'Terrorism not fuelled by poverty'

Students take oath on Sankalp Divas in Kolar
Last Updated 31 October 2010, 18:07 IST

He was speaking at the oath-taking ceremony held to mark Sankalp Divas ceremony organised at the premises of Boys Pre-University College near Gandhi Vana here on Sunday.

Leaders needed

It was necessary for the youth to be aware of elements who would misguide them. They should have role models so that the youth can emulate their principles and ideals.

Leaders like former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was in power for a long time and was an image of grit and determination. She was a veteran and intelligent leader and implemented several projects and programmes for the welfare of the people.

Her ‘Green Revolution’ project has helped India attain self-dependence in food production, the assistant commissioner said.

Untimely death

Ironically, just when she was making efforts to banish terrorism, she became a victim of terrorists, he expressed.

Students Divyashree, Nishachethana Shastry and Sudarshan spoke on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Moulvi Rahman, Father Dhoolappa and Manjunath rendered an all-religion invocation during the programme.

Zilla Panchayat Deputy Secretary Lakshminarayan, Tahsildar S M Mangala, Prahlad Gowda, Raju, Himantharaju, K Umalakshmi, Shrikrishna, K N Manjunath, Superintendent of Police Dr K Thyagarajan were present on the occasion.

Nagaraj Gowda welcomed the guests. A procession was organised on the occasion near Gandhi Vana, which was set in motion by Zilla Panchayat President Mangamma Muniswamy.

(Published 31 October 2010, 18:07 IST)

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