Channamma, Tipu Sultan inspiration to fight for self respect : Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

Bangalore October 13: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that Kittur Rani Channamma, Tipu Sultan are inspiration to  fight for self-respect.

He was speaking after the launch of  Kittur Utsav’s Jyoti Yatra  organized by the  Department of Kannada and Culture and Belagavi  District Administration.

Kittur Channamma was a fierce queen who challenged the huge British army with her small army. Kittur Utsava and Jayantsova were started during my first term as   Chief Minister, to introduce her courage and ideals to the youth and today's generation, the CM explained. 

Public Works Minister Satish Jarakiholi, Kittur MLA Babasaheb Patil, Dharwad Rural MLA Vinay Kulkarni, Bailahongala MLA Mahantesha Kaujalagi, Chief Minister's Political Secretary Govindaraju were present.