Minister Calls for People’s Involvement in ‘Amruta Bharatige Kannadada Aarati’
Calling on people to participate in large numbers in a series of shows planned under the theme “Amruta Bharatige Kannadada Aarati”, Minister of Energy and Kannada and Culture V. Sunil Kumar said on Tuesday that the shows highlight highlights Karnataka’s contribution to the struggle for freedom. .
Chairing a meeting at the Zilla Panchayat auditorium here, Mr Kumar said the programs under the theme [Amruta Bharatige Kannadada Aarati] will take place in three phases.
In the first phase, programs will be held on May 28 in 75 places across the state that have made significant contribution to India‘s freedom struggle. It includes Ullal, Amara Sullia and Nehru Maidan of Mangaluru in Dakshina Kannada district and Ajjarakadu and Basruru in Udupi district.
The Kannada and Culture Department has published 40-page booklets on these three places and also on 72 other places.
The minister said that on the morning of May 28, there will be a procession of about 30 minutes, followed by a tribute to the freedom fighters. A 30-minute film screening on Karnataka’s contribution to the freedom struggle and other activities to highlight the work of freedom fighters in the region will take place.
Asking officials not to involve schoolchildren in this program, he said that members of youth associations, students and members of other organizations should be involved in the program. The state government planned to call in actors, writers, and other socially significant people for the program.
The second phase of the program will be held between July 1 and July 15, where students and others will be invited to spend time at 12 historically significant places including Amara Sullia, Islur, Surpur, Kittur and Nandagad. There will be quizzes, theatrical performances, performances of patriotic songs and other events to highlight the struggle for freedom.
The third phase will be held from August 1 to 8 when the Freedom Tanks will start moving from Mysuru, Bengaluru, Belagavi and Kalaburagi and cover various locations in the state. For three days starting August 9, people will be asked to raise national flags atop their homes. The Union government has relaxed national flag code standards to allow people to fly national flags on their homes, he said.
Alvas Education Foundation chairman Mohan Alva, magician Kudroli Ganesh, theater man Shashiraj Kavoor and former Zilla president Sahitya Parishat Pradeep Kumar Kalkura were among those who attended the meeting.