Why do we celebrate Karnataka Rajyotsava

Bengaluru, Oct 31 (UITV): 1st November is regional holiday. This is called as Karnataka day. This day marked as a government holiday in the state of Karnataka. Karnataka Rajyotsava is celebrated on this day in every year. This is celebrated by Kannadigas (Kanada people) across the world.

Karnataka formed on 1st Nov 1956. Originally known as state of Mysore, it was renamed as Karnataka in 1973.  The Kannada language has an unbroken literary history of over a thousand years and with over 38 million speakers, it is one of the 40 most spoken languages in the world. Karnataka Rajyotsava Day is a colorful celebration. This is celebrated with great joy and vigour all over the state of Karnataka. People wear yellow and red coloured dresses, Kannada flags  hoist at different locations across the state.  Kannada anthem (“Jaya Bhratha Jananiya Tanujate”)  Chants. All religions celebrate this day with a great joy and enthusiasm.

By Ankita Biswas