Mangaluru, Nov 10 2018: Tipu Jayanthi was celebrated at the Zilla Panchayat Auditorium in the city on November 10, Saturday amidst unprecedented security arrangements. MLC Harish Kumar inaugurated the programme in the absence of DK District in-charge Minister UT Khader.
In his address, Harish Kumar described Tipu wanted unity in the society. He also stated that there was no compulsion on anyone to celebrate Tipu Jayanthi and said Tipu was a leader who sacrificed his life for the cause of his motherland.
Ivan D’Souza, MLC presided over the function. He said those opposing the celebration are unaware of the history of Tipu. He also described Tipu as one of the greatest leaders of India.
A talk on Tipu and his achievements was delivered by Dr M A Uday Kumar. Mayor Bhasker K, Deputy Mayor Mohammad Monu, City Police Commissioner T R Suresh, Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, SP Ravikanthegowda, ZP CEO Selvamani and others were present.