'Valmiki community neglected by Govt'


''The Krishna government has done injustice to the Valmiki community,`` alleged journalist Dr Tejasvi Kattimani today.

Delivering a lecture during the fifth Valmiki Jayanthi at Durugammadevi temple premises here, he said that except Krishna`s government, all the previous governments had given representation to Valmiki community in their ministries.

''There are five persons belonging to Valmiki community. One cabinet post and one State minister`s post should be given to them,`` he urged.

REGRETTED: Mr Kattimani alleged that M P Prakash who had been 'suppressing` leaders belonging to Valmiki community in the Janata Dal of Bellary district, had not allowed them to come up.

Urging the community to organise themselves, he said that internal difference of opinion should be put to an end.

WELCOMED: Welcoming various reservations given by the central government for Scheduled Tribes, Mr Kattimani said that the State government should also discuss on reservations in administration.

Inaugurating the function, Rajanahalli`s Valmiki Mahasansthana Guru Peeth`s Punyanand Puri Swamiji said that youths play a vital role in making a better society. ''Everyone should get educated in this regard,`` he added.

Former legislator N T Bommai presided over the function. Earlier, Valmiki`s portrait was taken out in a procession.

EMPHASISED: Teachers play a vital role in the education of children at primary schools, said Block Education Officer and Taluk Co-Ordination Officer of DDPI, Mr G Kotresh.

Inaugurating the seven-day 'Chetana` training camp for primary school teachers at Regional Resource Centre here today, he said the camp will throw light on bringing into practice the lessons taught in the schools. ''The teachers should follow the principles taught in the camp while teaching lessons,`` he added.

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