Karnataka CM urges people from different regions to learn Kannada

BENGALURU: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa On Friday, people from different regions who live to learn to strengthen their bond with the state, their culture and people were summoned.

He was heading to a meeting at the Kanteerava stadium, where the 64th Karnataka Rajyotsava was held, on the day of the foundation of the State, in a great way.

The prime minister said that the history of the Kannada language is over 2,000 years old, enriched by great writers such as Pampa, Harihara, the 12th century social reformer AD Basavanna and Kuvempu.

From ancient literature to medieval era literature, the Renaissance, the avant-garde, revolutionary literature and Dalit literature contributed significantly to Kannada, he added.

He noted that the state is credited with having eight Jnanapith winners.

Before his speech, the prime minister raised the flag of Kannada along with the Indian tricolor and received the greeting of the parade.

It was followed by a past march and a cultural performance of students from various schools in the city.

Large celebrations were organized in various parts of the state, including Mysuru, Tumakuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad, Belagavi, Bidar, Raichur, Vijayapura and Kalaburagi.