Who of the following has been selected for the Sri Maharshi Valimiki Jayanti Award for 2016-17?
[D]S G Siddaramaiah
Former Minister Veeranna has been selected for the Sri Maharshi Valimiki Jayanti Award for the year 2016-17, which is instituted by the Karnataka government. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh and a citation, which will be presented to Veeranna by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at Banquet Hall of the Vidhana Soudha on October 15, 2016. Veeranna hails from Koratagere in Tumakuru district and served as the Minister in the Janata Party government headed by late Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde. Due to his efforts, many communities such as Nayak, Nayaka, Beda, Bedar and Valmiki have been included in the Scheduled Tribe community.