Valmiki Jayanthi held

His life and reformation is a greatest example and a model for the modern man
Last Updated 22 October 2010, 17:12 IST

Scholar Chandraiah Naidu delivered a special lecture in commemoration of the birth anniversary of the author of epic Ramayana. He said Rama’s archery skills, Krishna’s flute and Basavanna’s vachanas were all embodied with humanitarian principles.

The roots of culture and philosophy were strongly rooted in the Country. The nation has displayed its strong  culture to the world. Rama symbolises the values that these culture share, he said adding that Ramayana has in it never ending affluence and richness.

He lauded the Government’s efforts to make Valmiki Jayanthi as a state programme and said the saint should not be restricted to one day programme. “Valmiki turned as a great poet and humanitarian from being a tribal animal hunter.

 His life and reformation is a greatest example and a model for the modern man,” he said.
Earlier, ZP president Mahadevamma, vice - president Dyave Gowda, Deputy Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh, Police Superintendent Sharath Chandra and others offered floral tributes to the potrait of Valmiki.

Meanwhile, in Arasikere, the political imbroglio made its inroad in the Valmiki celebrations organised by the taluk office.

Following MLA K M Shivalinge Gowda’s outburst against Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, a municipality member N D Prasad walked out of the programme.

As the leaders offered floral tributes to the potrait of Valmiki, Shivalinge Gowda began his speech.

At the tail end of his speech, the MLA accused the CM of having no values or principles in running the Government.

 “We are seeing a worst Government in State’s history. The government is immersed in corruption,” he alleged.

The angry BJP municipality member Prasad registered his protest to the diatribe by the MLA and walked out of the function.  Ultimately, it provided a free entertainment for people who had gathered at the function.

(Published 22 October 2010, 17:12 IST)

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