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KITTUR RANI CHENNAMMA JAYANTHI CELEBRATED IN KARNATAKA

KITTUR RANI CHENNAMMA JAYANTHI CELEBRATED IN KARNATAKA

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On October 23, 2021, Karnataka is celebrating “Kittur Rani Chennamma Jayanthi”. On this special occasion, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai garlanded the statue of Queen in Hubbali in Dharwad district.

  • 50 crore rupees will be sanctioned in the year 2021 for the Kittur Development Authority.

About Kittur Chennamma:

  • She was born on October 23, 1778, and belonged to the Lingayat community.
  • When she was 15, she married Raja Mallasarja from the Desai family.
  • She was the Queen of Kittur which was a princely state in Karnataka.
  • In the year 1824, she led an armed rebellion against the British East India Company (BEIC).
  • She rebelled in the confrontation with the doctrine of lapse in a bid to maintain Indian control over the region and she defeated the British.
  • She died in the imprisonment of a second rebellion by BEIC.
  • She was one of the 1st female rulers who rebel against British rule.
  • She became a folk hero in Karnataka and a symbol of the independence movement in India.

About Kittur:

  • It is a taluka in the Belagavi district of Karnataka. It was part of Bailhongal taluka.
  • On October 23, 2012, it was declared as an independent taluka by the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

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