From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, May 7: Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Vice Chancellor Dr Nagendra and Bidar Basava Seva Foundation’s Dr Gangambika were conferred the Basavasri and Vachana Sahitya Sri Awards respectively by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at a Basava Jayanti function in Bengaluru on Saturday.
The Basava Jayanti was organised by Basava Vedike in Bengaluru.
Speaking at the function, Bommai said the State Government was working on the principles laid down by Basavanna, who said work is worship and wanted equal opportunities and equal treatment to all. The Chief Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan, Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikaas, was nothing but elaboration of Basavanna’s preachings and serving the poor.
``Basavanna was a great humanist and his vachanas have lessons for all,’’ the Chief Minister said and mentioned that Basavanna believed in and worked for social transformation.
Bommai said all followers of Basavanna must think deeply on the preachings and ideology of Basavanna. ``We have to purify ourselves and our hearts to live in the path of righteousness,’’ he said.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, Housing Minister V Somanna, Suttur Mutt’s Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamy, Basava Vedike President Dr C Somashekar and columnist K Shadashari were among the dignitaries who were present at the function.
Animal Husbandry Dept’s Exhibition:
The Chief Minister later participated in the Animal Husbandry Department’s exhibition function in Vidhana Soudha and also launched the 275 mobile dispensaries. Union Animal Husbandry Minister Parashuram Roopala, State Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chavan, Revenue Minister R Ashok, Cooperation Minister SR Somashekar, PC Mohan, MP, and Animal Husbandry Department Secretary Salma Fahim were among the dignitaries who attended the function.