Mangaluru: Daiva Narthakas yet to get monthly, old age pension as per govt promise

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Sep 3:  The Daiva Narthakas have been sidelined in their old age as the erstwhile BJP government in the state had announced a monthly pension to them but it has remained a mere announcement.

The Daiva Nartakas came into limelight with the success of Kannada movie Kantara. The Daiva Narthakas have been recognised as neither artistes nor someone who were earning a livelihood and so were in dire need of old age pension.

The BJP government assured the Daiva Narthakas of payment of old age pension for those who were above 60 years. The Kannada and Culture Department had invited applications in this regard. If everything had worked well they would have received a pension in one year. But, the Daiva Narthakas are neither getting their monthly pension nor the assured old age pension as the government was clear that they are not eligible to obtain both the benefits.

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A few of them were obtaining old age pensions. But, both the benefits cannot be obtained simultaneously. So, the old age pension was discontinued for those who had applied for a monthly pension. The Daiva Narthakas haven't received any allowance nor pension since the announcement was made and after applications were submitted to the government by the eligible beneficiaries. They have been deprived of their old age pension too.

In the undivided coastal district, there are about 1,500 Daiva Nartakas who are aged more than 60 years. Daiva Narthakas and the people joining them in Daivaradne are still living in poverty.




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  • Bala, Kudla

    Mon, Sep 04 2023

    They are not as fruitful as the preists of other religions for political parties. May Sid give them another garantee.

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  • Rajender, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 04 2023

    Shobha karandlaje who fights for lot of irrelevant issues is missing -- BJP can use some of the secretive money received by way of electoral bonds -- the party receives highest -- same is wasted on election rallies etc ---- -can contribute for a noble cause---

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  • Rajeev Shetty., Udupi.

    Mon, Sep 04 2023

    Which ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS BJP/MODI has given are fulfilled? 15 lakhs during election MENIFESTOS, bringing back black money, nil corruptions. All these Jumbla promises JUMBLA BJP and JUMBLA Modi has not fulfilled. Why you are not complaining ALL THESE JUMBLAGIRIS TO MODI? Agree old-age pensions are very much required just like USA who are collecting taxes. Wheres our government is widening the gape between rich and poor at the cost of our tax money.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Sep 04 2023

    it was a fake and hollow promise by BJP ... Daiva Narthakas should appeal to devotees not to vote for BJP in 2024 as a protest against this false promise ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Sep 03 2023

    Daiva Narthakas AKA Pambadas should have reservations in Legislative Assemblies and Parliament start with we can start with Mangalore and Udupi constituencies....Tak...Takk...

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 03 2023

    Promise was given by Bharatiya Jumla Party. No need to make protest. Vote for BJP in 2024 .tooo.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 03 2023

    Bjp does lot of announcements but never fulfills.......

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