Tipu Sultan is one of the freedom fighter : Rai

12:48 PM, Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Ramanatha Rai Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada District Administration, Zilla Panchayat, District Minorities Welfare Cell and Kannada and Culture Department jointly celebrated Tipu Jayanti at the Zilla Panchayat office on Tuesday, November 10.

DK District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai inaugurated the Tipu Jayanthi and also unveiled the portrait of Tipu Sultan on the occasion.
Mangaluru South MLA JR Lobo presided over the programme.

Speaking on the occasion District in-charge Minister said that Tipu Sultan is one of the freedom fighters of the region who was successful in ensuring victory for Mysore in the war against the British. People should study Tipu in detail before labeling him a fanatic. Tipu was instrumental in Mysuru’s victory against the British in all the four Mysuru wars”, he said.

Dr Uday Barkur, delivered the key-note address and said Tipu responsible for the development of agriculture and sericulture in Karnataka, He also was critical of those who dubbed Tipu as a fanatic and requested them to learn facts about Tipu from genuine sources.

Ivan D’Souza, MLC, Mohiuddin Bava, MLA of Mangaluru North and others spoke on the occasion.

AB Ibrahim, Deputy Commissioner, Shree Vidya, ZP CEO, Sharanappa, SP, Mohammad Haneef, Beary Sahitya Academy President, JR Lobo, MLA of Mangaluru South, Kodijal Ibrahim, MUDA Chairman and others were present on the occasion.

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