Respect healthy practices of our tradition: Minister

Naming a circle or road after Kanaka demanded

Inaugurating ‘Kanakadasara Jayanthi’ celebration at Town Hall in Mangalore on Monday, Krishna J Palemar said that every caste has its own traditions and practices but people should decide to respect only those traditions and practices which can be considered healthy.

Speaking about the way State Government has shown its respect to this great reformer, Palemar said that Government has been providing Rs 50,000 per district to celebrate Kanaka Jayanthi because the Government realises the need to keep Kanakadasa alive in the hearts of the people.

“The BJP government has released about Rs Ten crore for Kaginele Kanakapeeth to promote the principles laid down by Kanakadasa”, Palemar added.

Kateel Sri Durga Parameshwari First Grade College Lecturer Balakrishna Shetty spoke about the life and principles of Kanakadasa.

 “Kanakadasa sacrificed his life for the sake of the society. Some fundamentalists hurt him and criticised his principles but Kanakadasa’s values are still relevant,” he said.

Karavali Kurubara Sangha submitted a memorandum to District in-charge Minister Krishna J Palemar during the occasion demanding naming a circle or a road after Kanakadasa in the city. The cultural procession organised before the stage programme attracted lot of spectators.

Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner Dr Harish Kumar, MLA U T Khader, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dayanand, Karavali Kurubara Sangha President K E Prakash and other dignitaries were present at the occasion.

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