Special lecture held at Manasagangothri
Marking the 110th birth anniversary of former Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram, the District Administration, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), Zilla Panchayat, Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and the Department of Social Welfare had organised a function at the Circle in front of City Railway Station here this morning.
Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, taking a break from the by-poll campaigning, arrived at the Circle and garlanded the statue of Babu Jagjivan Ram.
Speaking to the media, he hailed the services of Jagjivan Ram for the welfare of dalits and added that the great leader had carved a niche for himself in the political sector.
Meanwhile, residents of Gandhinagar, who arrived in a procession to the Circle, too garlanded the statue of Babu Jagjivan Ram.
Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep, ZP President Nayeema Sultana, BJP leader C.H. Vijayashankar, MLA M.K. Somashekar and others were present.
Special lecture held: Marking the occasion, Babu Jagjivan Ram Study Centre in Manasagangothri had organised a special lecture at its premises on the services rendered by the leader. The special lecture was delivered by Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Hindi Assistant Professor Dr. D. Prabhusena.
The dignitaries offered floral tributes to the portrait of Jagjivan Ram.
Speaking as the chief guest, Dr. R. Sharanamma, Director, Babu Jagjivan Ram Study Centre of KSOU, recalled the memorable services rendered by the great leader to uplift the downtrodden. She said that Jagjivan Ram was a versatile Parliamentarian having served in several portfolios.
Centre Director K. Sadashiva presided.