BANGALORE: Day two of Chief Minister Yeddyurappa’s yatra to raise donations and relief material for floodhit North Karnataka onThursday had a distinct senior citizen flavour to it. The yatra, which passed through the bustling bazaars and markets of Jayanagar, Basavanagudi and Banashankari witnessed biggest acts of generosity coming fromsenior citizens.The single biggest donation of the Yatra came from octogenarian V S Krishna Iyer at Gandhi Bazaar in Basavanagudi.
A former MP, minister and freedom fighter, Iyer donated Rs 20 lakh via the National Cooperative Bank, which, he is director of. The first donation of the Yatra too came from a senior citizen S M Rangaiah, who contributed Rs 10,000 towards the relief fund.Rangaiah, a resident of JPNagar said that anybody who had a heart would feel the need to contribute towards the cause and it is very important to act on that emotion. He added, “I have dropped a cheque of Rs 10,160 because I know that it cannot be misused. I intend to contribute to the relief work in
Andhra Pradesh too.”Narayan, another retired septuagenarian gave away Rs 7,000 towards the relief fund.