Mangaluru: The State witnessed the preparation of the 67th Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration in different parts of Karnataka under the initiative of the Kannada & Culture Department under the able leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj S Bommai and Hon’ble Energy & Kannada & Culture Minister, Government of Karnataka, V. Sunil Kumar from Oct. 28 to 31.
The Event “Koti Kanta Gaayana” was organized at SJEC on Oct. 28, 2022, in the august presence of Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza, Assistant Director of SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC, Dr Purushothama Chippar, Vice-Principal of SJEC, Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager of SJEC. The Event was convened by Poornesh M and Dr K Jyothi and witnessed the presence of various Deans, Heads of Various Departments, teaching & non-teaching staff and students of SJEC.
Sourabha, a Kannada club member welcomed the gathering and presented a brief about the importance of the event and the purpose of the gathering held.
A list of 6 Kannada songs was selected based on the different aspects covering the details of the rich culture of Karnataka and representing the beauty of the Kannada language to be sung by more than a Crore of individuals from different parts of the state at a time in more than 10,000 locations like educational institutions, various associations, universities, employment places, other offices etc., As a part of this initiative, the entire fraternity of SJEC consisting of the Management, Teaching & Non-Teaching staff and students joined and sang the selected songs together by all at a time making it a most remarkable event in the history of Karnataka.
The Programme concluded with an oath read by Chandrika Patil and a vote of thanks from the student volunteer.