Flag committee may submit report soon

Flag committee may submit report soon

The committee set up to design a flag for Karnataka is preparing to submit a report to the government soon.

A nine-member team had been set up under the chairmanship of Chakravarthi Mohan, secretary to the department of Kannada and Culture, through a government order dated June 6, 2017, to look into the legal sanctity of having a separate flag. The committee was also asked to design the flag.

The committee has met two times and will hold its third meeting on January 17. Sources said that the flag design would be finalised in the upcoming meeting.

"At the first meeting, we discussed whether the state needs a separate flag or not. In the second meeting, we resolved the issue. There is some work left with regard to the flag's colour and design and the legal aspects of having a separate flag," a source said.

The task of creating four to five flag designs and presenting it at the meeting on Wednesday has been entrusted to the department of Kannada and Culture. The Law and Parliamentary Affairs department has been asked to prepare a study on the legal aspects.

The secretaries to the law, home, parliamentary affairs, personnel and administrative reforms departments are the other members. Presidents of Kannada Sahitya Parishat and Kannada Development Authority and vice-chancellor of Hampi University are also part of the committee.

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