“Buddha’s teachings have paved the way for peace, love and kindness towards others. At this time of intolerance there is an urgent need to follow Buddhist principles so as to do away with casteism and religious intolerance,” opined Dalit Sangharsha Samithi state convener Hariharanandaswamy.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Buddha Jayanthi celebrations organised by Mahabodhi Dr B R Ambedkar Vividoddhesha Sahakara Sangha at its premises, recently.
He said that Dr Ambedkar was the voice of Dalits and the downtrodden. “Though he himself was a victim of casteism, but stood against all odds and worked for the welfare of the community. However, exploitation of Dal-it has not seen an end even today. Buddha, Basavanna, Vivekananda and others leaders were also human beings like us but they have carved a niche for themselves because of their charismatic personality. It is the responsibility of each individual to strive and empower the downtrodden in the society,” he added.
Sangha president Rajappa, Rural Police PSI Puttaraju, secretary Srinivas were present.