Happy Kannada Rajyotsava ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ to All Kannadigas - Ram
Kannada Rajyotsava (Kannada: ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ), or the Karnataka Formation Day (literally "Birth of the Kannada State") is celebrated on 1st November every year. This was the day in 1956 when all the Kannada speaking regions of south India were merged to form the state of Karnataka.
On this day in 1956, Mysore state, comprising most of the area of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore, was merged with the Kannada speaking areas of the Bombay and Madras presidencies, as also of the principality of Hyderabad, to create a unified Kannada-speaking subnational entity. The newly unified state initially retained the name "Mysore", which was that of the erstwhile princely state which formed the core of the new entity.
Celebrating Kannada Rajyotsava On November 1st every year
Kannada is one of the major Dravidian languages of India, spoken predominantly in the southern state of Karnataka. It is the 27th most spoken language in the world, with native speakers called Kannadigas. It is one of the Official languages of India and the official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka.
Kannada Rajyotsava, or the Karnataka Formation Day (literally "Birth of the Kannada State") is celebrated on 1 November every year. This was the day in 1956 when all the Kannada speaking regions of south India were merged to form the state of Karnataka.
November 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.
Brief History About Kannada Rajyotsava
India became a Republic in the year 1950 and in same year linguistic provinces were formed. The state of Mysore is one such state in south India.
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 "State festival".
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Kannada Dindimava a famous kannada poem written by Rastra Kavi Kuvempu.
Let Kannada be spoken by the people of the entire nation. Help Kannada Language Spread through your mediums.
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http://www.ourkarnataka.com & http://www.karnataka.com/
The state has been witnessing hue and cries now and then from a section of society. Reason: Deterioration in the number of people using Kannada and dominance of other languages like Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
May Kannada be the largest spoken language in the WORLD.
At this occasion to not to forget the people who are in trouble with the effect of the flood who have lost their homes, work, money and food.
Let's unite and help them by giving them what they and tell them kannadigas do care our kannadigas even in the time of every hurdle.
May god bless every one and may god help them restore what they have lost, i request all the people pray to the flood victims to get what they have lost.
Thanks for reading my blog and and ask you all to spread the kannada.
jai karnataka mathe !
jai kannada !
jai karnataka !
jai hind !
Posted by Seetharam Y S Thursday, October 29, 2009