Govt releases Basavanna’s photos

Following the announcement made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for installation of portrait of Basavanna at all government offices from April 29, the state government released the official photograph that needs to be used hereafter.

In an attempt to win the support of the dominant Lingayat community in Karnataka, Siddaramaiah recently announced and passed an order for installation of pictures of Basavanna, a 12th-century social reformer from the Lingayat community, in all government offices from April 29 on the occasion of Basava Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the philosopher.

On Friday, the government released the approved photograph and insisted to use the same at all government offices. -KK, NGB


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