'Kannada yet to get its due'


While the district administration and Bhuvaneshwari Kannada Sangha had jointly organised a small scale celebration at the road next to Gandhivana, several other organisations observed the day by hoisting the Kannada flag. Apart from cultural programmes by school students, there was no other sign of celebration this year.
As per the government’s direction, Legislator B N Bacchegowda hoisted the flag. Speaking later, he said that in spite of being given the classical status language a year back, no funds had been released by the Centre for developing the language and pursuing research.

“The language continues to be shadowed by English, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and other languages in the state’s borders, apart from Kodava and Tulu languages within the state,” he said.

Unique celebration
The Kannada Rakshana Vedike members of Bagepalli set a record of sorts this Rajyotsava by hoisting a 100-feet long at the top of Gadadhim hill in the outskirts of the taluk.

The excitement of the members, who scaled at least a 1,000 feet of the rocky hill, knew no bounds when they saw the flag fluttering atop the hill. While climbing the hill in itself is an adventure, the members also carried an iron flag pole, cement and water to build a flag post atop the hill.

Procession in S’pura
The National Festivals Celebration Committee had organised a procession of goddess Bhuvaneshwari in Srinivasapura taluk.
The procession was inaugurated by Tahsildhar B S Manjunath Swamy and students from various schools and colleges in the taluk took part in the procession. Prizes were distributed to the winners of a essay competition organised for Rajyotsava by Sri Venkateshwara Rural Health Education and Development Institute were awarded at the celebrations.

‘Develop Kannada in border areas’
During the Rajyotsava celebrations at Mulbagal, Legislator Amaresh said that he would strive to develop Kannada in the border areas of the State.
Presiding over the Rajyotsava celebrations organised at Netaji stadium here on Sunday, he urged pro-Kannada organisations and the taluk administration to join hands and organise programmes that would help develop the language in the state’s border areas.
Tahsildhar Jayamadhav too expressed his worries about Kannada being sidelined by the languages of the neighbouring states in all the border areas.

Naming road after Dr Raj
Legislator M Narayanaswamy announced that the road to be laid from the KGF main road to the railway gate at the Kolar main road will be named after matinee idol Dr Rajkumar.
He was speaking at the Rajyotsava celebrations organised at the Kailasam Bhavana auditorium at Bangarpet.

He also announced that funds to the tune of Rs 5 lakh would be released for the construction of the Kannada Sangha’s building.

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