BELAGAVI: Kannada Rajyotsava is just around the corner, but the Belagavi City Corporation seems to be blind to the fact that a torn Kannada flag has been fluttering atop the flagpole in front of the office premises.
The flag may have got torn because of the heavy downpour and wind. But the city corporation officials have not bothered to replace it even after the rain subsided, in a show of gross negligence.
The district administration is getting ready to celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava on November 1, but the officials have not yet changes the torn flag.
Disrespecting the national flag is a punishable offence under ‘The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971’ and the ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’.
Last year, some Pro-Kannada activists installed the flagpole in front of the BCC amidst opposition.