Mangalore: Will Take Steps to Name Airport After Yellappa - DVS
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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)
Mangalore, May 7: A grand procession was organized in the city on Sunday May 6 to mark the birth centenary of Tuluva freedom fighter Barrister Attavar Yellappa.
The procession started out from Jyothi circle and culminated at Loyola hall, St Aloysius College. Chende dance, puppets, nasik bands and tableaux added colour to the procession.
Later, the valedictory of th three-day Attavar Yellappa birth centenary celebration was organized at the Loyola hall. The programme was inaugurated by chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda by traditionally lighting a lamp and by lending a hearty tribute to Yellappa’s portrait. Justice Santosh Hegde, former Lokayukta, presided over the function.
DVS urged the gathering to maintain the freedom that freedom fighters like Yellappa won for us by giving up their lives in the struggle. He also promised to discuss and work on the demand of the committee to name the Mangalore international Airport as Yellappa International Airport. He asked everyone to be united and fight against the present social evils like terrorism, hunger for power, Naxalism etc and eradicate these completely. "These kind of programmes also create awareness among us to about our freedom fighters," he said.
Suratho Bose, P V Saini, Jaghmohan Singh and Adil Shah were felicitated on the occasion by DVS and Santosh Hegde. Chakravarthi Sulibele’s 'Jago Bharath' was performed after the stage programme.
Dr B M Hegde spoke briefly on Yellappa. Dr M Veerappa Moily, Central Corporate affairs minister, released a book published on the freedom fighter.
Subratho Bose, Subash Chandra Bose’s brothers son, Adil Shah Nawaz Khan, Capt Shah Nawaz Khan’s grandson, Poornima Dillona, Karnal G S Dillon’s daughter-in-law, V P Shiny, chairman, Nethaji Research Centre, Punjab, Jaghmohan Singh, Bhagath Singh’s brother’s son, Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, Yogish Bhat, dy speaker, B Ramanath Rai, MLA, S Ramesh, president, Mangalore Development Authority, Krishna Mendon, dy mayor, P P Hegde, vice-president, state Bar Council, Janardhan Arkula, enterprenuer, Suresh Bhandary, enterprenuer, Kadambody Mahabala Poojary, Monappa Bhandary, BJP DK district, Srikhar Prabhu, president, BJP Mangalore South Constituency, Dr Annayya Kulal, Padmanabh kottari and K Gopal, president, Udupi Somakshatriya Samaj were present on the dais.