Pragativahini News, Davangere, Feb.14: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said Rs 10 crore will be released to Sri Saint Sevalal Mahamutt Foundation.
Speaking at a function organized in connection with the 284th Jayanti celebrations of Sri Saint Sevalal here on Tuesday, he said the Suragondanakoppa must be known to the entire country and it must be developed completely. Wherever the Hakkupatras are distributed, houses will be constructed in villages under SCSP/TSP funds on the lines of Lidkar. The government will extend all help to help the community children to get an education. Special residential schools will be constructed where the concentration of the community people is more. Special funds will be released from the Tanda Development Corporation for a heritage village in Bahadur bande in Koppal and a skill development training program in Bidar district.
Unique Banjara Community
The CM said Sri Saint Sevalal was born in Nyamati, awakened society, and showed the way for the people to live with his ideology. His mantras were to say the truth, don’t harm animals, and live through work, and through this, he uplifted the community. His ideology and principles are relevant in the present day. This community has made its made from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Out of the 200 SC students selected to study in Karnatak College, Dharwad, 98 students belonged to the Banjara community. In the selection for the post of judges, six of the 14 judges belonged to the Banjara community. Since this community has made its presence in all the fields, it must be given an equal opportunity. The demand of a few decades, a hike in the reservation for the SC/ST community has been fulfilled by the incumbent government. While the reservation for the SC community has been increased from 15 to 17 percent, the quota for the ST community from 3 percent to 7 percent. This will provide them the great opportunity in the fields of education and employment.
He said the government has given Rs 960 crore to Tanda Development Corporation for the development of tandas and converting them into revenue villages. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gave away the Hakku Patras to 52,000 people recently. Another 52,000 people in Gollarahatti, Kurubarahatti, and Lambani tandas near Nyamati in Honnali taluk in Davangere district, will be distributed the Hakku Patras next month.
Minister Prabhu Chavan, former CM, B.S.Yediyurappa, MLA P.Rajiv, MLA and CM’s Political Secretary M.P.Renukacharya, and others were present.