BENGALURU: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said that Buddha, Basavanna, Valmiki and Dr B R Ambedkar are sources of inspiration, and added that the state government is taking decisions based on the lives and thinking of these personalities.
Speaking after inaugurating the Buddha, Ambedkar Mantap and laying the foundation stone for Dr B R Ambedkar Museum at Nagasena University here on Friday, he said all these personalities are immortal since they sacrificed their lives. “Those who don’t quit ideals will become immortal and persons who leave ideals will remain for a limited period”, he noted.
The CM promised to release the required funds for the Nagasena varsity. “The government, under SC/TSP scheme, has decided to build 100 Ambedkar Hostels of which one hostel will be built in the premises of this varsity, provided it will be made available to rural students. The process of developing Dr Ambedkar Museum in 10 places started with a view to portraying his life and achievements. Under the same scheme, the grants will be released to Nagasena University,” an official statement said.
Bommai said Basavanna has been a symbol of awareness and started a new revolution to bring equality to society. “He became ‘Vishwamanava’ through his message that ‘kindness is the base of any religion’. Ambedkar propagated knowledge, awareness and equality and wrote the Constitution, keeping in view the future of India. If there had been no Constitution, there would have been no peace and cordiality in society. Progress is possible if there is peace and cordiality. Thanks to the strong Constitution, none can shake them,” Bommai said.
“Maharshi Valmiki has been the symbol of transformation. He changed his previous lifestyle to become a Maharshi. Through Valmiki Ramayana, he has clearly explained the concept of Nyaya, Neethi and Dharma. If Maharshi Valmiki was not there, the Ramayana would not be so beautiful and ideal. All these four personalities, Buddha, Basavanna, Valmiki and Ambedkar will remain in the minds of people till humans exist on this planet,” he added.
Union Minister Ramdas Athavale, Nagasena University Chairman Dr M Venkataswamy and others were present. (ANI)