Mysuru, January 29:- The 119th birth anniversary of Field Marshal K M Cariappa was observed at Field Marshal Cariappa Circle (Metropole Circle) here in the city on Sunday.
MLA M K Somashekhar garlanded the statue of FM Cariappa and paid tributes.
“Cariappa was not a mere Kannadiga or Kodava. He was a great patriot. He was the commander of all the three wings of the Indian Armed Forces. It is the contribution of our soldiers that has saved our nation. I will bring it to the notice of the secretary of state government to install the statue of Cariappa,” he said.
MLA Vasu, Major Gen (retired), C K Karumbaya, formers Mayor M J Ravi Kumar, H N Sreekantaiah, President of Kodava Samaja Nanaiah, Kodava Samaja member Dr A A Kuttappa, Purushotham and others were present. (MR/KS).