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Kannada Rajyotsava 2019 highlights: PM Modi greets Karnataka on foundation day

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Written by Darshan Devaiah BP | Bengaluru | Updated: November 2, 2019 1:42:49 pm
People of Karnataka celebrating their foundation day today.

Kannada Rajyotsava 2019 highlights:

Karnataka is celebrating its foundation day today and has prepared celebrations for the same across the state. On the 64th foundation day of Karnataka, the state is hosting Karnataka Rajyotsava and will give away awards to 64 people, awards will be given to achievers in the fields of theatre, music, folk, sports, literature, Yakshagaana, film, small screen, medical, drawing, agriculture, law, education, journalism, social service and environment. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Kannada and Culture Minister C T Ravi will give away the awards in Bengaluru on Friday.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes Karnataka on its foundation day.

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    14:14 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Kannada Rajyotsava:Bengaluru city Mayor hoisted Karnataka Flag

    Bengaluru city Mayor Gowtham Kumar hoisted Karnataka Flag in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) head office.

    12:19 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wishes people of 7 states on their statehood day

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wished people of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry on their statehood day. "My best wishes to the people of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Haryana on their state formation day. The support and progress of every state has helped for India. Let us take a pledge to make our own states prosperous. My best wishes to the people of Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry on the State Formation day. The idea of India celebrates our collective strength in diversity. On this occasion, I honour the unsung heroes whose struggles established the Indian States and cemented our common bonds," he said in a Facebook post.

    11:51 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Kannada Rajyotsava: Karnataka CM hoisted Karnataka Flag

    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa hoisted Karnataka flag along with National flag at Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru on the occasion of 64th Kannada Rajyotsava.

    11:28 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    President wishes Karnataka on its foundation day

    President Ramnath Kovind wishes Karnataka on its foundation day.

    10:48 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Amit Shah wishes Karnataka on its foundation day

    Union Home Minister, Amit Shah wishes Karnataka on its foundation day.

    10:44 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    History of Karnataka state flag

    Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated in the state by hoisting Kannada flags and the Kannada anthem ("Jaya Bharatha Jananiya Tanujate") is chanted across the state. Karnataka has an unofficial state flag since the mid 1960s, when pro-Kannada groups used during protests against the screening of non-Kannada films. This red and yellow flag was created by Kannada writer and activist Ma Ramamurthy for a pro-Kannada political party called the Kannada Paksha.

    This unofficial flag is flown every year on November 1, Karnataka’s foundation day, and is a common sight at public places. Pro-Kannada activists have virtually adopted the red and yellow flag as a symbol of state pride.

    10:01 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Unification of Karnataka

    Karnataka Rajostsava is celebrated in the state on November 1 every year to mark the unification of Kannada-speaking regions of South India as the state of Karnataka. This was the day in 1956, all the Kannada speaking regions in Madras, Mumbai presidencies along with Hyderabad region and Coorg state were merged to form Mysore state. On 1 November 1973 the then Chief Minister D Devaraj Urs changed the name of Mysore state to Karnataka. 

    09:26 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    PM greets Kannadigas on Kannada Rajyotsava

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter wished Karnataka on its statehood. He wrote: “Karnataka Rajyotsava is a day to celebrate the outstanding contribution of Karnataka towards India’s progress. The state’s natural beauty and people’s warm-hearted nature are well known. Praying for Karnataka’s development in the times to come.”

    09:18 (IST)01 Nov 2019

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    Beginning November 1, all commercial establishments that do not have nameplates in the Kannada language run the risk of losing their trade licences and the display boards dismantled by the city administration.

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