Movements take shape from struggle: Puttannaiah

Movements take shape from struggle: Puttannaiah

He was speaking after dedicating social activist B K Sundaresh memorial book brought out by Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and district unit of Kannada Sahitya Parishat at Maneyangala here on Saturday.

Eulogising Sundaresh who had dedicated his life for the welfare of the society, leading umpteen number of agitations, Puttannaiah said it’s again due to such activities the society has witnessed progress.

The untimely demise of Sundaresh is not only a loss to the family, but to the society again, he added.

He lamented the growing belief in superstition among literates, thus weakening the struggle against the same. The situation is such that most of the leaders hesitate to tell the truth. People fail to emulate the principles, but are eager to frame the leaders in memorial.
Digressing, Puttannaiah said seven lakh farmers have committed suicide across the nation till now, thanks to the society and successive governments.

Though India attained independence six decades ago, the country is still dithering to implement National Policy for Agriculture. Health cards are still eluding the needy, and the farmers are a neglected lot amid the hue and cry raised by Lokayukta and Lokpal Bill.
IPTA president Prof N Shantha Naik spoke on the book.

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