“Vokkaligas have contributed immensely towards equality and betterment of the society,” said Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council, Marithibbegowda.
He was speaking at the anniversary of BGS Vokkaliga Hiriya Nagarikara Sangha at Negilayogi Marula Seva Bhavana in the city on Saturday. He said, ““We could see there are many icons from Vokkaliga community who dedicated their lives for the betterment of society with their different professions in public domain. Balagangangdharanatha Swamy of Adicunchanagiri Mutt is an iconic person who laboured himself for the remarkable development in the field of education, health and rural sector. He also invested his immense effort to help the poor in medical treatment and education.”
“Rashtrakavi Kuvempu’s achievement is no less than any other icon. He worked for the equality and the transformation of society trough his literary works. His thoughts have given a blue sketch for the equality in the society,” he added.
Speaking about the problems faced by senior citizens in the society, he said, “In current generation the senior citizens are ill treated. The younger generation is forgetting the contribution and work done by our senior citizens. They are forced to move out by the younger generation, which is the sad state.”.
On the occasion, senior and achievers from various fields were felicitated. Noted writer Malali Vasantha Kumar and others were present.