Tributes paid to veteran leader Jagajivan Ram
TNN, Apr 5, 2010, 09.58pm IST
DHARWAD: Rich tributes were paid to former deputy Prime Minister Babu
Jagajivan Ram on his 103rd birth anniversary here on Monday. At a
function organized jointly by the district administration, zilla
panchayat and the department of social welfare at Kala Bhavan, the
speakers recalled the untiring efforts of Jagajivan Ram to help the
Legislative council chairman Veeranna Mattikatti described Jagajivan
Ram as a visionary who realized that educating the dalits was a major
tool in making them economically and socially self-reliant. He said
dalits should follow in the footsteps of Jagajivan Ram and come up in
life while judiciously using the facilities being offered by the
MLA Veerabhadrappa Halaharavi said dalits should be united in fighting
for their legitimate rights but mind their duties at the same time. He
said Jagjivan Ram's life was worth emulating as, being from a
downtrodden background, he had risen to heights in Indian politics and
held important positions for almost 25 years.
ZP president Savitri Bhagavati, prof L Hanumantahiah, Nijalingappa
Mattihal, MLA Chandrakant Bellad and Nishkal Mantap head
Nijagunandaswami hailed the contributions of Jagajivan Ram for the
welfare of the working class.
S A Mulla welcomed. Vani Kulkarni compered. Prahlad Gejji proposed a
vote of thanks. Earlier, MLA Seema Masuti inaugurated a procession of
Jagajivan Ram's portrait at the DC's office.
DC Darpan Jain, deputy mayor Bharati Patil, former minister
Hanumanthappa Alkod and others were present.
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