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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Come be a part of us, lets celebrate being here...


It’s the month of November, if you are from Karnataka you will definitely know the significance of this month and if you are not then let me tell you its Rajyotasava month and we have flag posts and auto Rickshaw reminding you the significance of this month.

November 1st is celebrated as Kannada Rajyotsava, this day in 1956 formally had clubbed all the Kannada speaking regions of Southern India and so the “Birth of Karnataka State”. So the point here is the soul of any state is its language, the language which is binding us all. And so we kannadigas celebrate it all throughout the month
(image courtesy: Wiki)

The Josh, Festivity and celebrations which are lined up and planned this month in our office to mark the significance of kannada language and rich heritage of this state to all the dear friends and colleague who are non kannadigas, just pumped up so much more love to my language that I am here to tell you all more about Kannada and Karnataka.

“Nara janma Bandaga, Naligeyu iruvaga, Krishna yenabarade…”  When this was uttered flawlessly in perfect native kannada accent by a host on stage, I was stunned and surprised to the core. If you are wondering what so surprising in it let me tell you this little story…
(image courtesy: Farila mam)

Master chef, Michelin Starred, restaurateur, Based in New York city, famous for his restaurant Junoon, The VIKAS KHANNA (to know more hit here) Who is a non kannadiga was the host that evening and he shook the Bangalore audience by perfectly reciting this Keertane by Kanakdasaru and told us the story behind his passion to learn this.  He studied 4 yrs in Karnataka and fell so much in love with this place and language also he was especially impressed by Udipi temple. Despite the strict ritual in the temple which does not allow anyone other than the chosen singer by temple to perform there, Vikas Khanna was given the chance seeing his dedication. He Had learnt this language and learnt Carnatic singing to sing this keertane,  for 3 yrs continuously just to perform in that temple to sing in front of Krishna. Now what would you call this dedication or passion? Hats off Vikas, you not only stole our heart that day but also you sent a message loud and clear in the audience that we are blessed to be born in such a beautiful state with rich heritage and cultural value to celebrate every moment being here.

And now the same passion for celebrating Rajyotsava event is being viral in my office everybody is gearing up with beautiful song and dance, folk arts. I am completely thrilled to see so many non kannadigas participating in Quizzes, Essays and speech and they are so much part of this celebration. This really resounds that we have “Unity in diversity” deep in our heart. And trust me no matter what we value it a lot.

As I finished this post, a dear friend hesitatingly hands over a beautiful article about Karnataka. Beyond the broken sentences, little mistakes her love and enthusiasm to be one among us beamed strong and bright.


Come be a part of us, celebrate being here and we promise to make it the best memory of your life!

20 comments:

Rekha said...

What a lovely thought Ramya.

Proud to be a Kannadiga. Yes .. it is the coming together to celebrate ,... be it adopted or swanth that adds to the beauty of the day.

Loved it .. keep writing you have a wonderful flow ...

Rekha said...

What a lovely thought Ramya.

Proud to be a Kannadiga. Yes .. it is the coming together to celebrate ,... be it adopted or swanth that adds to the beauty of the day.

Loved it .. keep writing you have a wonderful flow ...

Bikramjit said...

Any reason to celebrate and get together is always goood :)


Ok I am on my way .. you ready I eat a lottttttttttttttttt


Bikram's

Prashanth said...

ರಮ್ಯ ಅವರೇ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಈ ಲೇಖನ ಓದಿ ಸಂತೋಷದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯವೂ ಆಯಿತು; ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ-ಕನ್ನಡದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಂಗ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಮನೋಜ್ಞವಾಗಿ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದೀರಿ.

ಅಲ್ಲದೇ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕಚೇರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಬಗೆಗೆ ತಿಳಿದು ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯೆನಿಸಿದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರೇತರರೂ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ವಿಶೇಷವೇ ಸರಿ. ಇಂತಹ ಒಂದು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಆಯೋಜಿಸಿ, ಸಕ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಂಡು, ಯಶಸ್ವೀಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಕಾರಣಕರ್ತರದ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬರಿಗೂ ನನ್ನ ಅನಂತ ವಂದನೆಗಳು :o)

Found In Folsom said...

Glad to know the respect you guys are showing towards your language. Each language has its own beauty. Happy Celebrations. I want to write a similar post too..OMG!! one more in my drafts :)

Ramya said...

@Rekha Thanks a lot :D Yeah happy to be part of this celebration and fun :D love the festivity

@Bikram: yes some reason to celebrate :D Please do come :) we have abundant food and love :D so please do come :D

@FIF: yes everything is very special :D and so we need a reason :D to celebrate :D

Ramya said...

@Prashant: Thanks a lot nimma encouragement ge :) tumba janakke vishya talpodu common laguage nalli haagagi english nali post madbeku e sudhi na anta post madide :) nimge ishtagidake nange tumba kushi agide.

hmmn namma office nalli its celebrated in a very grand manner with lot of events promoting kannada learning as well.

Ranjana said...

ಸಿರಿ ಗನ್ನಡಂ ಗೆಲ್ಗೆ!!! ಕನ್ನಡ ಉಳಿಸಿ, ಬೆಳೆಸಿ :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely story of love for Kannadigas! You have one more passionate lover of the people and place in me:) Have lots of fun during celebrations, Ramya!

Ramya said...

@Ranjana: yeah yeah lets do it! :D

@Rahul sir: I totally admire the love you have for this place :D and for us. Thanks a lot Rahul sir :D we indians are so rich in culture :D but we just need to learn to appreciate one another :D that shows in you :D

Nilanjana Bose said...

Happy celebrations! Love that you love your language/culture so much!

Anjuli said...

wow what a GREAT post!!!! Very informative. Really good to be reading you again :)

Kappu said...

Ah thanks for letting us know about this ramya....very interesting piece of info! I guess the kanadikas have a reason to feel more proud that day!

santhu said...

Super

Ramya said...

Sorry for the late reply :D was on vacation :D
@ NB: India is so much rich in cultural heritage and I love every bit of it

@Anjuli, Kappu and Santhu: Thanks a lot :)

phatichar said...

Thumba hemmeyinda ee post odide..Thanks.. :)

Ramya said...

@Phatichar: :) Tumba thanks :D kannadigaru hemme padlebeku :D alva... happy that you liked the post!

Raj said...

Superb post as usual. You brought out the specialty of the festival so beautifully. And the passion behind it as well. It is so wonderful to see people come together and celebrate and be happy. :) Don't stop the celebrations and have lots and lots of fun. :)

Nilanjana Bose said...

Hi Ramya,

Dropped by just like that...hope you're well and everything is okay? Take care.

ಕೊಲ್ಲೆ said...

Hats off (Topi thegde)... A standing ovation for Vikas Khanna too...

And as usual, u r at ur best... Ramya, heege bareetha iru...