Mangaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday November 19 unveiled a bronze statue of the freedom fighter and Samaraveera Kedambadi Ramayya Gowda at Bavutagudde (Light House Hill) in the City.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai after unveiling Ramayya’s statue said that today is an important day for Mangaluru, a day that gave due importance to history. Kedambady Ramayya Gowda’s story, which hasn’t come to light, has now come to the forefront. We got freedom because of the continuous struggle of Ramayya Gowda. More such truths need to come out. Ramayya Gowda was a great revolutionary man. To defeat them, the British Army came together and hanged them. The story of such a struggle should be introduced to the entire country. Now with the installation of his statue, his history has become known to the world, he stressed.
He added that there are so many such anonymous fighters. “I am inspired to make a memorial for such anonymous fighters. It is necessary to make today’s generation aware of this and inspire them.”
Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Matha Seer Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji was present on the occasion. Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Inland Waterways S. Angara, Higher Education Minister Ashwath Narayan, MLA Bharat Shetty, Lok Sabha member D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Deputy Commissioner Ravikumar M.R, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kumar, Mangaluru City Corporation Mayor Jayananda Anchan, City Police Commissioner N. Shashikumar, Assistant Commissioner Madan Mohan, MCC Commissioner Akshay Shridhar and other leaders and officials were present.