Belthangadi: Besides getting organized, Chitpavans should become knowledgeable and contribute to the upliftment of the society, said Dr. Mahesh Kakatkar, Sanskrit lecturer of Koppa S.P.P. College.
On Sunday, he was speaking while inaugurating the 11th anniversary of a group of Ujire-Beltangadi Chitpavan Brahmins held at Subrahmanya Sabhabhavan, Laila.
He said that there should be a comparative study about the origin of Chitpavans and their social, economic and religious ideas in the 19th century.
Sumana Ghate, Vice Principal of Karnataka Bank Head Office, who was the guest, said that women should be made aware of responsibilities along with independent thinking. Belthangadi Karada Brahmin Samaj, its president Pradeepa Navuru, said that Brahminism cannot flourish if it stays away from rites. The time has come for all of us to introspect, he said.
President of the group, Yogesh Bhide presided. Culinary experts Panduranga, Veena Kakatkar were specially honoured. The meritorious members of the team in various fields and the young talents were honoured.
Sankara Patwardhan, Honorary President of the group, welcomed. Secretary Ganesh Shendye presented the annual report and Treasurer Srikanta Gore presented the accounts. Vice President Venkatesh Thulapule offered the vote of thanks. Veena Kelkar, Shubprada Shendye, Sandeep Patwardhan conducted the program. Cultural programs were held