Kannada books to replace bouquets and garlands at government events


Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai banned the practice of gifting garlands, shawls, flower bouquets etc at government events and meetings.

karnataka, karanataka govt bans flowers, bouquets, garlands, govt meeting, kannada books, P Ravi Kumar, Basavaraj Bommai, Bengaluru, unnecessary expenditure, V Sunil Kumar, Karnataka books, Kannada books to replace bouquets and garlands at government events

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who participated in a meeting of senior police officials had refused to accept a bouquet (Photo: PTI)

The Karnataka government has banned the customary bouquets, garlands, shawls, stoles, mementos, and fruit baskets from all official events and meetings. Instead, officers have been directed to gift Kannada books to dignitaries.

Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar issued a government order to this effect on Tuesday, stating that individuals who disregard the order will face severe consequences.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who participated in a meeting of senior police officials in Bengaluru, had refused to accept a bouquet.

“This is an unnecessary expenditure. There is no need to give bouquets, garlands, and shawls in the name of the protocol. Henceforth, the tradition should be stopped,” Basavaraj Bommai said.

Karnataka MLA makes a similar appeal

Karnataka MLA V Sunil Kumar made a similar appeal to his well-wishers a few days back when he was inducted into Karnataka Chief Minister Bommai’s cabinet recently.

Sunil Kumar, who holds the portfolios of Energy and Culture, had requested well-wishers to give him Kannada books instead of expensive garlands and bouquets. As a result, he was presented with hundreds of books, which will be donated to a library.

Read | Karnataka is first state to issue order to implement NEP

Read | Karnataka ex-CM BS Yediyurappa offered cabinet-rank facilities, he declines

Click here for IndiaToday.in’s complete coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.



Source link

Leave a Comment