Mangalore, June 08: A senior litterateur, freedom fighter,Kannada struggler (Horatagara) and a senior poet Nadoja Dr Kainara Kinjanna Rai’s 99th birthday was celebrated at his residence Kavitha Kuteera, Badiyadka Peradala, in Kasargod.
U T Khader, minister for health and family welfare was the chief guest in the function and said in his address,he said that Dr Kainar Kinjanna Rai’s 100th (centenary) birthday will be celebrated in Nehru Maidan, Mangalore.
Demand of Kasargod Kannadigas for Karnataka Ratna, Rajya Prashasthi for Dr Kinjanna Rai, U T Khader promised that matter will be presented in Vidhana Sabha and discussed with likeminded ministers.
Minister advised the youths to follow the principles of Dr Kinjanna and in order to be a good citizen of the country, Dr.Kinjanna’s principles to be adopted and he is a great strength and honorable personality of Kasargod Kannada people, he added.
While the issue of problems faced by the Kasargod Kannada people was brought to the attention of minister by media reporters, minister promised that matter will be looked in to and said that in order to solve the problems of Kasargod Kannadigas, government level talk should be held both by Karnataka and Kerala, he added and asked the Kasargod Kannada people to submit a detailed report of the problems.
Media people also brought to the attention of minister about the Kannada is compulsory in kerala issue.