Basavaraj Bommai, the chief minister of Karnataka, announced on Sunday that statues of Kittur Rani Chennamma and the military commander of Kittur Princely state Sangolli Rayanna would be erected at Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi this year.
He said that the government has given the Kittur Development Authority a grant of Rs 50 crore after launching the “Kittur Chennammaji Vijaya Yatra” in preparation for the upcoming Kittur Utsav, which the district administration of Belagavi will be hosting.
The statues of Rani Chennamma and Sangolli Rayanna will be placed at Suvarna Vidhana Soudha this year, according to Bommai, who also noted that the State government has approved a grant of Rs 50 crore to the Kittur Development Authority.
He claimed that the Kittur Utsav has been going on for 24 to 25 years and that during that time it had been “waddling” occasionally.
The Chief Minister explained that an order was issued to observe this occasion throughout the State after the BJP government took office.
He claims that the Karnatak University, Dharwad gazette has described Kittur Rani Chennamma as a courageous queen who spearheaded the first freedom war. The National Archives will receive the equivalent document in order for it to be preserved in history.
Several initiatives have been taken to enhance Kittur as a tourist destination, according to Bommai, who also said a decision has been made to improve the already-existing but deteriorating Chennamma’s palace in Kittur and also build a new palace next to it.