|Leaders of BKU Punjab learn about biofertilizer on a visit to an|
agrecological farm nearby to Srirangapatna, Karnataka
|Mr. Rakesh Tikait of BKU Uttar Pradesh observes sugarcane|
produced through zero-budget natural farming. He even tasted
and confirmed it was sweet!
|President Chamarasa Mali Patil inaugurates the Memorial|
|Flag is raised by Sellamuthu of Tamil Nadu and Hasiru Sene Captain|
|KT Gangadhar greets Lokwal from Punjab and Ajmer Singh Gil from Punjab. Joining them is Sellamuthu from Tamil Nadu.|
In loving memory of Professor MD Nanjundaswamy, co-founder of KRRS and staunch advocate for farmers' rights and dignity, farmers came from across Karnataka to participate in the program.
Speeches were given by many guests: Chukki Nanjundaswamy, Lokwal Singh (Punjab), Yudhvir Singh (Delhi), Rakesh Tikait (UP), Pacche Nanjundaswamy, KT Ganghadar, Nagendra, Sellamuthu (Tamil Nadu), Devison (Kerala), and many others. Local MLA Puttanaiah, of Pandavpur, also came in support.
After the event, the movement leaders held an all-India coordination committee of farmers movements meeting, where topics such as Agreement on Agriculture at the WTO, Land Acquisition Act, trainings for women and youth, and subregional coordination were addressed. Farmers continue the fight for food sovereignty, holding the memory of our late Professor close!
|Cultural program of movement songs|
|Nagendra (General Secretary of KRRS), Chamarasa Mali Patil (President),|
Chukki Nanjundaswamy, and Girish (Hasiru Sene Vice-Captain)
prepare the day's program
|Women from the KRRS Women's Wing stand at the memorial of Professor Nanjundaswamy and his wife Prathima.|