Great personalities from the fields of literature, academics, aristocrats, and legendary rulers were remembered in Ekya School, Byrathi by our children who came dressed up as Kupalli Venkatappa Puttappa (Rashtra kavi – renowned poet of Karnataka), Sir M Vishweshwaraya (great mind behind the KRS Dam), Sangulli Rayanna (ruler of Kitturu), Kannadambe (Goddess Kannada), Krishnadevaraya (king of Vijayanagara Empire), Akkamahadevi (first female poet) Vanake Obbavva, Kuttiru Rani Channamma (freedom fighter from Kitturu), Rani Abbakka Devi (first Tuluva Queen of Ullal who fought the Portuguese), Kempegowda (conceptualiser of Bengaluru city), Chandrashekar Kambar, Goddess Kaveri (river Kaveri). 

Students in Grades 1-8 dressed up authentically in these great personalities costumes and spoke a few words about their character addressing their contribution, success stories, strugglues, pen names, field of interest and facts.  

Students also presented a short presentation on heritage, culture, history and the purpose of celebrating Kannada Rajyotsava in Karnataka state. Mr Kalachary, Kannada teacher had trained our students to sing the state’s anthem Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate which they sang very well.  

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