Districts: Babus and netas pay floral tributes
55th Mahaparinirvana divas of Ambedkar observed
The maker of constitution Dr B R Ambedkar was remembered on his
55th Parinirvana Divas organised at the J H Patel
auditorium here on Tuesday.
SP Koushalendra Kumar and others are seen. H T Chandrashekar,
additional deputy commissioner at a programme to observe Parinirvana
Divas of Dr Ambedkar in ChamarajnagarThe programme was jointly
organised by district administration, department of Kannada and
Culture and district social welfare department.
H T Chandrashekar, additional deputy commissioner inaugurated the
programme offering a floral tribute to the portrait of Dr Ambedkar.
The principles laid down in the constitution are of the highest
standards compared to any other constitution in the country. Dr
Ambedkar's vision and principles, if implemented in the policies of
the government would eradicate all the evils and poverty from the
country, he said.
On the occasion, Devaraj, an assistant professor with the first grade
college in the town said Dr Ambedkar showed the countrymen the
society, the real social set up of the nation.
He praised the country for the truth and ahimsa it followed, but
criticised the exploitation of the lower and underprivileged classes
of people. At least 20 crore people are under appalling conditions in
the country, Dr Ambedkar had told in his younger days. "We need to
introspect whether the country has accepted the principles and
advocacy of Dr Ambedkar in its full spirit to this day," he said.
Deputy director of food and civil supplies S E Mahadevappa, DDPI
Bellashetty, joint director of agriculture department Shivamallu, Dy
SP Muthuswamy Naidu and others were present.
Various organisations observed the Parinirvana Divas in the town.
The main event was held near the deputy commissioner's office where
the district administration paid floral tributes to the statue of Dr
Ambedkar at Cauvery Vana.
Deputy commissioner P C Jaffer garlanded Ambedkar's statue. SP
Koushalendra Kumar, tahasildar Rajendra Prasad, additional deputy
commissioner Jayanna, additional SP Rajanna and others were present.
Dalit forums staged a protest in front of the deputy commissioner's
here on Tuesday observing Ambedkar Parinirvana day as 'Made made
snana' opposing day.
After offering flowers to the statue of Dr Ambedkar in front of the
office of the deputy commissioner, they demanded that the practise of
'Made made snana' be banned.
The protesters said the practise is opposed to the constitution and
blamed the district administration for being unable to prevent it.
Participating in the protest, artiste K T Shivaprasad said protest
would be held across the state demanding the government to ban 'Made
He urged the opposition parties to take a stand opposing the issue.
Various Dalit leaders including B P Jayaram, K Eerappa, H C Puttaraju,
Krishnadas and others were present.
The Federation of State ST Employees Associations organised a debate
competition for school students to mark the Parinirvana Divas.
Vice-president of the federation Jayaprakash recalled the
contributions of Dr Ambedkar for the upliftment of the backward
classes and dalits.
Federation vice-president Shankar, honorary presidnt B S
Chandrashekar, C K Mahesh, K G Devadas, K K Kamani, writer Saraswathi
and others were present.
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