Kannada Rajyotsava at GIIS: A Festivity of Kannada Culture and Heritage
Kannada Rajyotsava is the most awaited celebration in the whole of Karnataka and the verve of festivity appears everywhere in the month of November. The GIIS campus was all ready to celebrate the Karnataka Formation Day with a lot of pomp and show on November 2nd. It was a colourful paradise with hues of Yellow and Red that made the students performances all the more bright and reflected the pride of Kannada culture and tradition. These colours symbolise the sacred feel and the prosperity in the State. The day started with the Karnataka flag hoisting function followed by the colourful cultural Folk parade. The zeal of loyalty and affection for the state echoed all around as students, teachers and the staff chanted the Kannada anthem, "Jaya Bharatha Jananiya Tanujate".
There was a special assembly to mark this celebration and the students presented the richness of the State by way of a presentation about Kannada culture, food, tradition and the contributions of Kannada poets of Karnataka. The fusion of dance was an absolute performance. The famous traditional folk dance –Kolata, the drum dance- Dollu Kunitha, folk dance-Veeragase and the theatre dance form- Yakshagana, Godly Folk dance-Karaga was wonderfully presented as a fusion by the students. The music, costume, make-up and the coordination was perfect and received a lot of appreciation from everyone in the audience.
The Rajyotsava could be complete only with the special Kannada Rajyotsava Mela with the exclusivities from Karnataka state. The model of Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo and Chamundi Hills was so picturesque and beautifully created. There were Channapatna toys, Handloom sarees, ornaments and accessories for display. Students had brought homemade delicacies like Bisibele bhath, Holige, Paayasa, Chitrana, Khajaya and Rave Unde which were served to everyone who attended the Mela.
The Kannada Rajyotsava at Global Indian International School Bangalore was a carnival. The credit goes to the teachers of the Kannada department and the students who made the celebration a memorable day for everyone at school.