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Kannada Rajyotsava, the Karnataka Formation Day was celebrated throughout the State with much fun fare

Bengaluru, Nov 1 (UNI) The 63rd Kannada Rajyotsava, the Karnataka Formation Day, was celebrated through out the State with much fun fare on Thursday.
In the State Capital, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy hosted the national flag. However, the celebration sans distribution of 'Rajyotsava Awards', the second highest State Civilian award function as it was postponed due to election code is in force for November 3 byelection to three Lok Sabha seats and two Assembly constituencies including Bellari, Shivamogga, Mandya (LS), Jamakhandi and Ramangar (both Assembly).
In Belagavi, Police resorted to lathi charge to disburse Maharashtra Ekikarana Samithi (MES) activists when they tried to stall a procession taken out as part of Rajyotsava Day by Kannada organisation by showing black flag and shouting slogans demanding merger of Belagavi with Maharashtra.
In Hyderabad-Karnataka region the day was celebrated with Minister for Social Welfare Priyank Kharge, who is also Kalaburagi District Incharge Minister hosting national flag and Kannada flag.
Addressed the gathering, Mr Kharge highlighting the achievements of the State government reiterated the need for making regional languages as the compulsory medium of instruction in primary education and urged the Union government to bring necessary amendment to the Constitution in this regard.
Police took into custody more than 10 people, who under the banner 'Kalyana Karnataka Pratyeka Raj Jagrati Samiti, tried to hoist a separate flag in Kalaburagi.
In Raichur, Minister Venkatrao Nadagowda hosted the National flag at police parade ground. Large numbers of people, including women and children, joined in singing the national anthem and Nada geete (State song) at the ceremony on a partly cloudy day.
At Bidar, Minister Bandeppa Kashmpur unfurled the national flag and took the salute in Police parade ground. In his address he said that the JDS-Congress government headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is a farmers friendly and it had waived off farmers crop loan availed from Nationalised Banks and Cooperative institutions.
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