Popular native medicine practitioner (Naati Vaidye) of Biligirirangana Hills Jallejade Madamma was honoured with Amma award by Geetharaja Foundation at an event organised to mark its 10th anniversary at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on JLB Road here on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, KEA Chairman E. Maruthi Rao Pawar pointed out that Amma or mother occupied the greatest position on the earth who could be equated to God. He added that nation and earth were symbolically referred to as mother but regretted that the youth today were aping the west ignoring the nation’s culture.

Prizes were distributed to students who had won various contests. Corporator R. Lingappa, Dist. Kannada Sahitya Parishat President M. Chandrashekar, photographer Pragathi Gopalakrishna and others were present.