Migrants in Karnataka can retain their culture but should learn Kannada and the local tradition. A clear statement passed by the Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on the occasion of state’s 64th foundation day. He also hoisted both national and Kannada flags on Friday during the celebrations.
Migrants should learn Kannada
The celebration was held in Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, where the CM hoisted both tricolor and yellow-red Kannada flags. “People from other states and countries living in Karnataka must adopt the language, culture, and lifestyle of the land, and respect ‘Kannadathana’ while maintaining their own culture. They must learn Kannada,” he said.
BS Yeddyurappa also asked migrants to use Kannada in Business communications and marketing activities. “ To retain the richness of Kannada, it should be necessary to speak in Kannada at home and people must come out of the desire for English.”
Kannada Rajyotsava must not be limited to celebrations but must be followed in our everyday action. Children going to the schools must also learn Kannada. No one should hesitate to speak the local language,” he said.
Hoisting both flags
Under heavy controversy over the Kannada flag, CM BS Yeddyurappa ended this dispute by hoisting both national and Kannada flags together. He said, “I am conscious of the debates going on in social media platforms over national and Kannada flags. The government has not declared any instruction to hoist only National Flag. Hoisting national flag followed by the Kannada flag is followed this year too. However, there is no need to make a controversy out of it. Both flags are recognized equally.”
Along with the Chief Minister, Primary and Secondary minister also clarified the confusion amongst the citizens saying that both national and Kannda flags will be hoisted across the state during the Kannada Rajyotsava celebration.