Puneeth Rajkumar left for heavenly abode in October 2021 and his sad demise sent shockwaves across the nation. Now, to honour his memory, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that a lesson on late actor Puneeth Rajkumar will be included in the school syllabus. As per the latest ZeeNews report, various sections have demanded the inclusion of lessons on his achievements. ALSO READ | Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar Gets A Special Tribute This Ganesh Chaturthi, Bappa’s Idol With Late Kannada Star Surprises Fans, They Call It, ‘Puneeth Chaturthi’
"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 also mentioned that the Karnataka government would bring in legislation in the winter session of the state assembly to make Kannada "mandatory" in the state.
The latest development comes as soon he will be posthumously honoured for his contribution to Indian cinema. The state government of Karnataka has planned a grand event which will be attended by Rajinikanth and Jr NTR. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday evening on the steps of Vidhan Soudha and as many as 5,000 people are expected to take part in the event. ALSO READ | Rajinikanth Arrives In Bengaluru! South Superstar Gears To Attend Puneeth Rajkumar’s Karnataka Ratna Award Ceremony-WATCH
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