“The growth of Hindu population is declining because of insecurity, inequality among the people of the religion,” said Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge.
He was addressing the gathering during the platinum Jubilee celebrations of JSS Gurukula at Suttur. “When the religion, which is made for the development of the people, fails to think about the welfare of the people, then obviously, people think why they should be a part of the religion,” he added.
Kharge recalled the contributions and ideologies of the 12th century social reformer Basavannna who craved for casteless and classless society through his ‘Anubhava mantapa’. Praising the mutt, he said that the mutts are playing a significant role in the development of the society and the country, decisive elements are endangering the social fabric of the nation. People should decide which is good for the society.
Former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that union ministers who have announced various development works during the centenary celebrations at Suttur should stay true to their words and take up a slew of measures for the welfare of the farmers in the state. He urged the union government to begin the irrigation projects in the state by resolving Mahadayi river water sharing row.
Kumaraswamy recalled the statement made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday, who had said, “Prime Minister Narendra modi led government has embarked on a mission to provide sufficient water to the farmers in the state”. Kharge assured kumaraswamy of taking necessary action in this regard.
Suttur seer Shivarathri Deshikendra Swami, Art of Living guru Ravi Shankar, Home Minister G Parameshwara, Sugar and Cooperation Minister H S Mahadev Prasad, former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and others were present.
A Tribute from CityToday to his Holiness Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji on his centenary birth anniversary for his yeoman service to the society at large and particularly to namma Mysuru