Rajyotsava with Grand
• Also known as Karnataka Formation Day, is celebrated on 1
November of every year.
• In 1956 all the Kannada language-speaking regions of South India
were merged this day to form the state of Karnataka.
• It is marked by the announcement and presentation of the
honours list for Rajyotsava Awards by the Government of
Karnataka, hoisting of the official Karnataka flag with an address
from the Chief Minister and Governor of the state; along with
community festivals, orchestra, Kannada book releases and
• The entire state wears a festive look on this day as the red and
yellow Kannada flags are hoisted at different strategic locations
across the state and the Kannada anthem ("Jaya Bharatha Jananiya
Tanujate") is chanted.
• Today's Karnataka was originally called as the
Mysore State, which is within India from 1948
until 1956. On 1 November 1973, under
Devaraj Urs as Chief Minister, Mysore state
was renamed as Karnataka.
Karnataka state emblem
Red shield charged with a white two-headed bird, Gandaberunda bordered in blue.
Lion Capital of Ashoka (also used as the emblem of the Government of India), on a
blue circular abacus with a blue frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of a galloping
horse on the left, a Dharmachakra in centre, a bull on the right, and the outlines of
Dharmachakras on the extreme left and right as part of Sarnath's Ashoka Pillar.
Red-maned, yellow lion-elephant Sharabha supporters (mythical creatures believed
to be upholders of righteousness stronger than lions and elephants) standing on a
green, leafy compartment on either sides.
Below compartment lies written in stylized Devanāgarī, the national motto of India,
"स�मेव जयते" (Satyameva Jayate, Sanskrit for "Truth alone triumphs").
HOW NEXTGEN CELEBRATED
• On November 22, 2019 NextGen Healthcare was transformed into a festival mood
on the occasion of Rajyotsava celebrations.
• The office decorations reflected the love and pride of NextGeners for the State
and its language.
• In the spirit of celebration, the entire office was decked up in the colours of the
Kannada flag (roughly representing the colours of turmeric and vermilion
• The event commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by Jeffrey
Bakthakumar, the Vice President R&D along with Shaila Srinivas, Chandrashekhar
Reddy, Sandhya Sanjay, and Vemparala Harish Mayur.
• The cultural committee members organized the games/fun event which
cherished the nostalgic memories in all.
• A poetry competition was organized to portray Karnataka as a state, its cultural
heritage, language and its influence on various aspects of life.
DELICACIES OF THE DAY
The authentic delicacies from the nook and corners of the state were served along with other dishes as a feast to
celebrate the true spirit of Kannada Rajyotsava.
• Akki roti - a popular breakfast of Karnataka state
• Mix Vegetable Sagu - form of vegetable curry with a nice creamy texture acquired from
coconut and poppy seeds.
• Rava idli - steamed cakes made with semolina, yogurt, spices, veggies and a leavening
• Cluster Beans Palya - a side dish prepared using Cluster Beans.
• Hitikida Avarekalu Saaru - has unique flavor of avare kalu / field beans.
• Coconut Rice - mildly spiced and light rice dish cooked with fresh coconut.
• Uchellu Chutney - made of Niger Seeds is a popular chutney accompaniment made in
North Karnataka regions.
• Kumbalakai Huli - tangy curry made from buttermilk.
• Mixed Chana Usli - very healthy and delicious side dish.
• Chicken Keema Masala - curry dish made with minced chicken.
• Fish 65 - delicious, crispy and spicy fish fry.
• Kayi Holige - traditional sweet also known as coconut obbattu.
• Peni - sweet served with sugar powdered badam milk.
We thank the clubs and committees of NextGen Healthcare for the
way the event was presented. Media Mughals, Food Committee, Art
Club, Cultural CX, Photography Club, etc contributed for the day.
Also we whole heartedly thank all the NextGeners who spared time
to grace the occasion and took part in the celebration leaving
behind a day of good memories.