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“ORDER OF RISING SUN” AWARD TO SHYAMALA GANESH

“ORDER OF RISING SUN” AWARD TO SHYAMALA GANESH

Context

Recently, the Japanese Government awarded the “Order of Rising Sun” to a Bengaluru based Japanese teacher, Shyamala Ganesh.

Details

  • Shyamala Ganesh was the former director of the Japanese Language School.
  • The award was conferred for the spread of the Japanese language and culture in Karnataka.
  • She also contributed to the spread of the language and trained candidates for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test course.
  • She is also former President of the Bengaluru Chapter of Ohara-ryu Ikebana.
  • Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is also known as kadō.

About Order of the Rising Sun

  • It is a Japanese order.
  • It was established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji.
  • It was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government.
  • Its badge features rays of sunlight from the rising sun and symbolizes energy as powerful as the rising sun.

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