As an annual rite by Government of Telangana, to honour its citizens from varied fields for their invaluable contribution to the state or for remarkable success, this 2019 the most prestigious honour is awarded to Master Kanthi Dutt a 19 year old serial entrepreneur & strategy consultant. The event is hosted by AJ Aventures at The Park sizzlingel, Somajiguda, Hyderabad on the 9th March.
The honour is to applaud the success of an individual or a company every year, who keep up Telangana pride. It is noted that a bench of 12 panelists including IAS officers Venkatesh Burra, Jayesh Ranjan; Advisor to the Chief Minister of Telangana – Ram Lakshman IAS are seen among others. The event is hosted in association with the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation and is recognised as the most prestigious ceremony in the state of Telangana.
Continuing the annual rite, the honour is bagged by Kanthi, for his notable contribution towards the state heritage & cultural development and for his efforts to keep up the state tourism on the national front. He owns a media company Spartans Media that hosts the India’s largest food festival as a part of Bathukamma Celebrations annually. The event has seen more than 4L walk-ins at the 2nd edition organised in 2018.
State of Telangana has rich cultural properties in & around Hyderabad like the Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, Taj Falaknuma Palace among others. It is reported that the young entrepreneur utilises the rich local arts to create a mark for the state in the national map.
About his journey he says, “It’s been a roller coaster ride since I started working at the age of 12. I’m glad the state government recognised my efforts & has honoured me today. I’ve to say that ageism did impact my career in the beginning, but these laurels prove my ability & efforts.” Several government officials including Minister for IT – KT Rama Rao, Viplav Kumar – Chairman Urban Development, Mayor Dr Bonthu Ram Mohan were seen at the event to honour this young prodigy.