Former Lok Sabha Speaker Dr Meira Kumar released five books written on the crusader of Dalits, Dr Babu Jagjivanram, describing his life, achievements and struggles during his career.
At a book release programme organised by the Dr Babu Jagjivanram Studies, Research and Extension Centre, University of Mysore at Crawford Hall, here on Monday, Nenapu Sanjeevini’ – Kannada translation of Dekhi Suni Beeti Batein’ originally written in three volumes in Hindi and `Inka Sangarsh me Jeevan’ by Indrani Jagjivanram – wife of Jagjivanram – were released.
The former Lok Sabha speaker, who is the daughter of Dr Babu Jagjivanram, also released other two books ‘Dr Jagjivanram Horata Baduku’ by Prof Tippeswamy and Dheemantha Rashtranayaka Dr Babu Jagjivanram’ by G S Bhat.
All the released books were sold on a 50 percent discount.
Speaking on the occasion, Revenue and District In-charge Minister V Srinivasa Prasad recalled the contributions of Dr Babu Jagjivanram and called for the establishment of Dr B R Ambedkar and Dr Babu Jagjivanram Research and Extension Centres in all the universities in the state.
Pointing at the changes that Dr Jagjivanram brought about, the minister said that when a developed country like the United States can shed racism and choose Barack Obama as its president, why can’t we choose a Dalit as the prime minister of India? Dr Meira Kumar also spoke on the occasion.