Academy of Universal Global Peace (USA) on June 27.
On this occasion, residents, family members and well wishers would be felicitating her on July 11 at 11.30 am at Subrahmanya Temple in Koramangala 6th Block. Prior to the feliciation function, there will be Satyanarayana puja at 10 am on that day.
A teacher, author, poet, dramatist and a social activist, all rolled into one is Radha Kulkarni. She is an accomplished teacher who has served in the field of education for over four decades and has got national awards many times. Radha Kulkarni is wife of Professor late Dr K S Kulkarni.
She is the recipient of more than 100 awards out of which nine are national awards. After retirement, she has contributed to the field of literature by writing number of books. Among them, “Antoo Kannu Teredavu” received “literature award” by Karavali Sahitya Pratisthana, Kasargod in 2005, “Vikasa” received “Attimabbe Prashasti”, “Huilgol” – Narayanarayaru – Jeevana Sadhane received two Literary awards – Dr.Pandit Puttaraj Sahitya Puraskara Rajya Prashasti conferred by Dr. Pandit Puttaraju Seva Samiti, “Literature Award” by Rukmini Bai Trust.
Born on February 2, 1940 in Gadag, Radha has done masters in literature, B Ed and Praveen (Hindi). Also Intermediate Grade (Art). Coming to her profession as a teacher, initially she worked for four years at VDS School Gadag. After that she was with Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1967 till 2002 with Mumbai IIT, Bangalore DRDO and ASC branches. She has won number of national awards and other meritorious awards. To mention a few are: National award for teaching in 1998, national award by Indian Council for Child Education and national award by NCERT three times. Besides she has choreographed and presented number of dances.
Be it a group dance or folk dance or a field dance. Also she has written and directed Radio plays which have been broadcasted on AIR. On her social activity front, she has trained blind children in music, mono-acting, quiz, debate and recitation of slokas. Also she has held summer camp for poor children in Koramangala.
She has authored many books. Two books are collection of one-act plays for children and another three books on poems for children. One on Huilgol Narayanarao (her grandfather) and another on Vatsala Page (her aunt). Huilgol Narayanrao wrote the first State song of Karnataka, “Udayavagali namma cheluva kannada nadu”. She inherits literary acumen from such a personality of great repute.
“Path paved as a teacher” is one among them where she has documented her experiences in a very elucid way. Another book which she has edited is “Vatsala Page- Ivara Jeevana Nataka”.
Vatsala was Radha Kulkarni’s aunt. Radha thought of preserving the record of her aunt’s achievements who happened to be a multi-faceted personality, and also to keep a record of her writings.
Hence she has collected all about Vatsala and tried to preserve in the pages of this book. As the name of the book is “Jeevana Nataka” the format of a drama is maintained in the book.
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