Friday, November 7, 2014


1st November of every year is celebrated as KANNADA RAJYOTSAVA as on 1st November 1956, states based on languages were formed.

At a small function at Coffee Board Layout Park, Kannada flag was hoisted at 7.45am, in the presence of few who were present, couple people spoke about the importance of the day and sweets were distributed.
The state of Mysore was created taking into fold various parts of the region, which were ruled by kings. Several districts in, now called North Karnataka and Hyderabad Karnataka were dissolved in the new state. The new state was named after Mysore, which by itself was a princely state.
People of North and Hyderabad area did not accept the name Mysore. People of this region were demanding a change in the name. After prolonged debate the name of the state was changed to Karnataka on November 1, 1973.
Late Devaraj Urs the then Chief Minister of state took this landmark decision. Officially the new state was born on Nov. 1 and on this day every year birthday of the state is celebrated. This is popularly called as Kannada Rajyotsava or Karnataka Rajyotsava. Rajyotsava means “birth of a state”.
Come Nov. 1 Karnataka will be in a joyous mood. This day is a government holiday. Very few will be out in the streets and community centers chanting Kannada . Majority of people will enjoy the gift of a holiday.
Bangalore has been so much flooded with non-karnataka people that less than 35% are kannada speaking people. Kannadigas are soft hearted, open-minded, that they try and learn other languages rather than teaching kannada to others.
written Saturday 8th Nov.2014

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