The Rajyotsava function began with the Flag hoisting by the Chief Guest Arali Nagraj along with Dr MS Narasimha Murthy (Writer, Former Director). The dignitaries were honored by MSRIT Director Dr M.R Seetharam, MSRIT CEO S M Acharya, MSRIT Principal Dr K Rajnikanth and Dr Bette Gowda the MSRIT Sports Director. Divya Rani, a college student, delivered the welcome speech and gave a warm welcome to the dignitaries. Also Manoj Kumar and Yuvraj, students of the college formally introduced the Chief guests. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries accompanied by the students singing the Nad gita 'Hachevu Kannada Deepa'. Following this, Arali Nagraj and our Principal Dr K Rajnikanth gave away the prizes, that of the events conducted on the previous 2 days i.e. 25th of November and 26th of November, 2010.
After the prize distribution, Dr MS Narasimha Murthy took the stage by storm and delivered a humorous yet thought provoking speech, he spoke about how the people of Karnataka were actively involved in keeping their tradition alive and their friendly nature. He spoke about how we all could contribute whatever we can to keep the Kannadiga tradition alive. His speech was followed by a speech by Arali Nagraj, who very beautifully spoke about how important and great the history of Kannadigas was. He also spoke about how Kannadigas were so friendly and peace loving and welcomed people of all languages to their state. After his inspiring lecture, three Foreign students of MSRIT, Omar, Sayed and Sabeena spoke in Kannada and amazed the dignitaries with their fluency and praize for Kannada as a language. The Crowd cheered them on as they also sang a song. Dr MR Seetharam, Dr K.Rajnikath and SM Acharya spoke to the students and showered them with their ever inspiring words.
After the ceremony, the students of the college took over the show, Sanjay Kini sang some folk and filmy songs and amazed the crowd with his beautifull voice. This was followed by Mimicry by Vishvarath who enthralled the audience with his talent. Not to forget, Shravan, Padmashree Bhat, Madhav Nayak and Group who perfomed Yakshagana and left the audience dumbstruck. Folk orchestra followed, which was performed by Gurunandan, Shravan, Amogha Varsha and others who showed the audience how diversely Indian percussion could be played and enjoyed. Finally, the day ended with Karaoke and Distribution of sweets to the crowd. All in all, it was a very uplifting and successful Kannada Rajyostava by the students of MSRIT.