‘Fight inequality, injustice'

Dy. Chief Minister calls for unity among Dalits

Published - March 12, 2012 10:24 am IST - HYDERABAD:

Damodar Rajanarasimha Reddy, Minister for School Education .Photo: P.V.Sivakumar

Damodar Rajanarasimha Reddy, Minister for School Education .Photo: P.V.Sivakumar

Deputy Chief Minister C. Damodar Rajanarsimha has exhorted Dalits and other oppressed sections to fight against all forms of inequality and injustice.

Unity among Dalits, setting aside caste and sub-caste differences, would go a long way in building up self-confidence among these sections for fighting against the injustices being meted out to them, he said.


Mr. Rajanarsimha was addressing an impressive gathering at a conference organised to commemorate the 635 birth anniversary of Sant Shiromani Guru Ravidas organised here on Sunday.

Recalling the services of Guru Ravidas for alleviating the problems of the weaker sections, he said focus should be on education of Dalits as it would play a key role in creating self-confidence among them to fight social evils.

In this context, he said the Congress leadership, AICC president Sonia Gandhi in particular, nominated him to the Deputy Chief Minister's post as they were convinced that Dalits would abide by their commitment.

Mass congregations

The Deputy Chief Minister said such mass congregations would help in building up self-confidence among Dalits and similar meetings were planned at the district level to take the teachings of Guru Ravidas, a crusader against social evils. Minister G. Prasad Kumar, former Minister M. Mareppa, veteran leader Nandi Yellaiah, MLAs Labbi Venkata Swamy and Arepalli Mohan and others were present at the conference.

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