Udupi Brahmashri Narayana Guru Jayanti celebrations was organised by the District Administration, Zilla Panchayat and the Department of Kannada and Culture, at Udupiy. Karnataka Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment and Sports Pramod Madhwaraj said that the ideals of social reformer Narayana Guru were eternal and everybody should follow them.
"If all political parties followed the message of Narayana Guru, there would be no disharmony in the country. Narayana Guru had given the message of one caste, one creed, and one God. Narayana Guru had toiled for the uplift and welfare of the Dalits, the Backward Classes, and the oppressed. He had created conditions for social independence in the country," he said.
He also said that the State government was committed to the welfare of the Dalits and Backward Classes. He also added it was constructing community hall for all Backward Classes.