Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)
Udupi, Mar 1: Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board chairman, Sachidananda Murthy, said that it is necessary that Brahminism survives if Hindutwa has to survive. He lamented the fact that as a strategy of anti-Brahmin conspiracy, Brahmin girls are mostly being targeted when executing Love Jihad plans.
He was addressing the gathering at the inaugural of Brahmi auditorium built by Udupi District Yuva Brahmin Parishad at Doddakanagudde here on Sunday February 28.
Murthy said that out of about 10,800 Love Jihad cases, more than 4,000 girls were from Brahmin families. "Most of these cases have happened in Sirsi and some other parts of Uttara Kannada district. There are 44 sub castes among the Brahmins. All of them have to shelve their superiority and inferiority complexes and get united. We believe in the principle of wishing the good of everyone. If we get denigrated repeatedly, we may have to hit back. We cannot tolerate if our community getting ridiculed and derogated through literature, cinema and social media continues, in which case, we will not be mute spectators," he warned.
Murthy said that the state government has promised to allocate grant of Rs 347 crore to the board, and promised to utilise the grant for constructing Brahmin community halls in all the districts, building for post-funeral rites, and housing scheme.
In his benedictory address, would be Paryaya Swamiji, Sri Vidyasagara Theertha of Krishnapur Math, said that religious procedures and austerities should be performed for the Brahminism to survive. He said that one's confidence and inner power gets enriched when people work selflessly. He said that when people move on this direction, everything will become smooth.
Palimaru Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji, and Kaniyoor Sri Vidyavallabha Theertha Swamiji, also addressed the participants. MLA K Raghupathi Bhat presided. Karnataka bank chief executive officer and managing director M S Mahabaleshwara, entrepreneur Vidya Prasad, K R Dinesh and Harikrishna from Bengaluru, Shrikanth Bhat Kemthoor, a hotelier from Hubballi, Sripathi Bhat from Moodbidri, Dr V Ashok Kumar of Nisarga Ayurvedic Medicine Bengaluru, Perampalli Mahalingeshgwara Mahaganapathi temple managing trustee P N Prasanna Kumar Rao, and others were present.