‘Lohiaism is the only ray of hope’

BANGALORE: Former chairperson of Karnataka State Backward Classes Commission Dr C S Dwarakanth has expressed concern over the caste politics being played by pontiffs of religious institutions.

Published: 26th March 2012 03:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:44 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Former chairperson of Karnataka State Backward Classes Commission Dr C S Dwarakanth has expressed concern over the caste politics being played by pontiffs of religious institutions. Speaking at the 102nd birth anniversary celebration of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia organised by Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Samatha Vichara Trust, he said, “The pontiffs who are supposed to correct the society are plunging into direct politics.

This has resulted in deterioration of politics. Under these circumstance, Lohiaism is the only ray of hope. It is possible to bring social reforms only if we inculcate the thinking of Dr B R Ambedkar and Lohia.”

Former University of Mysore Prof V K Nataraj, who spoke on ‘Recent Changes among Backward Classes’, said, “Lohia was a modern thinker”. He highlighted how money, caste, gender and languages control community.

However, it was very difficult for the backward classes to identify them, he observed.

Political activist Nandana Reddy was felicitated at the programme.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp