Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lok Satta team takes part In Sivagiri festival

A Lok Satta Party team, which took part in a three-day festival dedicated to Narayana Guru at Sivagiri Math in Trivandrum district of Kerala earlier this week, had the opportunity of explaining how the party is trying to further the ideals of the social reformer in Andhra Pradesh.

Narayana Guru (1855–1928) strove for the liberation of depressed sections through education and achieved results during his lifetime.

Taking part in a discussion on education, Mr. Eeda Chennaiah and Mr. P. Hanumantha Rao, President and Treasurer of the Sarva Jana Satta, a Lok Satta affiliate, said that caste can be eradicated and society transformed only when quality education is accessible to all. The Government should enable every eligible student to pursue higher education, acquire skills, and find livelihood opportunities. There should be proportional representation to enable every section to take part in politics.

Among those who attended the festival were Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy, Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda, Union Ministers Veerappa Moily, Vayalar Ravi and K. V. Thomas, and Swami Prakasananda. Lakhs of people drawn from all over Kerala turned up at Sivagiri Math for the festivities.

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