Report By Samaah Saleem| Mount Carmel College Student Bengaluru | Last Updated at Nov 01 2019
Karnataka was initially named as Mysuru and later named as Karnataka in 1973 is referred from the name “Karu-Nadu” which means “Elevated Land”. This land of Kannadigas was formed on November 1st, 1956 is nothing but the portrayal of the pride and history of their valiant leaders who fought to unite and give an identity to the state that nobody would be able to forget for years to come. Thus, this day was celebrated since then as the Foundation Day of this sandalwood state. The Karnataka anthem is a perfect description of literary state composed by the Indian National Poet Kuvempu.
Rajyotsava day is celebrated with great vigour all over the Karnataka. The entire state wears a festive look on this day as the red and yellow kannada flags are hoisted at different strategic locations everywhere and the Kannada Anthem is chanted. The flag is hoisted at political party offices and several localities as everyone in many areas take out processions on two-wheelers. Religion not being a factor, the Rajyotsava is celebrated by Hindus, Muslims and Christian as well.
November 1st will be a Government holiday as huge parades and processions will go on. This day is celebrated worldwide by kannadigas. This year, the new Chief Minister, B S Yedyurappa, will give out awards to 64 eminent personalities.