Published: 01st November 2022
Karnataka: Schools to introduce lessons on Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar had done inspirational work and service. Whatever is possible, we will do to carry forward his message, said CM
Chief Minister of Karnakata, Basavaraj Bommai, today, November 1, said that lessons on the late actor Puneeth Rajkumar will be included in the school syllabus. He said that various sections are demanding the inclusion of a lesson on the achievements of Puneeth Rajkumar, stated a report by IANS.
The report also stated, "Whatever is possible we will do. Bestowing the late actor with the Karnataka Ratna Award (posthumously) is the highlight of this Kannada Rajyotsava. Puneeth Rajkumar had done yeomen job in terms of humanitarian work," the Chief Minister said. "He (Puneeth Rajkumar) had donated his organs, this speaks volumes about his service. After his demise, many more have come forward to donate their eyes," he explained.
"In his short span of life, Puneeth Rajkumar had done inspirational work and service. Whatever is possible, we will do to carry forward his message," the Chief Minister said. He further stated that his government would bring in legislation in the winter session of the state assembly to make Kannada "mandatory" in the state, as reported by IANS.
Dr Puneeth Rajkumar, fondly known as Appu, worked in the Kannada cinema. He was an actor, playback singer, television presenter, producer and philanthropist. He was one of the most popular actors in Kannada cinema. He died of a cardiac arrest in October last year.