It is also known as Karnataka Formation day which is celebrated every year on 01 November. All the Kannada speaking areas were combined to form the Karnataka state. It is observed as a government holiday in Karnataka. It is the festival of all Kannadigas.
Background of Kannada Rajyothsava
Aluru Venkata Rao ‘s aim is to form the state of Karnataka through the Karnataka Ekikarana movement. In the year 1950, when India became a republic country and several regions were established based on languages. The Kannada-speaking localities of the Madras and Bombay premierships were amalgamated with the Mysore state on 01 November 1956 to establish a Kannada-speaking state. There are mainly three localities of newly established state of Mysore which are old Mysore, North Karnataka and Canara. But, the retention of the name of Mysore was not supported by the North Karnataka people.
How the celebrations of Kannada Rajyothsava take place
All over the Karnataka, festival of Kannada Rajyothsava is being celebrated with great enthusiasm to honor the occasion of state creation. In Karnataka, at several strategic places, flag hoisting takes place and Karnataka anthem also recited during the flag hoisting. The State Government of Karnataka also does the recognition of the people who have contributed significantly to development of the state and will distribute the Rajyothsava awards. Karnataka’s Chief Minister will inaugurate the cultural program that is normally organized in Bangalore.