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Basava Jayanti celebrated in Bellary, Hassan districts

BELLARY: The birth anniversary of 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara was celebrated at an official function here on Sunday. The function was organised by the district administration in association with other organisations, including the Rashtriya Basava Dal.

Minister for Tourism G. Janardhan Reddy, who is the district in-charge Minister, garlanded the bronze statue of Basaveshwara at the H.R.G. Circle in the city.

Health Minister B. Sriramulu, MP J. Shanta, MLA and Chairman Karnataka Milk Federation G. Somashekar Reddy, legislators T.H. Suresh Babu, B. Nagendra and Mrutyunjaya Jinaga, Mayor Noorjahan and other officials were present.

Discourse

A discourse was held on Basaveshwara’s teachings and vachanas were rendered at the premises of the district unit of the Rashtriya Basava Dal.

Floral tributes

Staff Correspondent in Hassan reports:

Floral tributes were paid to a portrait of 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara at a function to celebrate Basava Jayanti in Hassan on Sunday. Sangameswara swami, Somasekhara Shivacharya swami and Shambunatha swami were present. Deputy Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh; Assistant Director, Kannada and Culture, K. Damodar; and chief executive officer of the zilla panchayat M.R. Balakrishna were present.

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