The Shimoga District Brahmashree Narayana Guru Arya Idiga Mahila Sangha had organised a programme to felicitate meritorious students here on Monday.

The former Minister Kagodu Thimmappa called upon members of the Idiga community to make proper use of the benefits extended by Devaraj Urs Development Corporation.

It was necessary for Idigas to maintain harmonious relationship with other social groups which were considered backward. The community members were deprived of land ownership and education.

He asked the community members to provide education for their wards.

Sagar MLA Belur Gopalakrishna underscored the need to strengthen the unity among the Idiga community.

He appreciated the contribution of the former Chief Minister S. Bangarappa and the former Minister Kagodu Thimmappa for the welfare of Idiga community.

Chairperson of the State Women's Commission Manjula, the former MLA G.D. Narayanappa, and President of the Arya Idiga Mahila Sangha State unit Nalinakshi Sannappa were present.

‘It is necessary for Idigas to maintain good relations with other groups'