Activists to trace history of Dalit movement
TNN 3 December 2009, 10:32pm ISTText Size:|
MYSORE: The Dalit activists will trace history of the Dalit movement
in Karnataka during a two-day meet starting Saturday.
Senior Dalit leader and former Union minister V Srinivasa Prasad has
been named the president of the Dalit Chintan Samavesh. Minor
irrigation minister Govind Karjol will inaugurate the meet.
The Samavesh will focus on various aspects like future targets of
Dalits, reservation for Dalits in government and private sectors,
Dalit politicians, Dalit writers and social transformation. The
Karnataka Dalit Welfare trust chief Shantharaju said two sessions have
been reserved for discussions on challenges of the Dalit economic
empowerment and relationship between Dalit organizations and political
University of Mysore V-C V G Talawar, Kannada professor Aravinda
Malagatti, journalism professor Maheshchandra Guru and former IPS
officer and BSP leader Subash Bharani will attend the meet.
The Trust will award the Dalit Ratna awards to former legislator K
Siddaiah, former irrigation secretary Channabasappa and cancer
specialist Dr Vijayalakshmi Deshmane. Former minister B Somashekar
will present the award at the inaugural session.
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