Mangaluru, Feb 19, 2018: Chatrapathi Shivaji Jayanthi was celebrated at the Arya Maratha Bhavan at Jeppinamogaru on February 19, Monday under the joint aegis of the DK District Administration, Karnataka Kshatriya Maratha Parishad and the DK District Arya yane Maratha Sangha.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr M A Uday Kumar, Principal of University College, Mangaluru described Shivaji as a great ruler who took his citizens to confidence in governance. The guerrilla warfare technique adopted by Shivaji for the expansion of his kingdom is a great contribution to war tactics, he added.
He also spoke on the role played by Shivaji’s mother Jeeja Bai in moulding his personality.
BH Khader, Chairman of Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation presided over the function. District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, Assistant Commissioner Renuka Prasad, Karnataka Kshatriya Maratha Parishat President A V Suresh Rao, District Arya yane Maratha Sangha President Devoji Rao Jadhav and others were present.
A colourful procession was taken out from Ekkur to Jeppinamogaru prior to the function.