From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Aug 5: Kannada matinee idol Dr Raj Kumar’s son, Puneeth Rajkumar, better known as power star, will be posthumously conferred the State’s highest award ‘Karnataka Ratna’ on November 1.
“We have decided to present the 'Karnataka Ratna' award to Kannada film star Dr Puneeth Rajkumar on November 1,’’ Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
Speaking to media persons after inauguration the Independence Day Flower Show at the Lalbagh Glass House, he said: “A committee would be formed to make preparations for the award presentation ceremony. Members of Dr Rajkumar's family would also be included as members of the committee. We will present the award posthumously to Puneeth in a highly dignified manner.’’
Visit the flower show
The flower show being held annually since 1922 at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden has been attracting huge crowds every year. This year it is even more attractive as the nation is celebrating 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
It is set to attract lakhs of people over the next 10 days, the Chief Minister said.
This year the flower show has been organised as a tribute to Dr Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar. “We are expecting a bigger response,’’ Bommai said.
The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of Horticulture Minister Muniratna and officials of Horticulture department for the good work.