‘Kakkada Padnett Namme’ festival observed

‘Kakkada Padnett Namme’ festival observed

CNC members transplant paddy seedlings, in Madikeri as a part of Kakkada Padnett Namme on Friday.

The Codava National Council celebrated ‘Kakkada Padnett Namme,’ at Capitol Village, in Madikeri on Friday. The festival was flagged off by transplanting seedlings into a paddy field.

Later, they had sumptuous lunch with payasam made of “Maddu soppu” and chicken delicacies. Payasam made of maddu soppu is known for having medicinal values and usually consumed on the 18th day of the Ashada month. All the participants wore the traditional Kodavas attire.

CNC President N U Nachappa urged the government to accord union territory status to Kodagu and include Kodava in the eighth schedule of the Constitution. Study of the genealogy of Kodavas should be restarted,” he added.

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