What is Karnataka Rajyotsava ???

November 1, 2009 at 9:11 AM 1 comment

karnataka-newThe year 1950 marked India’s emergence as one of the biggest Republic nation in the world. Following in the year 1953, State reorganization commission was formed to re-organize Indian states on basis of language, under the able leadership of Justice Fazal Ali commission. Since the criteria for the formation of Indian States was linguistic; the State of Mysore was created by merging togethar several Kannnada speaking regions of south India.

But very soon there arose a popular demand for changing the name of  “State of Mysore” by its resident citizens. Hence after a prolonged debate and discussion, our then Chief Minister, Late Devaraj Urs took this landmark decision and officially the name of the state was changed to Karnataka on Nov. 1 November 1, 1973.

Coincidently November 1, is also the same day when the States Reorganization Act passed by the Union government of India came into effect.

Every year this date is celebrated as the birthday of the State of Karnataka, popularly this day is called as “Kannada Rajyotsava” or “Karnataka Rajyotsava“, Rajyotsava meaning “birth of a state”. The very name Kannada and Karnataka evoked a sense of unity

Come Nov. 1, Karnataka will be in a joyous mood, the day is observed by the Karnataka State government as a state holiday.  Most of the people while enjoying the gift of holiday on 1st of November will also show their presence for the official state program in their respective districts, which is celebrated on par with Indian Independence Day celebration .

Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka will take most of the limelight for its standard  celebration on this occasion.

Flood Hit Devastation in Northern Karnataka

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This year though the spirit of celebrating the statehood of Karnataka lies in the heart of every Kannadiga, the celebration will be less pompous due to the flood-hit devastation in northern part of Karnataka.

The people of Karnataka along with the Government both at state and national level are undertaking a major rescue and relief operation to save all the people in the flood hit areas of Gulbarga, Raichur, Bijapur districts.

army scetcharmy boatarmy heli

More than 1000 personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air and Indian Navy along with the team of National Disaster Management Authority, Pune have been pressed into service round the clock. The flood which his considered one of the worst in decades and has already claimed lives of more than 280 people. On behalf of the people of Karnataka, this is Harsha Raj Gatty wishing you all “Happy Karnataka Rajyotsava

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  • 1. deepa  |  November 1, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Happy Karnataka Rjyotsava to all…This was a good write up Gatty…we all Indian’s should be aware of such disasters ….during such an occasion there r several people suffering here and there…So we all will pray for them ….

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