News18 Kannada - Rising Karnataka 2019

Rising India  is a mega event organised by the country's largest and most popular News channel - News18. An IP property of Network18, it brings together the stakeholders in the governance of the state to bring about an agenda for growth, hear concerns from various citizens and forums.

Prominent stakeholders from the government come together on the stage and put forth their valuable opinions, visions and share their thoughts with an aim to strengthen and chart the path of the state’s progress. This helps in discussion of issues that are unique and dedicated to that state, and that they are deliberated at length. The collective thoughts derived from the brainstorming on this unique platform will further strengthen the movement of progress of that region.

On these lines, a gala event , Rising Karnataka was organized in Bangalore recently by News18 Kannada. Prominent stakeholders from the of field of politics, education, society, economics, industry, entertainment, cinema etc expressed their valuable ideas and drew the government's attention to innumerable possibilities in the path of progress.

The crux of the event was the presence of the chief minister of Karnataka, B S Yediyurappa. He was accompanied by the deputy chief minister, Ashwath Narayan.  Shri. B S Yediyurappa assured the gathering that Karnataka will make giant leaps of progress in the next 6 months. His main agenda of reform for the farmers and in areas of irrigation that would aid the farmers and what has been a thorn with erratic rainfall in the state.  He also elaborated on his plans to improve road infrastructure and transport, solving traffic congestion, and touched upon many other relevant issues . He promised that Bangalore will soon be one the best metropolis in the world. He also reiterated that it's not enough if only Bangalore progresses. The other regions of the state must follow suit. He said that he will make great efforts to bring up the other regions by starting industries and providing job opportunities to the youth.

Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan also elaborated on many of these issues including waste and water management and said all the departments must be brought under one umbrella for cohesive and smooth functioning.

Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy brought to the CM’s notice the deplorable state of Victoria Hospital. The senior veteran said that the hospital was akin to hell and urged the chief minister to build a new hospital with good amenities. BSY  assured him that this would be fulfilled. He also said, not just the hospital, but the map of entire Bangalore will go through a sea change.

Padmashree awardee Saalumarada Timmakka,  leaders from BJP,  Congress and JDS , Tinsel stars Sharan, Aditi Prabhudeva, farmers' champion Kuruburu Shanta Kumar, students and office bearers of many organizations were present at the event. They put forth their concerns and questions and suggestions to the government.

The introductory speech was delivered by News18 Kannada Editor,  Siddappa Kaloji, and elaborated on the aims and aspirations of the event Rising Karnataka. The chief of the Content and Editorial Board, Mr. Santosh Ramachandra Menon, CEO – Languages Cluster, Karan Abhishekh Singh, Special project, Campaign and Event Managing Editor, Mr. Karthik Subbaraman were present.

The efforts of Rising Karnataka in bringing together people from different fields was commended by all. BSY  once again reiterated his focus on bringing about  comprehensive progress in the state in all fields.

News18 Kannada Rising Karnataka 2019 will be telecasted on 22nd December 2019 Sunday at 6 pm and repeat on 23rd December Monday at 10 am.


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