Kannada language as mother tongue has unique culture: Priyanka Mary

4:09 PM, Thursday, November 1st, 2018

priyanka-maryUdupi: Kannada Nadu which came into existence with the intergration of areas having Kannada language as mother tongue has unique culture, art and heritage, said Deputy Commissioner (DC) of the district, Priyanka Mary Francis after inaugurating a programme organized at Mahatma Gandhi open air theatre at Beedinagudde here by the district administration to celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava on Wednesday November 1st.

“Kannada is not confined to being simply a language. It is the meaning for the lives of the citizens here. Everything from language, heritage, culture, literature etc of Karnataka has the rich flavour of Kannada in them,” she observed.

priyanka-mary-2Speaking on the contributions to Kannada Nadu, the DC said, “Successive lineages of kings which ruled our state provided impetus to the growth of Kannada language, traditions, art, literature, plays, music, sculpture and culture. Democratically elected governments too have contributed immensely to Kannada by taking it as their social responsibility.”

The DC spoke about Udupi district and said that the district has emerged as a hub of higher education. It happens to be the birth place of banking industry and is known for its temples and archaeological spots. It is also home to unique structures like St Mary’s island, Kollur temple, Lord Bahubali statue Mahamastakabhisheka, Krishna Janmashtami and Laksha Deepotsava of Udupi and Bhootaradhane, she said.

Ms Francis expressed happiness on the fact that people speaking different languages and belonging to different religions live here harmoniously.


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