Bengaluru: Karnataka’s youngest and number 1 Breaking News channel Republic Kannada has set a new Industry benchmark 2 months within launch, with its highly successful Republic Kannada Summit titled: Maha Sangama with ‘Kanasina Karnataka’ or a Dream Karnataka as its theme.
The ground event, held on the 1st of December in Bengaluru hosted over 40 top personalities from across Karnataka, in an event that was live non-stop on the ground and on LIVE BROADCAST from 8am to 8pm, thereby setting a record for the industry.
The Summit, aimed at getting the biggest voices from the state to speak on what it takes to be a ‘Dream Karnataka’, brought together topmost religious figures, ministers, politicians across the political spectrum, activists, actors, academics, scientists, thinkers, veterans, top diplomats and biggest nationalist voices, all on one stage.
Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar attended the event and in a one-hour interaction, deliberated on politics, Brand Bengaluru and his vision of ‘Kanasina Karnataka’ or a dream Karnataka. Top Ministers including Ramalinga Reddy, Chaluvaraya Swamy, former Chief Ministers Sadananda Gowda, Basavaraj Bommai, MPs Tejaswi Surya, Pratap Simha attended the event. JDS Chief & former CM HD Kumaraswamy, Leader Of Oppn R Ashoka made a joint appearance at the Summit. BJP State President BY Vijayendra gave his maiden interview at the Republic Kannada Summit while speaking about the challenges he faces in his new role.
Young political voices Raksha Ramaiah, Pradip Easwar shared the stage on the need for youth to join the battle for a greater Karnataka. ISRO Scientist part of Chandrayaan 3 Mission, Dr Uma was at the Republic Kannada Summit and along with Actor Bhavana, Former Minister Shashikala Jolle were on the Women’s panel. Deliberating on the Kaveri issue were farmer leaders Kuruburu Shantakumar, Badagalpura Nagendra. Basavaraj Horatti, Chairman of the Legislative Council deliberated on ways in which constitution can strengthen the fight for the real issues of the people of Karnataka. Ashwath Narayan, former Deputy CM of Karnataka Joined the Brand Bengaluru the panel to deliberate on what needs to be done in India’s I-T capital.
Republic Kannada Summit paid tribute to stars & late actors Puneeth Rajkumar and Chiranjeevi Sarja. Actors Meghana Raj, Saptami Gowda graced the Summit as they discussed ways in which Cinema can take the Karnataka story forward. Thinker Chakravarthy Sulibele, Ambassador N Parthasarathi, Air Marshal Murali (Retd) spoke about the ‘Nation First’ principle at the event.
Addressing the event and gathering virtually, Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami thanked the people of Karnataka for blessing the youngest channel of the network with the overwhelming response. He thanked the guests virtually for being a part of the first Republic Kannada Summit.
Launched on the 23rd of September, Republic Kannada has already set new records with its opening on BARC with the third highest time spent in the Breaking News Day News Wheel. Within 2 months, the channel has set standards for the entire industry with its 100% News approach that has also forced other channels to change their formats. It is the channel of choice for news for the 6 crore people of Karnataka.