4th June, birth anniversary of Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, Bahujan King of Mysore


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4th June, birth anniversary of Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, Bahujan King of Mysore.

Under his rule, he worked for the upliftment of the weaker society –

  • Formation of Mysore Social Progress Association in 1915 to empower weaker section of society.
  • Banning child marriage (girls bellow age 8).
  • First Indian state to enfranchise women (1923).
  • Effort to eradicate un-touchability
    – starting separate school for un-touchable
    – sponsoring scholarship for un-touchable
    – put an effort to give entrance to untouchables to temple at Gunja Narasimhaswamy at T.Narasipura and permission to use public wells and tank
    – Gave land near Ashokapuram in Mysore so that they can earn their livings by growing betel nut leaves (named Mysore Chigurele)
  • Kadhara Sahakara Sangha in 1925 Tagdhur which helped villagers to earn livings
  • Implementation of Reservation Policy for Backward and Depressed class
  • Special importance for girl education and scholarship for widowed girl

Apart from all this he opened many schools and colleges and provided reservation to non-brahmins backward classes including Muslims.

Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV

Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV

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