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  • Shri AnanthKumar is the first person to give a speech in Kannada at the UN General Assembly.
  • Shri AnanthKumar was instrumental in procuring a UNI code for Kannada. This has been crucial in the new age technology centric use of Kannada.
  • Allocated 25 lakhs of MPLAD fund for the Kannada Resource Center
  • Has fought for getting Kannada the status of a classical language.
  • Supported the Assembly level Kannada Sahitya Parishad Sammelans
  • Has organised many events for promotion of Kannada Culture through Adamya Chetana.
  • Has assisted educational, cultural and community organizations that espouse Indian traditions and culture like Gokhale memorial, Udayabhanu Kalasangha among others.
  • Established IGNCA’s first center outside Delhi in Bangalore.
  • Has been actively involved in promotion of local festivals such as Bangalore Karaga, Basavangudi Kadlekai parishe, Pustaka Parishe, Shivarathri, Sarakki Hoovina among others.
  • As Minister of Culture and Tourism, Shri AnanthKumar took a keen interest in organizing the Sindhu darshan in Leh making it a historical event in the cultural upheaval of India. The Sindhu Cultural Study Center was established to promote Sindhu culture. He established Sindhu Darshan as a national event thereby making it a matter of India’s pride.
  • Shri. Ananthkumar was also instrumental in establishing the ‘Brahmaputra Darshan in February 2001.
  • Launched ‘nirargala Kannada’ programme and initiated a campaign to speak in shuddha (fault-less Kannada) through competitions and other forums. Over 10,000 people have already participated in this campaign during 2013-14.
  • Through MPLAD took initiatives in building community halls, reading rooms, study centers, bhajan halls, libraries, toilets.
  • Organised several Bhajan competitions
  • Shri Ananth Kumar always signs in Kannada.\
  • Allocated land and provided funds to Delhi Kannada Sangha through MP Fund.