HUBBALLI: After renaming the Hubballi Railway Station as Siddharoodha Swamiji station, the ministry of railways has changed the name of Haveri Railway Station also.
“The long-standing demand of the public and public representatives from Haveri District to name the Haveri station after Shri Mahadevappa Mailara has been fulfilled now,” said a release from South Western Railway.
“Shri Mailara Mahadevappa, an Indian Freedom Fighter and revolutionary was from Haveri district. At the age of 18, he accompanied Mahatma Gandhi on the Dandi March. The sacrifice and courage of Mahadevappa has inspired a large number of people. He sacrificed his life for the service of the society and liberation of the country,” the release added.
AK Singh, General Manger, South Western Railway said that recently Hubballi station is renamed after Shri Siddharoodha Swamiji and now Haveri station is renamed. This shows the commitment of Railways to serve the State and helps to connect with the glorious history of the region. It’s a tribute to the young revolutionary Mailara Mahadevappa who in his short but eventful life contributed significantly to freedom struggle. He organised as many as 74 different movements to protest against and topple colonial rule.