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‘Sacrifice of Kannadigas should be remembered'

Correspondent

Chamarajanagar celebrates 55th Karnataka Rajyotsava


Various organisations hoist the Kannada flag

to mark the occasion

Students dance to the tunes of patriotic songs


Chamarajanagar: Minister for Minority Welfare, Haj and Wakf Mumtaz Ali Khan said that sacrifice of Kannadigas, who died for the cause of the Kannada Nadu and worked for unification of Karnataka, should be remembered on the day of the 55th Karnataka Rajyotsava.

Flag hoisting

He was speaking after unfurling the Karnataka Rajyotsava flag at Dr. Ambedkar stadium, here on Monday. He said that efforts should be made to develop the culture and heritage of the State. He remembered the service of Kannada laureates and poets in unification of Karnataka. It was time to remember the various personalities who had contributed to building of modern Karnataka, he added.

He praised the people of Chamarajanagar for being affectionate towards Malayalam and Tamil-speaking persons. He called upon the Kannada Development Authority to identify taluks of Chamarajanagar district to promote the rich folklore heritage of the region. He said that people of Karnataka were not opposed to English medium. “But we should oppose any hindrance and threat to spreading Kannada in the State,” he said.

Sanction

He handed over a sanctioning letter to a physically challenged boy, Shivaraju, of Doddaraypete village in Chamarajanagar taluk, to continue his education.

Various pro-Kannada organisations in Chamarajanagar town hoisted the Kannada flag in different functions, performed poojas to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari and distributed sweets. R. Druvanarayan, Chamarajanagar MP, offered floral tributes to Bhuvaneshwari. Prizes were distributed to students who performed in the culture programmes. Students from various schools danced to the tunes of patriotic songs written by Kannada poets. B.M. Muniraju, president of the zilla panchayat, Sundar Nayak, chief executive officer of the zilla panchayat, K. Amarnarayan, Deputy Commissioner, B.S. Prakashthe, Superintendent of Police, Mallikarjunappa, MLC, C. Puttarangashetty, Chamarajanagar MLA, and others were present.

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