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Celebrating Karnataka Rajyotsava: 50 Years of Karnataka’s Formation

November 1, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of Karnataka’s formation, a significant day in the state’s history. Originally founded on November 1, 1956, as a result of the State Reorganisation Act, Karnataka was initially known as Mysore State. It was later renamed Karnataka on November 1, 1973. This day, known as Karnataka Rajyotsava, celebrates the merger of Kannada-speaking regions into a single state.

CM Siddaramaiah’s Message

  • CM Siddaramaiah expresses best wishes to the people of Karnataka on Kannada Rajyotsava.
  • Highlights the significance of this day as a unifying moment for Kannadigas scattered across different regions.
  • Recognizes the hard work and sacrifices of millions of Kannada enthusiasts who contributed to making the dream of a united Karnataka a reality.
  • Aims for Kannada to become a language spoken in every home across the nation.

Deputy CM DK Shivakumar’s Message

  • Deputy CM DK Shivakumar joins in congratulating the proud Kannadigas across the world on Kannada Rajyotsava.
  • Stresses that Kannada is not just a language but a celebration.
  • Wishes everyone a happy Kannada Rajyotsava.

Historical Background

  • Karnataka was originally founded on Karnataka Rajyotsava Day on November 1, 1956, following the enactment of the State Reorganisation Act.
  • The state’s formation brought together all Kannada-speaking regions into a single entity.
  • Karnataka was officially renamed from Mysore on November 1, 1973.

Other States Celebrating Formation Day

  • Apart from Karnataka, several other states and territories, including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry, also commemorate their formation day on November 1.


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