PUTTUR: Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, is an Indian independence activist, author, poet and a former journalist.
Kayyara Kinhanna Rai was felicitated on his 97th birthday at his house ‘Kavitha kuteera’ at Peradala in Badiadka by Kannada Chaluvali Paksha President Vatal Nagaraj.
The Kerala Government had been attacking the Kannadigas who are minorities in Kasargod by making Malayalam mandatory in Kannada medium schools.
Mr Vatal Nagarajsaid that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa should hold discussion with the Kerala Chief Minister in this regard and if the Kerala Government fails to withdraw its order, then we will hold state-wide agitation.
He further told that the condition of Kannadigas in the border is in pathetic condition and added that there is political selfishness behind making Malayalam compulsory in Kannada medium schools in Kasargod.
He also pointed out that Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, who has strived for the Kannadigas, Kannada Nudi and Kannada Sahithya deserves assistance from the Government.