Mysuru, February 22:- “Chhatrapati Shivaji aimed at building a strong nation by uniting all the Hindus,” said Asha Mahadeva Rao of Spoorthi Svavalambi Trust.
She was speaking at Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti celebrations held at Periyapattana taluk office auditorium on Wednesday.
“Shivaji opposed all the attacks on Hindus by the oppressive forces. He was unbeatable by his enemies. He respected women a lot,” she said.
Several people’s representatives who were invited for Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti celebrations were conspicuously absent.
Tahsildar J Mahesh, Prakash, taluk panchayat member Mallikarjun, APMC president R T Revanna, Puttaiah and others were present. -(NGB, KS)