K’taka govt decides to celebrate Tipu Jayanti on Nov 10

08-10-2016
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Bengaluru: Last year’s controversies surrounding Tipu Jayanti celebrations have not put down hopes of the state government and it is preparing to hold the celebrations this year too. This year Tipu Jayanthi will be celebrated on November 10.

This year the government has handed over the responsibility of holding celebrations to the Department of Kannada and Culture. Moreover, in a bid to make the event a low-key affair, the celebrations are likely to be held at Ravindra Kalakshetra instead of Vidhana Soudha.

In-charge Secretary, Department of Kannada and Culture, SR Umashankar said that a sum of Rs 60 lakh had been set aside for organizing the celebrations in all districts. The date for celebrations was decided after consulting historians as there was confusion over Tipu’s birthday.

Last year when the government decided to celebrate Tipu Jayanti, chaos broke out in Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts and the violence that followed caused three deaths.

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