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Kadambotsava stuck in a feud

BELAGAVI: The state govt celebrated the primary Kadambotsava at Halasi village in 2014 due to a decade-long combat and pursuit of villagers. The kings of the Kadamba dynasty used Kannada as their reliable language in the 10th and 11th century. Halasi in Khanapur taluk, 35km from Belagavi, was their 2d capital. In 2014, the state govt determined to rejoice Kadambotsava at Halasi yearly.
However, the lack of political will has supposed that the celebrations haven’t taken place for the past three years. The state govt has sanctioned Rs 10 lakh yearly but it surely was unused due to local leaders opposing keeping of a Kannada match in the Marathi ruled taluk. The cash sanctioned by way of the government in 2017 and 2018 was returned as it was now not used.

According to sources, former MLA Arvind Patil of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) was now not proud of the government’s decision to rejoice a Kannada programme in Khanapur taluk. Hence, he put force on local authorities and stopped the celebration from 2017.

Although the current MLA is Anjali Nimbalkar from Congress, there are not any signs of the return of Kadambotsava this year. The match was to be held in February, however no paintings has took place in opposition to it. According to Kannada leader Ashok Chandaragi, there are not any hopes that the utsav might be held this year as MLA Nimbalkar has over and over exhibited an anti-Kannada stand for the affection of local Marathi votes. “Nimbalkar didn't attend the Kannada Rajyothsava programme and the Khanapur taluk Kannada Sahitya Sammelana. She even overtly demanded the government to offer govt paperwork in Marathi to Marathi linguistics of border space,” he stated.

According to Kadambotsav organizing committee chairman N C Talawar, lack of political amongst local leaders is among the main components behind the Utsava being cancelled in the past three years. He demanded that the government to resume Utsava from this year. Anjali Nimbalkar didn't reply to calls made by way of TOI.

When asked, further deputy commissioner H B Budeppa stated he would take a look at the information with Kannada and tradition department and take suitable motion.

Halasi village has many ancient temples including Kalmeshwara, Suvarneshwara, Ramalingeshwara, Gokarneshwara, Kapileshwara, Swarneshwara, Hatakashwara, Bhuvaraha Sarasimha Swami temple and several Jain temples built throughout the Kadamba generation.

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