Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (MS)
Kundapur, Aug 11: “Contribution of Congress in the struggle for India’s freedom is immense. Ours is the lineage of Gandhiji, who was in the forefront of freedom fight. However, those who wrote apology letter to the British and the party who adores Godse who killed Gandhiji, have planned massive campaign on the eve of the 75th anniversary of Indian independence. How relevant is their campaign?” questioned senior Congress leader and former minister Vinay Kumar Sorake.
Sorake was addressing the gathering after the foot march which was held from Neralakatte to Tallur as part of 75th anniversary of Independence Day.
Vinay further said, “Every citizen of India should recall the history of India and the names of those who have fought for our freedom. Mahatma Gandhi taught that it is possible to reach people only through foot march. We are following his message of peace, communal harmony and peaceful coexistence. Everyone should feel unity in diversity. We have to let go animosity and fill the crater created in society by vested interests.
“Though there are various castes, religions and languages, we should break the walls between them and face them towards social justice. Congress party has taken a revolutionary step in this regard. However, BJP is trying misguiding people keeping emotional issues in the forefront,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, former MLA of Byndoor K Gopal Poojary said, “Two block leaders of Vandse and Byndoor of Congress have successfully organized this programme. This has strengthened the party further. Let us all put in our efforts bring the Congress back in power in the state under the idea of collective leadership.”
Udupi district block congress president Ashok Kumar Kodavoor, KPCC chief secretary M A Gafoor, Byndoor block Congress president Madan Kumar, former zilla panchayat president Raju Poojary, Jayaram Naik of district SC unit, leaders Sampigedi Sanjeeva Shetty, Vasudeva Yadiyala, Raghuram Shetty, Devananda Shetty, Nagappa Kottari, Ananda Billava, form zp member Jyoti Kavradi, former tp member Sathish Poojary, Sharath Kumar Shetty Balikere, Uday Poojary Chittooru, Uday Kumar Shetty Adikekoodlu, gulvadi gram panchayat president Sudheesh Kumar Shetty, Vandaballi Jayarama Shetty, gulvadi rural Congress president Prashant Poojary Karki, Hattiangadi rural Congress president Gopalkrishna Manja, Vandse block youth Congress president Harsha Shetty, chief secretaries Shravan Shetty Sampigedi, Sadashiva Shetty Shankaranarayana, Umesh Kotari of BCM unit, former member of taluk panchayat Jyothi Puthran, president of women congress Manjula Devadiga, Dastagiri Saheb of minority wing, Arun Kumar of SC cell, Manjunath Kulal of RGPR unit, Mahendra Kulal, president of NSUI and Ganesh Prasad Shetty of social media unit were present.
Vandse block Congress president Pradeep Kumar Shetty Gudibettu welcomed the gathering. District Congress chief secretary Prasanna Kumar Shetty Keradi rendered vote of thanks.
More than expected numbers of workers took part in the huge foot march that passed from Neralakatte-Karkunje to Mavinakatte, Karki, Hattiangadi before culminating at Tallur.
Former Byndoor MLA K Gopal Poojary also participated in the foot march in spite of his leg pain. Workers inspired him by their constant praise for Gopal Poojary. After the foot march got terminated at Tallur, the stage programme was held. The valedictory function of the foot march that was held in the 10 blocks of the district was held at Tallur. Compared to the 10 blocks, the foot march that was held at Vandse had more people in the march.