Kundapur, September 27: Minister Siddaramaiah said in his speech, that the Mogaveera community works hard, to make their living by adopting fishing occupation, but today others are freaking into their traditional occupation, the Mogaveeras need not stick-on to this occupation, but in turn ought to educate the children properly and guided in proper channel to rise in all areas, the caste-ism can be uprooted only when the children are educated well and when the society becomes financially upgraded. The congress government is in favour of the exploited and poor works for towards those deprived of social justice.
He had participated in the inaugural ceremony of the newly built “Gurupeetha” in KulamahaStree Temple at Bennekudru which was organised under the organisation of G. Shankar Family Trust Ambalapadi, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada Mogaveera Mahajana Sangha (R). Uchil, Mogaveera Samyuktha sabha -Bennekudru Barkuru, Bagwadi hobli Mogaveera Mahajana sevasangha Kundapur -Mumbai, Mogaveera Yuvasanghatane (R). Udupi district.
Post the inaugural ceremony of the Gurupeetha, he moved to Brahmavara Gandhi Maidan and participated in the Health –care card distribution ceremony organised under the collaboration of G. Shankar Family Trust, Mogaveera yuvasanghatane and the Manipal University.
Addressing the programme at Gandhi Maidan, he said, “Those who are deprived of social justice and opportunities should come to the mainstream; this should be the purpose of organizations.”
CM Speaking on secularism said, “We should come out from the framework of caste and religion to create a secular society. It is not enough if we only talk about caste, but should also come out of it. The organizations should provide awareness programmes to the suppressed class and make them economically and educationally strong. Without any education and economic support it is difficult to get into the mainstream of society.”
“When these suppressed classes increased their standard of living, education and financial support, we can built a secular society,” he added.
“Family occupations should get dislodged. Fishermen need not remain fishermen, instead can choose his desired work. No fields are reserved for anyone; change is required and a change is needed to bring the suppressed class to the mainstream. Hence, the children should be given proper education,” he opined.
During this occasion, CM recalled Dr Ambedkar’s motto ‘Educate, Organize and Struggle.
He said, “Establishing Gurupeeta should be an intention of providing awareness to the community, since it is necessary.
He added that an equal distribution of wealth should take place; a man who has plenty has to donate to the needy people.
MLA Pramod Madwaraj and G Shanker who were present on the occasion, submitted their demands to the CM.
CM, in answer to the demands said, “Rs 10 crores is reserved for the development of the backward class. Death compensation to fishermen will be increased more than Rs 1 lac.”
During this program, Chancellor of Manipal University Dr Ramdas Pai, vice-chancellor H.S. Ballal, Minister of fisheries-Abhaychandra Jain, Chief ministers Secretary Srinivas, MLA Moiddin Bawa, Gopal Poojary, Halady Srinivas Shetty, former MP K. Jayaprakash Hegde, former MLA K.Raghupathy Bhat, Lalaji R. Mendon, MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary, Ivan D’Souza, Udupi DC S.S. Pattanna Shetty, Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes, U. R. Sabhapathy, ZP president Savita Shivanand Kotian, vice-president Prakash Mendon, Yashpal Suvarna and others were present.