Rich tributes were paid to General K.S. Thimayya for his contribution to the country and for his leadership skills during peacekeeping missions, at a symposium here on Saturday.
Maj. Gen. Kuppanda P. Nanjappa (retd.), who was the chief guest at the symposium organised by the Mysore Kodava Samaja to commemorate the leader's birth anniversary, called the late General a ‘Soldiers' General' for establishing a rapport with soldiers. The decision of the Government to establish a museum at Sunny Side, currently acting as the Kodagu Regional Transport Office in Madikeri, was a good augury, Maj. Gen. Nanjappa said.
President of the samaja Kattera A. Cariappa, who welcomed the gathering, said the symposium was organised to remember one of the greatest Generals. Former president of the samaja, A.A. Kuttappa, compered the programme. A panel discussion was held later.
Maj. Gen. C.K. Karumbaya (retd.), Major General Sudhir G. Vombatkere (retd.), ex-servicemen and members of the samaja were present.