A Legacy Enshrined – MP Iranna Kadadi’s Proposal to Honor Kittur Rani Channamma’s Bicentenary Triumph on 200th Anniversary
In a landmark move, Member of Parliament Iranna Kadadi has tabled a proposal in the Rajya Sabha, suggesting the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Kittur Rani Channamma’s resounding victory against the British East India Company as a national festival. This proposal aims to honor the remarkable courage and leadership of Kittur Rani Channamma, who played a pivotal role in India’s fight against colonial rule.
Kittur Rani Channamma, the Queen of Kittur in Karnataka, led an inspiring resistance against the British forces in 1824. Her fearless efforts and unwavering commitment to defending her kingdom left an indelible mark on India’s history, making her a symbol of bravery and determination in 2024 it’ll have its 200th Anniversary.
MP Iranna Kadadi, while presenting the proposal, highlighted the significance of commemorating this historic event as a national festival on 200th Anniversary. He emphasized the need to recognize and celebrate the sacrifices made by Kittur Rani Channamma, stating that her legacy deserves a prominent place in the collective memory of the nation.
In addition to proposing the national celebration, MP Kadadi has urged the government to rename the Belagavi Airport as Kittur Rani Channamma Airport. This move, he believes, would not only pay homage to the valiant queen but also serve as a reminder of the rich history of the region.
As the nation approaches the 200th anniversary of Kittur Rani Channamma’s triumph, the proposal has gained traction as a fitting tribute to a woman who defied the odds and stood tall against colonial oppression.
If the proposal is accepted, the celebration of Kittur Rani Channamma’s victory as a national festival and the renaming of Belagavi Airport will stand as lasting tributes to a courageous leader whose legacy continues to inspire generations. The decision, when finalized, will mark a significant step in recognizing and honoring the heroes who shaped India’s journey toward independence.
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