Mangaluru, Jan 22, 2018: Senior Congrees leader Janardhan Poojary to release his autobiography" Sala Melada Sangrama" on January 26, Republic Day, in which he pens the facts of life and hardships he faced in his life time .
Addressing the media today, he said I myself in the presesnce of my close associates will release the book. I have penned the truth about my life right from my childhood to present days. Every word in the book will be the truth, and there will be no exaggeration in it. It will start with my childhood, the poverty I faced and how I overcame challenges. I stayed clear of giving an answer when asked about whether the recent incidents of humiliation he faced will be recorded in his book.
He said , has also mentioned about the history and the developments of Shree Gokarnatheshwara Temple.The book has 210 pages in 9 Chapters. Has brought about some far-reaching reforms within his Billava community, following the philosophy of Narayana Guru, who fought against casteism and worked on propagating new values of freedom in spirituality and towards social equality.
Mentioned on the move in 2013 allowing women who have lost their husbands to be priests at the century-old Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwar temple. In 2011, in an attempt to break free of age-old beliefs, Sri Kshetra Gokarnanateshwara, for the first time in its history, gave widows pride of place at Dasara festivities. Each widow received a saree, a small kumkum box, bangles and jasmine flowers, normally not given in accordance with ancient religious traditions.
He also said is planning to release the book in 3 lanaguages i.e Kannada, English and in Hindi. Laxman Kodse assisted him in writing the book . Santhosh Kumar Poojary and Deepak Poojary are the publishers.He will personally hand over a copy of the book to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi as it is published. He will first place the book at the feet of Lord and then will realease the autobiograhphy.
Congress leaders Purushottam Chitrapur, Vijay Kumar Shetty, BJP member Harikrishna Bantwal, Kudroli temple trustee Sairam and others were present.