Adopt a policy of forget and forgive, says Ayyaru, head of Nakku Betta
In a bid to resolve the differences within the Badaga community (the largest indigenous social group in the district) which had spilled over to the streets of this hill station recently, a large number of Badagas from various parts of the Nilgiris congregated at the headquarters of the Young Badagas Association (YBA) here on Thursday.
Addressing the gathering the head of ‘Nakku Betta' forum (apex body of the community) R.Ayyaru said that unity and peace were the hallmark of the community and all should join hands to safeguard them and its traditions.
Describing recent incidents like the closure of the YBA headquarters by a group of Badagas as a minor aberration, he urged all the Badagas to set aside differences and show the right path to posterity.
Asking them to beware of self styled leaders, he said that they should be conscious of the consequences of ego clashes and adopt the policy of ‘forget and forgive.'
Adverting to the problems plaguing the community, Mr. Ayyaru said that all must take the initiative to find lasting solutions.
He announced that a group would be formed with proper representation to resolve issues relating to the YBA, the Federation of Badaga Associations and the Kotagiri segment of the Nakkubetta.
Among those who participated were the head of the Mercunaad segment K. Krishna Gowder, the Kundah segment M.Bella Gowder and the president, YBA, T. Gundan.