Karnataka dedicates Thrividha Dasoha: Basavaraj Bommai
Mr. Bommai said that dasoha Day would be celebrated in a more organised way as a government programme. The state government is committed to spread Dasoha culture all over the state.
Tumakuru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the state government has dedicated itself to providing Thrividha Dasoha of Anna (food), Akshara (education) and Ashraya (shelter) for all the poor and weaker sections of the society.
Speaking to media persons after launching the Dasoha(charity) programme as part of the Dasoha Day celebrations at Sri Siddaganga Mutt, Bommai said, Dasoha is a tradition of Karnataka. This is a day that conveys the importance of food, education and shelter, he said.
The state government has raised the per capita quota of rice for Anna Dasoha from 4kg to 5kg. Ragi and Jowar too is being distributed in accordance with the food habits of the region, Mr. Bommai said.
Ration is being provided for Mutts and other charity institutions which are engaged in Anna Dasoha. As for Akshara Dasoha, the state government has launched the Vidya Nidhi scheme for children of farmers, Rs150cr has been released for direct disbursement of scholarships for children of construction workers. State and central governments have taken up housing schemes for Ashraya Dasoha and about 5 lakh houses are being built, the Chief Minister added.
Celebrating Dasoha Day as govt programme
Dasoha Day would be celebrated in a more organised way as a government programme. The state government is committed to spread Dasoha culture all over the state. "I have participated in today's programme with a resolve to tread in the path of Siddaganga Seer. It is our government's mission to provide food, education and shelter for all," Mr. Bommai remarked.
Replying to a question about conferring Bharat Ratna for Sri Dr Shivakumaraswamiji, the Chief Minister said he would decide on sending the recommendation to the union government after discussing the issue with his top leadership.