BANGALORE: Karnataka Rajya Samagar Haralayya Sangha (KRSHS) has appealed the State government to sanction Rs 5 crore grant for constructing a community hall in Bengaluru.
A delegation, led by Sangha President Jagadish Betageri met Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol in Bengaluru and said, the Samagar community had been lagging behind educationally, economically, and politically even today. It was unfortunate that the community members were living a pathetic life even after seven decades after independence.
“Though they are untoucables, they are not getting the government benefits properly. Lack of education and unity have made them to live in a very bad condition. Many facilities meant for them are being snatched by others. A majority of them, who are dependent on repairing chappals, are struggling to earn a square meal a day as people are preferring to buy new chappals instead of repairing the old ones,” the delegation said.
In this context, there was an urgent need for their upliftment. Having a community hall in Bengaluru would play a major role in ensuring their development. Poor people of the community who would go to Bengaluru for various works could stay in the community hall. Besides, the community hall would help organise different social and cultural programmes to unite and educate them on various social and other issues, the Sangha said.
Therefore, the Sangha appealed the State government to sanction Rs 5 crore to construct the community hall at a site belonging to the Sangh in Bengaluru.
Vice-Presidents Yallappa Bendigeri, Parashuram Arakeri, secretaries Ratnakar Palekar, S Giriyappa, Sangamesh Balagavi, Ramachandar Savadatti, Bharamareddy, Manjunath Hanjagi, and others were present.