Ryots to launch movement against globalisation

Ryots to launch movement against globalisation

Prof M D Nanjundaswamy paid rich tributes at Raithothsava

Amruthaboomi at the foot of Biligiri hills was the centre of attraction on Wednesday, with hundreds of farmers, sporting their traditional green shawls gathered on the premises as part of Raithotsava.

Unmindful of scorching sun they were busy debating among themselves about self respect that was lost due to the alleged globalisation. Shouting slogans against the multinational companies which are geared to sound death knell to the farmers they patiently waited for the leaders fiery speech.

Medha Patkar who was the whistleblower of the Narmada Bachao Aandolan and litterateur Devanur Mahadeva was given a warm welcome by the farmers who raised their flags in respect.

The farmer leaders had come from far off places like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab to participate in the event. There was a smile of content on the faces of Lucy from London and Margaret from Switzerland who arrived at the place situated at the edge of the forest.

The 77th jayanthi of Prof M D Nanjundaswamy and the inauguration of grama swarajya kendra was held in the most meaningful way organised by Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene at Amruthabhoomi at Jyothigowdanapura in Chamarajanagar taluk.

The programme proved as a platform in the name of ‘Raithotsava’ to begin a movement against globalisation. 

Devanur Mahadeva, speaking on the occasion called upon the people to support the women’s organisations and youth who are set to bring about a change in the society.

Raithotsava programme turned out to be a venue to discuss and find a solution to the impact of globalisation, privatisation and liberalisation on the farmers. Discussion was also held on the danger faced by the desi varieties of plants due to introduction of hybrid varieties.

The farmers also recited a song on the ill-effects of hybrid varieites and the conspiracy of the multinational companies. “Aaha...handigu badanekayigu maduvayanthe...”  received a huge applause from the farmers.

Adivasi chaluvali movement leader of Kerala C K Janu, Medha Patkar, Devanur Mahadev, former MLA Vatal Nagaraj, Chukki Nanjundaswamy and others were present.

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