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Prez to address K'taka legislature session to mark 60 yrs of

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

President Ram Nath Kovind will address a special joint session of the legislature on October 25 to mark 60 years of the majestic Vidhana Soudha in

Legislative Assembly Speaker K B Koliwad today announced it after a meeting with the president in which Legislative Council Chairman D H Shankarmurthy was also present.

The Vidhana Soudha, is one of most imposing buildings in and reflects the architecture of the Mysore Neo- Dravidian times.

Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had laid the foundation stone in 1951 and its construction was completed in 1956.

"We the President of and requested him to grace the diamond jubilee celebration and address a special joint session of state legislature. He has given his consent for October 25 at 11 am," Koliwad said.

In a representation made to the president, the state said the joint session will discuss topics such as the formation of the Mysore state, integration of the state and a related movement, the state's history and politicans and the Kannada language.

On the occasion, families of the first three chief ministers of the state -- K C Reddy, Kengal Hanumanthaiah and Kadidal Manjappa -- will be honoured.

Two documentaries on the construction of the Vidhana Soudha and emergence of legislature in Karnataka directed by renowned filmakers Girish Kasaravalli and T N Seetharam will be screened.

Programmes depicting the art and culture of the state will be organised in the evening on the grand steps of the building, the state said.

The celebration will conclude with a show on '3D mapping of the Vidhana Soudha', it said.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 21:42 IST