Mangaluru, Nov 1: Kannada Rajyotsava, the ‘Kannada Formation Day’ was celebrated with much pride and prolific manner at Mount Carmel Central School by class II D and E for the primary section and by V C and D for the secondary section.
The programme started with a devotional vibe with a prayer dance followed by a welcome speech and a floral accord to the chief guest Gunakara Kotian.
The students showcased an accomplished presentation on obavva, a woman who fought the forces of Hyder Ali single handedly. She was celebrated along with Abbakka Rani, Keladi Chennamma and Kitturu Rani Chennamma as the foremost women warriors and patriots through an emotional dance which elicited a patriotism vibe among the audience.
The chief guest Gunakara kotian addressed the students briefing them about the famous poets of Karnataka and their contribution to Kannada literature.
The students of Classes V C and V D beautifully depicted the culture of Karnataka through song, dance and drama. Vidya Rai, teacher, was the chief guest for the programme, which began by invoking God’s blessings through a short prayer service and prayer dance. The significance of the day was presented creatively with PPT presentation. To make the celebration colourful and musical, the students danced to the rhythmic melody paying tribute to Kannada Naadu, the culture of Karnataka through the kolata dance. The chief guest, Vidya Rai in her message appreciated the performance of the students and encouraged them to cultivate love and respect to Kannada Naadu and its language.
The celebration ended by singing Kannada Nada Geethe with love for land, its culture and language.