Rajyotsava Day Karnataka Formation Day 01 November
The southern Indian state of Karnataka is celebrating its 65th foundation or the Kannada Rajyotsava today on November 1. The state was carved out on a lingual basis in 1956 and was initially named Mysore, reminiscent of an old princely regime. However, keeping in mind people’s sentiment and demand, the state was renamed Karnataka on November 1, 1973.
The special day is celebrated with much enthusiasm and zeal by Kannadigas from all walks of life. The celebrations start with the annual presentation of the Rajyotsava Awards, the second-highest civilian honour by the Government of Karnataka. People enjoy local cultural art forms and treat their tastebuds with authentic local cuisines.