Date: 7th November 2014
On the 7th of November Kannada Rajyotsava was celebrated with fervor & joy in the IBA, Bangalore campus. The event started off with inauguration by the Honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Sailesh Chandra Gupta and members of Faculty. Mr. Ravish Krishnamurthy, Head Librarian – IBA, Bangalore recited Ganesh Vandana and filled the ambience with his blessings. Mr. Gupta then enlightened the audience with his speech and also sang a song “Kodagana Koli Nungitha” for which he had received an award and also sang a Hindi song. He spoke about the liberalization of the state, where all the Kannada speaking people united and formed a state called Karnataka. He informed the audience that Kannada is the only Language to have won 8 Jnanapeetha Awards and it is the highest number won by an Indian language. He said that the Kannada is now being under estimated by the people and the education in Kannada needs to be empowered.
Subsequently Dr. Subhash Sharma, Director – IBA, Bangalore gave a presentation on “Kannada Values embedded in Management”. Dr. M.S. Ramachandra Principal – IBA, Bangalore then gave a speech on the occasion and also sang a song in Kannada. It was time then for some Cultural activities which started with a dance performed by the 14-16 batch girls. That was followed by a couple of songs sung by boys of 14-16 batch fitting the occasion. Mr. Gyanamoorthy, Visiting Faculty for Kannada at IBA, Bangalore also gave a speech which was enjoyed by all the guests and students. The event finally came to an end with Prof. Sowmya delivering the vote of thanks and then everyone rose for the National Anthem and Kannada Anthem.