195th birth anniversary of Jyotirao Phule celebrated with zeal

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JAMMU: Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha, Bahu Fort celebrated 195th birth anniversary of Mahamanav Jyotirao Phule on Sunday in the premises of Gurdwara Shri Guru Ravi Dass Bahu Fort, Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, Corporator Ward No. 48, Sham Lal Basson said that Mahamanav Jyotirao Phule was a great social reformer and educationist of 19th century. “Since Jyotirao’s father and two uncles served as florists under last Peshwas, they came to known as Phules,” he added.
Various other speakers, while paying rich tributes to Jyotirao Phule, spoke regarding life history of Jyotirao Phule and urged participants follow the footsteps of great soul.
Those who spoke on the occasion included Dr Vijay Shivgotra, Prof Chaman Lal Shivgotra, Sham Kalsi, Vikas Kalsi, Joginder Kumar, Om Prakash, Suresh Kumar (Rinku), Rattan Basson, Om Parkash Thappa, Master Subash and Bahadur Lal.