27th February 2024 : News18 Kannada is all set to host the 21st edition of its prestigious event, ‘Varshada Kannadiga 2024’. The event will take place on 27th February 2024 and aims to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements made by Kannadigas from various fields.

Since its inception in 2003, this event has been synonymous with unparalleled credibility and is recognized as the premier awards ceremony on Kannada news television. Over the years, Varshada Kannadiga award recipients have included illustrious personalities such as the legendary Dr. Rajkumar, Dr. Veerendra Hegde, Sri Ravishankar Guruji, Gangubai Hanagal, and Dr. Shivaraj Kumar, among others.

The upcoming edition of News18 Kannada Varshada Kannadiga will feature a distinguished jury panel from diverse fields, tasked with selecting the best of Karnataka. The Jury included dignitaries such as Justice Gopal Gowda, Retired Supreme Court Judge, as Jury Chair; B. Dayanand, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner; Dr. K Govindaraj, President of FIBA Asia; D. Muralidhar, Former FKCCI President; Shivanand Kalave, Veteran Journalist; Vasantha Kumari, Retired Group Director from U.R Rao Satellite Centre; and Meghana Raj, Renowned Actress.

Event to have blockbuster performances from Sandalwood celebs & artists.

The event’s esteemed sponsors – Mysore Sandal Soap for their Title Sponsorship, Co-Presented By WhiteGold, Dates Crown & Reliance Industries Pvt. Ltd as Co-Powered by Partners, Cothas Coffee as Beverage Partner, Excel PU College as Education Partner, KMF Nandini as Nutrition Partner, MSIL as Supporting Partner and BMW Deutsche Motoren as Drive Partner.

News18 Kannada Varshada Kannadiga 2024 promises to be an evening of celebration, honouring the achievements of Kannadigas who continue to lift Karnataka’s stature on both national and international levels.