Project to rehabilitate Devadasis planned

DH News Service
BADAMI, April 16

Plans of a project worth Rs 10 crore has been submitted to the government to provide rehabilitation and employment to 18,000 Devadasi women in Bagalkot district, said district in-charge minister B B Chimmanakatti. He was speaking after inaugurating the 110th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar organised by taluk administration and Dalit organisations here on Saturday. He said that besides fighting for the uplift of the weaker sections, Dr Ambedkar was also one of the chief forces behind the Constitution. The minister called upon the Scheduled Castes to utilise the facilities provided by the government and get their children educated.

G B Shilvanth and Parashuram Maharaj delivered lecture. ZP member Fakirgowda Yakkappanavar was the guest. TP vice-president Basavannevva Gowdappagowdar presided. Muttanna Bennur, Lakshman Maraditoth, Anand Harijan, Hunagudi, Dr G M Suresh, Ms Horakeri, R S Bagawan and tahsildar S B Nandagadi were present on this occasion. WORLD HERITAGE DAY: Archaeological Survey of India will celebrate the ‘World Heritage Day’ at Badami on April 18, said superintending archaeologist K Veerabhadra Rao

In a press release here, he said that a special photographic exhibition and exhibitions of sculptures prepared by the students of the Department of Sculpture, Post-Graduate Centre, Banashankari, will be held in the museum. The function will be inaugurated by MLA Mr S G Nanjayyanamath, Dr K M Suresh will be the chief guest and Dr S I Pattar will preside over the function.

Mr Veerabhadra Rao has appealed to the tourists, public and the students community to utilise this opportunity and actively participate in the exhibition.

Source:DECCAHERALD Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Referred by: Mukundan CM
Published on: April 16, 2001
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