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SC/ST Research Scholars and PG Students celebrate Ambedkar birth anniversary

Mangaluru: SC/ST Research Scholars and PG students celebrated the 124th birth anniversary of architect of our constitution Dr. B.R Ambedkar on Tuesday April 14. Inaugurating the Function, Bhudist monk Dhamma Bhanhthji said the majority of downtrodden suffered people took patron under Buddhism for its valuable ends. Presently we need religion which tends to diminish the difference between people, he added.
 The former Professor of Jain University, M. N Panini said that status of Dalits has not been changed drastically even after independence. The so called ‘progress’ masqueraded the problem of Dalits in a way it forced dalits not to believe in their reality. He observed the so called development on one side and increasing atrocities are reported in developed states like Tamil nadu, Haryana, Panjab and others. Though dalit communities overcome heavy odds to make a mark in development, they failed to construct their own identity among other communities.

 Further, he by illustrating Gayathri Spivok’s famous phrase, “Can subaltern Speak?”, he said, their silent itself is a protest against exploitation meted by Upper class Hindus over the centuries. He continued adding, it is the conflict among the ‘rights’ and ‘lefts’ hitting fatally to the actual need of reservation. In order to overcome all these complex odds, they need to be reunited under their ‘own cast identity’, he suggested.

Chief guest Dr. Vasudev Belle said that it is the right time to reconstruct Ambedkarism in accordance with the complex crisis created by the modernism and rising of anti progressive power. He argued that we have to dwell into our tradition and bring the best part of it which effectively holds our salient ‘identity’.

Prof. Yadapadithaya, the Registrar of Mangalore University reiterated the need of Ambedkarean thoughts for the contemporary developments.   Remarking the Presidential speech, Prof. Bhyrappa said that upper caste Hindus by introspecting themselves should take part in social justice.
Programme was narrated by Lingaraju K. While Rukhmaiah welcomed the guests, Anil introduced the guests to the audience. Deepak proposed vote of thanks.




  • Published in Mangaluru

Birth anniversary of Ambedkar celebrated in the city

Mangaluru: The birth anniversary of Dr. B.R Ambedkar was celebrated at district municipality hall on Tuesday April 14 by district administration and district municipality.

District incharge minister B. Ramanath Rai inaugurated the program and said the teachings and messages of Ambedkar are guiding light to the young generation.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA J.R Lobo, DC A.B Ibrahim and many others were present during the program.
  • Published in Mangaluru

Mahavir jayanthi celebrated in the city with devotion

Mangaluru: Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of 24th and last Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Mahavir is being celebrated across the country today (April 2).

In Mangaluru devotees lined up offer abhisheka to the statues of Bhagwan Mahavir in various temples. Keerthanas, Bhajans of Mahaveer was sung by devotees on this occasion.


  • Published in Mangaluru

Birth Anniversary of martyr Sandeep Unni Krishnan celebrated

Gangolli: Martyr Major Sandeep Unni Krishnan, the NSG Commando who died fighting bravely with the terrorists is a gem of our nation said, Dileep Kharvi, President of BJP Yuvamorcha, Gangolli.

He was speaking after inaugurating the birth anniversary celebration of Major Sandeep organised by Doddahithlu Geleyara Balaga at Doddahithlu compound in Gangolli.

A cleanliness drive was organised on this occasion. Gangolli Veera Savarkar Desha Premigala Balaga, Kranthi Veera Abhimana Balaga, members of Shri Guru Murthy sports club and locals were present.
  • Published in Udupi

P. Lankesh’s 80th birth anniversary is today

P. Lankesh, who is counted as among the most radical and socially committed intellectuals in Karnataka, left an indelible impression not only on the Kannada literary spectrum, but also in journalism and cinema. The multi-faceted personality, who was born in 1935, would have turned 80 on Sunday.

He has to his credit, short story collections, novels, plays, poems, translations of Greek plays, collections of critical works and an autobiography. The multi-faceted personality even directed films, acted in plays, launched a tabloid, Lankesh Patrike, that changed the course of Karnataka’s political history, and also launched Pragati Ranga , a political forum.

Unlike his contemporary U.R. Ananthamurthy, who enjoyed a pan-India following, the late Lankesh was very “local”. The weekly, Lankesh Patrike , deeply influenced many in Karnataka. Evening meetings with Lankesh was almost a routine for many young writers and intellectuals, who still talk about his influence on them.

People loved and loathed Lankesh for his pen that spared no one. He lived and wrote “dangerously”, picking on politicians, never sparing celebrities, attacking conceited litterateurs, corrupt politicians, building a brand name for himself. He remained the symbol of irreverent critique throughout and took up the cause of the oppressed and minorities. Most importantly, he dared to fight against communalism. He had nurtured young talents and many established names in writing, including Sara Aboobakar, Vaidehi, Bhanu Mustaq and B.T. Lalitha Naik.

As a charismatic film personality, he played Narayanappa in Samskara , directed by Pattabhirama Reddy. Lankesh directed Pallavi , which won a National Award in 1976. He also directed Anuroopa (1978), Khandavideko Mamsavideko (1979) and Ellindalo Bandavaru (1980). He also wrote Deveeri , which was later adapted for the screen by his daughter Kavitha Lankesh.
  • Published in Karnataka

Swamy Vivekananda birth anniversary celebrated in Mulky

Mulky: The 152nd birth anniversary of Swamy Vivekananda was celebrated at Ramakrishna Punja Industrial Training institution a sister institution of Nitte education institution. `Yuva Saptaha’ programme was organised on Monday January 19.

Principal of the institution, YN Salian presided over the programme. The programme was inaugurated by garlanding the photo of Swamy Vivekananda. President of Mulky town municipal committee and businessman Sunil Alva Mulky was present as the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion Sunil said, the preachings of Swamy Vivekananda are guiding lights to the younger generation. His concern towards younger generation, his achievements are commendable.

Sanjeev Devadiga, Suresh S., students Kumari Kripa, Mannayi Raj, Poonam Balakrishna, Shyamanth, Ganesh spoke about the life of Swamy Vivekananda.

Vishwanath Rao compeered the programme.


  • Published in Surathkal

152nd birth anniversary of Swamy Vivekanada held in Gangolli

Gangolli: “The birth day of Swamy Vivekananda, the great seer of India who woke up the spirit in youth is celebrated as national youth day. Everyone must learn about the achievements of swamy Vivekananda and follow his principles”, said BS Prashant of Divine park in Saligram.

He was speaking as a president of the programme organised by Krantiveera Abhimani Balaga Gangolli on the occasion of the birth anniversary of swamy Vivekananda. Vivekananda had immense trust on youth power. Reading his preachings will make one awake his inner spirit. It runs new energy in our nerves. Many leaders of India and abroad are inspired by his preachings he added.

Sunil Kharvi welcomed the gathering. Gururaj Kharvi and Yashwanth Kharvi compeered the programme. Navin Kharvi read the vote of thanks. A procession of Vivekananda chariot was held before the stage show from Shri Veereshwar temple.    


  • Published in Udupi
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