The Diamond Jubilee of the Kannada Rajyothsava was celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement at CPGS on 5th Nov., 2016. The Day's events started with the Flag hoisting followed by the singing of "Nada Geethe". A very well-known kannada writer, lyricist and folk artist Mr. Lakshmipathy Kolara graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Mr. Lakshmipathy Kolara is well known for his screenplay and dialogues for movies Beru (2005), Mukhamukhi (2006), and Dhaatu (2007). He is also a famous folk-artist, who has won a number of awards, including, Karnataka State Film Award- 2004-05- Beru, 2005-06- Mukhamukhi, Sahitya Academy Book Prize-2001, Perla Krishna Bhatta Poetry award-2000, ‘Naada chetana’ award-2006, Joladarashi Doddanagowda Grantha Prashasthi for Allamana Bayalaata Play-2009, Veechi Sahithya purskara for Allamana Bayalaata Play-2010, Samsa Ranga Puraskara - 2010, e-kavi sahitya prashasthi – 2010, Sahithya Academy Book Prize for Allamana Bayalaata Play-2010, Karnataka State Best Script Writer Film Award-2010-11 : Bhagavathi Kadu. Mr. Lakshmipathy also has to his credit over two decades of research in the field of Linguistics that will soon be published in the form of books. He shared a lot of facts from his vast knowledge about the various languages including Kannada, history of Karnataka and also the Kannada literature.
The Director of CPGS, Dr. Varalakshmi also spoke on the occasion, highlighting the various aspects that are unique to Karnataka.
In connection with these celebrations, a number of competitions were held, that included the Rangoli competition, Kannada Quiz and Kannada Essay writing competitions. The topic of the Essay was "Janapada Sahitya". Winners of these events were given the Prizes on the day of the celebrations.
The event concluded the celebrations with sumptuous meal of Karnataka’s special dish Bisibelebath.