Awards conferred on three outstanding persons from Kodagu
Kalengada Muthanna Cariappa of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), has been conferred the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service by the President of India on the occasion of this year’s Republic Day celebrations.
Cariappa (in picture above) is an Assistant Director and has the rare distinction of receiving the award for his work in Public Relations and Perception Management. He is a civilian Officer in the SSB, which is a Border Guarding Force mandated to guard the Indo Nepal and Indo Bhutan Borders. In the last two decades, he has been instrumental in driving the Comprehensive Border Management works of the Force and thus enabling the Force to nurture an endearing relationship with the people of the border for the benefit of the nation. He facilitates and oversees perception management works across the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
He completed his M.A., M. Phil in Parliament and National Security Policy of India from Bangalore University. After completing his Public Relations from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore, and a three year stint with the Times of India in Bangalore, he joined the Special Services Bureau under the Cabinet Secretariat in New Delhi, in 1989. Here he picked up the nuances of perception management of people on the International borders and gravitated it to the optimum benefit of the organization. He broke new grounds to change the contours of the achievements in public relations and publicity of the organization.
He is a practitioner of phrenology. He has divined the craniums of over 30,000 people through phrenology and has analyzed people from all walks of life. He entered the Limca Book of Records in 1993 in the human endeavors section with a single piece 3mm elephant carved out on chalk. He has over 100 pieces carved depicting various spheres of life.
Puttichanda Vinod Thimaya and Vivek Madappa, twins, have won the Emerging India Award-2009 for Travel and Tourism for their innovative hospitality business chain Humming Bird Suites Pvt. Ltd., that offers corporate executives a roomier alternative to the expensive star hotels in five cities in India.
The Award, instituted by CNBC TV 18 and powered by CRISIL, is given to small and medium scale entrepreneurs having the potential to grow in major industries in the future. Home Minister P. Chidambaram presented the award in New Delhi recently.
Humming Bird is one among the seven winners out of the three lakh applications received by the CNBC under seven business categories.
The Bangalore-based twin brothers have done their MBAs from Mumbai’s Bajaj Institute (JBIMS).