Dharwad : Without giving any room for suspecision on the integrity and valour of our martyrs like Tippu Sultan, the Karnataka Balavikas Academy has decided to write letters to all schools to involve children in the celebration of Tippu Jayanti, keeping aside the ongoing controversy.
Briefing reporters on the activities of academy in Dharwad on Friday its Chairman Vedvyas Koulagi said the controversy has only now cropped up with some section of people objecting for the jayanti, we all have studied Tippu in the history as a martyr and freedom fighter, who opposed British tooth and nail.
The controversy could be for different reasons, but the minds of children should not be disturbed in the melee he said while defending his decision.
Reacting on a query on building a recreation club on Hubballi sports ground area, Koulagi said recently during his visit to Dharwad Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has assured to take the play ground area under the district administration. This assurance came when veteran writer Patil Puttappa questioned CM in this regard, he said.
He also said CM has taken interest in forming a platform for the development of Brahmin community for which already he has set aside Rs. 2 crore, Koulagi said.
With regard to Academy activities he said he would soon initiate action on recovering around Rs. 30 lakhs from various organizations connected with academy and for not holding programmes for children assigned by the academy.
The academy has distributed amount to 56 Balamandir’s spread across the state to organize various activities for children, he said.