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GRAND WELCOME: Deputy Commissioner Pankajkumar Pandey welcoming the Samskruthi Dibbana which arrived in Gulbarga city on Friday.
GRAND WELCOME: Deputy Commissioner Pankajkumar Pandey welcoming the Samskruthi Dibbana which arrived in Gulbarga city on Friday.

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It will present cultural programmes including drama and music events

  • It will leave for Aland and Afzalpur on November 22
  • Mobile book exhibition of the Karnataka Pustaka Pradikara part of dibbana

    GULBARGA: The Suvarna Karnataka Samskruthi Dibbana, depicting the rich cultural history of Karnataka, on Friday entered Gulbarga city to a rousing welcome by writers, artists, schoolchildren and college students who offered flowers to the main tableau of the dibbana depicting the Gol Gumbuz on one side, the Sharanabasaveshwar Temple and the Bidriware of Bidar on one side and official symbols of various kingdoms that have ruled the State.

    The dibbana consisting of a main tableau and other vehicles, including a mobile book exhibition of the Karnataka Pustaka Pradikara, the Information Department vehicle projecting various development activities entered the district near Kinni Sadak from Bidar district on October 18 and toured the length and breadth of the district covering all ten taluks and important towns including Ratkal, Kamalapur, Mahagoan, Nidagunda, chincholi, Sedam, Yadgir, Shahapur, Surpur, Hunsigi, Kembhavi, Gogi, Bhimarayanagudi, Jewargi, Kattisangavi, Shahabad, Chitapur, ravoor, Dandoti, Madbol, Srinivas Saradgi before entering Gulbarga city on Friday afternoon.

    The dibbana will present cultural programmes including dramas, music and other programmes in Gulbarga city for two days before leaving for Aland and Afzalpur on November 22 and entering Bijapur district. Deputy Commissioner Pankajkumar Pandey and other senior officials of the district received the dibbana. Inaugurating the cultural programmes of the dibbana at the Veerashaiva Kalyana Mantap, Animal Husbandry Minister Revu Naik stressed the need for identifying Karnataka as a single entity without dividing the State into the Hyderabad-Karnataka, Mumbai-Karnataka and Old Mysore regions to promote unity and development. He said the dibbana provided an opportunity for the new generation to have the taste of the traditional culture, music and other art forms. Bharatiya Janata Party MLC Shashil G. Namoshi decried the decision of the Hyderabad-Karnataka Horata Samiti to boycott Rajyotsava Day celebrations on November 1 and their decision to observe the day as black day. He said this year's Rajyotsava Day had a special significance of commemorating the golden jubilee of the unification of the Kannada-speaking areas and it was the duty of everyone to forget differences and join hands to celebrate the day together.

    He said the demand of the HKHS for the amendment of Article 371 of the Constitution and redressal of the regional imbalances was genuine and everybody supported it. However, boycotting the Rajyotsava Day celebrations was not a solution to these problems, he said. Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayat P.C. Jaffer presided over the function in the absence of Deputy Commissioner.

    Headquarters' assistant to the Deputy Commissioner Ravikiran Vanti welcomed the gathering.

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