From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Dec 2: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday asserted that there will be no compromise in the State Government’s work for ushering in social justice.
Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of Akhila Karnataka Ganiga Sangha and the convention of the Ganiga community in Bengaluru, he said the Congress government is committed to working for the people deprived of opportunities for centuries and denied the benefits of education.
“We are always with the deprived and neglected sections of society,’’ he said urging the community to strive for their economic emancipation.
He said the Ganiga community was engaged in production of edible oils but was now finding itself in dire straits due to rapid industrialisation, which has done away with traditional methods of oil extraction. The community is facing the problems of unemployment and beset with the ills of illiteracy with hardly a small section owning lands or engaged in cultivation, he said.
The Chief Minister said the community has requested him to urge the Centre to include the Ganiga community under the Vishwakarma scheme and assured that the government will strive to improve their lot.
He said the community leader V R Sudarshan, who is in the Congress party, had been working with him in the social and political fields.
The community leaders including V R Sudarshan, M R Rajashekar, Sharada Mohan Setty, Dr Vasanti and others were present.