Extremist forces trying to make India a Hindu nation, says writer

Poet Chandrashekhar Patil (Cham Pa) said some extremist forces are trying to make India, which has stood firm on the foundation of secularism, harmony and diversity, a Hindu country.

He was speaking at a programme organised to release ‘Boodiyaleddavaru’, a CD comprising songs penned by poet Dr Ka Vem Srinivasamurthy. Singer G N Ashwath has composed music
for the songs.

Unnecessary controversy
Patil said, “Some people are making all kinds of efforts to create unnecessary controversy and confusion in the country known for religious harmony from many centuries.They do not want peace and harmony in the country. People should join hands and fight against such powers.”

He said the country is in a tragic and chaotic condition, if one looks at recent affairs. Efforts are on to create differences among people in the name of caste and religion. Some people are out to create a situation in which people cannot live in peace.

Each and every one should raise voice against such developments, he said.  A pro-people movement can be carried out through music, vocal recital, theatre and other popular media. Movements can be strengthened which motivate people to take part in them, he added.  Poet Dr Ka Vem Srinivasamurthy said no one came forward to compose music for songs on Dalits and untouchability. But G N Ashwath has completed this task, he appreciated.

G N Ashwath of Ananya Kalaranga Vedike, his team members Malur Anand, Nirmala Shastri, Amaravathi and Munikrishna presented the songs. Academician Prof Kodirangappa, Kannada and culture department Venkatachalapathi, Dalit Sangharsh Samithi leader S D Venkatesh, Mass Education officer Nazeer were present on the occasion.

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