He was speaking at the 175th year celebrations of Maharaja’s Junior College (previously Raja’s Free School) at the institution’s premises on JLB Road.
“It’s most commonly said that politics is ridden with filth. The educated section should be active in it, at least to cleanse the grimy politics, as it has become inevitable.
It may help bring changes in the realm”, said Yeddyurappa.
Recalling the recent visit of US President Barack Obama to India, Yeddyurappa said the head of that nation described India as the developed nation, rebuking the often said ‘developing nation’. It’s mainly due to the Indians spread in different part of the world, and have helped change the notion the world has about India as a nation.
In his advise to the student community who were all elated to see CM at their college, Yeddyurappa said that one should always believe he/she is the best.
“Say it to yourself, that you can do whatever is required to bring in the change, and god is always with me. Tell yourself that you are the winner and today is your day,” he said.
Aid for auditorium
The chief minister on the occasion announced ` five crore financial aid towards the construction of an auditorium in the college premises.
Quoting the memorandum submitted to him by the coll ege authorities seeking ` 2.26 crore aid for various works, including ` 1.75 lakh for the auditorium, the chief minister said he wanted to give a huge amount as his intention was to see a spacious auditorium that would be named after Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar the founder of the school. In a lighter vein, he asked the authorities to invite him for opening the auditorium. The chief minister was accorded a traditional welcome on his arrival with ‘lingadheeraru’, apart from the school bandset leading them to the venue with much celebration.
Medical Education and District In-charge Minister S A Ramdas, Minister for Forests C H Vijayashankar, Mayor Sandesh Swamy, MLCs Prof K R Mallikarjunappa, S Siddaraju and G Madhusudhan, Celebration Committee Chairman B S Sridhararaje Urs and others were present on the occsaion.