Valedictory Programme

BV Kakkilaya Centenary at Mangaluru, at 6pm-7pm on Sunday, Aug 11, 2019
Valedictory Programme with Com. Janardhan, Com. BK Krishnappa, Com. Babu G, Com . V Kuckian and Sri PV Mohan

A brief valedictory function was presided over by Com. Janardhan, assistant secretary, CPI Karnataka. Com. BK Krishnappa, senior comrade from Mangalore who had known Com. BV Kakkilaya well, Com. Babu G of MS Krishnan Trust, Bengaluru, Com. V Kuckian, Secretary of Dakshina Kannada Commmittee of CPI, and Sri PV Mohan, Secretary of Congress Party, spoke about the contributions of Com. BV Kakkilaya.

Com. Janardhan addressing the valedictory

Com. BK Krishnappa addressing

Dr. Srinivas Kakkilaya, eldest son of Com. BV Kakkilaya, conducted the proceedings in an unconventional, simple style. The two day event had packed audiences, despite the torrential rains and flooding that cut-off Mangaluru from the rest of Karnataka. The threats and protests by fundamentalist organisations such as ABVP, Bajrang Dal, Shri Ram Sena, Hindu Jagaran Vedike etc., were also thwarted, with complete support from the police. The event also received wide coverage in the media, and some of the sessions were live streamed on the local cable networks.

The two-day  programme was held at the Bishop Jathanna Auditorium, Sahodaya, Balmatta in the city and was jointly organised by Samadarshi Vedike, Mangaluru, Hosathu Monthly, Bengaluru, MS Krishnan Memorial Trust, Bengaluru and Navakarnataka Publications Private limited, Bengaluru. The event also marked 200 years of Karl Marx, 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi, 95 years of the CPI, 75 years of IPTA and 60 years of Navakarnataka Publications and a banner proclaiming so was displayed prominently on the stage.

Photos: Yajna, Mangaluru

Video: Shenoy Video, Mangaluru