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[ZESTCaste] Dalits to embrace Buddhism on May 24 - Udupi

Dalits to embrace Buddhism on May 24 - Udupi
May 20, 2011

UDUPI: Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkar group) state
committee member Sundar Master addressing the press persons informed
that that about 2,000 members of the Dalit community would embrace
Buddhism at the Bouddha convention to be held in Udupi on May 24.

This convention is planned to be organised at Sri Narayana Guru Sabha
Bhavana, Bannanje, Udupi.

The convention is being organised under the joint auspicious of
Karnataka Budha Mahasabha, Dakshina Kannada Buddha Mahasabha and
Abhidama Trust Bangalore to to mark the birth anniversary celebrations
of Gautama Buddha.

Buddhist Bhikkus (monks), Manorrakita Banteji, Bodhisatva Banteji,
Shriddhananda Banteji, well-known rationalist, K S Bhagawan Mysore,
former union minister and MLA, Srinivas Prasad, and several other
scholars and stalwarts will be participating in the convention. Prof
Krishnappa Trust Bangalore president, Indira Krishnappa, renowned
painter, K T Shivaprasad, Abidhamma Trust president, Nandakumar,
professor of archaeology in Shirva College, Prof T Murugeshi, All
India Dalit Sahitya Academy president, Anantapadmanabh Bhat, and a
number of other dignitaries will also participate in the
deliberations, he disclosed.

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