Mysuru, January 22:- “Ambigara Chowdaiah advocated everyone getting proper education and coming up in life. Parents in every community should give importance to educating their children. Education should not be neglected at any cost,” said thinker Kumaraswamy.
He was speaking at Ambigara Chowdaiah Jayanti held at Kalamandir here by the district administration, Kannada and Culture Department and Ambigara Chowdaiah Jayanthyothsava Samithi on Tuesday.
“The speciality of Ambigara Chowdaiah is that he was telling the truth as he saw it. He was not looking back to explaining the injustice in society. His vachanas straight away criticise the wrongdoings in the society. He tried hard to eradicate inequality in society with his vachanas. He criticised the system of caste and varna. He also created awareness against superstitions,” he added.
Assistant director of Kannada and Culture Department H Chennappa opined that the vachanas of Ambigara Chowdaiah appear as a medicine to the society.
Sub-divisional officer Venkataraju inaugurated the event. Corporator Satish, Rangaswamy, tahsildar of Muzrai Department Yathiraj, Srinivas and others were present. (MR/KS)