Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru has been lit up as part of the Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations. People lined up on the road opposite the landmark to take in the view.
A water expert is among the 66 persons shortlisted for the Rajyotsava award this year.
Ten social service organisations, including Adamya Chetana, an NGO run by BJP leader Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, have been selected for the Amruth Mahotsava award being given away on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Indian independence.
Kannada and Culture Minister V. Sunil Kumar said the awardees were selected through nomination by the general public on the Seva Sindhu portal, and also through efforts to identify unsung heroes.