A host of dignitaries and elected representatives of various parties paid homage to freedom fighter and able administrator Babu Jagjivan Ram on his death anniversary on Wednesday.
Mysuru District administration paid homage to the great leader by paying floral tributes to his statue near Mysuru railway station. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha said, “Jagjivan Ram constantly worked for the welfare of the underprivileged and marginalised sections of the society. His life, idealism and principles are inspiration to the present generation and he stands as an immortal leader in the history of India.”
Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha said, “Jagjivan Ram was a great national leader who fought for the upliftment of the downtrodden. He was a cabinet minister in Nehru’s government and bought many path-breaking reforms. As a youngest minister in Nehru’s government, he is credited with laying the foundation for many labour welfare policies in India. Even today he is considered as a great leader for labour class and backward class.”
MLA G T Devegowda said, “Being a prominent leader, Jagjivan Ram was voice to the voiceless. He is also known for the green revolution and introduced various schemes for the benefit of agriculturists and farmers of the country. His life and works are great inspiration to us.”
MCC Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath, Mayor B L Bhyrappa, MLAs Vasu, M K Somashekhar, ZP President Nayeema Sultana, Former Mayor Purushotham, City Police Commissioner B Dayananda and others were present.