Bangalore, Nov 1 (UNI) Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today exhorted people of the State to rededicate themselves to meet the challenges in order to hand down a reasonable social environment to the posterity.
Speaking after inagurating the 51 Rajyotsava Day celebrations at Kanteerava Stadium here, Mr Thakur urged the people to take pledge to work together to march towards building a prosperous Karnataka and strong India.
Commending the tremendous achievements made by Karnataka during last six decades in the field of education, sports, science and technology, economic development, preservation of tradition, culture and literature exhorted people of the state to rededicate themselves to present a better and strong society to next generation which we have inherited from our predecessors.
Governor also paid rich tributes to those who during the course of history have contributed to the greatness of Karnataka. "Along with you and millions in the state, I pay my humble homage to their hallowed memory" he added.
While the day was celebrated all over the state with fervour and joy, it was marred by a few incidents of protest in Kodagu and Gulbarga districts.
In Madikeri, the activists of Codava National Council who were demanding autonomous Council for Kodagu district have ransacked the main function organised by district administration. The slogan shouting Cocava Council activists also thwarted school children from participating in the celebrations at the function place.
In Gulbarga, the activists of Hyderabad Karantaka Horata Samithi led by expelled JD(S) legislators demanding separate state observed Rajyothsava day as 'black day'. Police also arrested over 100 activists who tried to hoist separate state flag on the occasion.