Untouchability continues even now, laments Motamma

Untouchability continues even now, laments Motamma

Ambedkar birth anniversary observed in C’magalur, Kodagu 

The 123rd Ambedkar Jayanthi was celebrated by various organisations across the city on Monday. Deputy Commissioner B S Shekharappa, Superintendent of Police R Chethan, Zilla Panchayat CEO Karunakar garlanded the portrait of B R Ambedkar to mark the anniversary in a programme organised by the district administration.

Speaking at a formal programme, the deputy commissioner described Ambedkar as a ray of hope among those who are culturally, socially and economically backward. He not only framed the constitution but also strove hard to eradicate social evils.

The constitution has helped Dalits, poor, backward classes to avail government benefits and live with dignity. “If we forget Ambedkar, after  enjoying the benefits that the Constitution has bestowed on us, then it will be no less than betrayal,” he said.

Superintendent of Police R Chethan, CEO Karunakar, Additional DC Archana and others were present.

The District Congress Committee too observed the 123rd birth anniversary of Ambedkar at the district Congress office. DCC President D L Vijayakumar termed Ambedkar as a role model to all. He represents the dignity of Dalits and suppressed in the nation.

The BJP too observed Ambedkar Jayanti in its office. District BJP former president M S Bhoje Gowda spoke on the occasion. 

In a programme organised by Mudigere taluk social welfare department, to commemorate the anniversary of Ambedkar, Tahsildar Sharadamba credited Ambedkar for the social development of the nation. 

Ambedkar had fought against evil practices in the society. He propagated equality. He wished to bring people belonging to all communities to the mainstream. He introduced reservation to bridge the gap between poor and rich,” she said.In a separate programme organised in Mudigere Congress office, MLC Motamma said that social reformation can not take place without the eradication of caste system.

“Despite the scientific advancements, the caste system continues to prevail in the country, untouchability continues to haunt the villagers,” she said citing an instance of how she was not invited inside the temple during the temple fair in Kelaguru village. 

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The district administration, zilla panchayat, CMC and social welfare department observed 123rd birth anniversary celebrations of B R Ambedkar here on Monday. 

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tiwari has said that Ambedkar had worked for framing the Constitution and for the success of democracy in the country. 

Additional DC H Prasanna said that Ambedkar had fought against inequality and superstitious beliefs in the society. Superintendent of Police M N Anucheth, ZP CEO P I Srividya among others were present. 

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