School children add vigour to I-Day celebrations

Spirit of freedom: Dist minister lauds Anna, his men

Fervour: Freedom fighters being honoured at the 65th I-Day celebrations at Chamundi Vihar stadium in Mysore on Monday. District incharge minister S A Ramdas, Mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna, ZP president Sunitha Veerappa Gowda, MP Vishwanath, MLAs H C Mahadevappa, Tanvir Sait and others are seen.DH Photos

As the members of various armed forces and other contingent presented an impressive parade, children from different schools presented a colourful cultural programme.

District in-charge minister S A Ramdas hoisted the flag and received the guard of honour from marching contingents – drawn from KSRP, City Armed Reserve, district police, home guards and fire services, NCC naval and army wing, Seva Dal members and probationary police sub-inspectors.

Mounted police team who were clad in their colourful uniform also grabbed the attention.
The flag hoisting was followed by a 45-minute cultural programme. About 300 students of St Joseph’s High school, Bannimantap presented a colourful aerobics programmee for the popular tune, Vande Matharam... While the second programme for the song, Aidu Beralu Seri Ondu Mushtiyu... by the students of government high school, N R Mohalla received loud applause.

The cultural event concluded with a splendid display of aerobics by 1400 students from 14 different schools in city.

The synchronisation of the big group of schoolchildren drew appreciation.

Earlier, in his I-Day message, district in-charge minister S A Ramdas called upon the officials to provide a corrupt-free administration.

“Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption has inspired the people of nation to fight for the cause. However, there are attempts to weaken the movement. The officers have a big role to play in containing the corruption,” the minister observed.

In his I-Day speech, Ramdas outlined the success of various government programmes and said that the medical education department would soon bring out a law to govern the private hospitals.

The MCC and MUDA would collaborate for a housing scheme for the poor,  he added.

On the occcasion, freedom fighters B M Lakshmirajappa, H M Kodandaramachandra, H M Channabsappa, B Srikantaiah, M R Ramashesha were honoured for their participation in the freedom movement and Quit India movement.


The probationary PSI men’s and women’s contingent emerged as the best team in the parade under the armed contingents.

While, KSRP batallion bagged the third place.

Under the unarmed category, the mounted police troupe bagged the first place followed by Fire services troupe in second and excise police in third place.

In the students’ category NCC (army) and NCC (naval unit) secured first and second place respectively. The girls’ section of Seva Dal bagged third prize.  Mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna, MP Vishwanath, MLA’s Shankaralinge Gowda, Tanveer Sait, Dr H C Mahadevappa, MLCs G Madhusudan, Thontadarya, DC P S Vastrad, police commissioner Sunil Agarwal, Regional Commissioner Jayanthi, MCC Commissioner K S Raykar, MUDA chairman L Nagendra, Chairman of Karnataka Exhibition Authority B P Manjunath and others were present.

I-Day in city

Speaking on the occasion of Independence day at Ramakrishna Vidyakendra, S Suresh of Junior International called upon students to develop a sense of pride towards the nation.
“Children should also be ready to serve the poor, since that category lives in abject poverty,” he said, according to a press release.

 Children treated the guests and parents to an excellent show of march past, various acrobatics and dance, along with rendition of patriotic songs.

Hari Vidyalaya

Hari Vidyalaya at Bogadi saw some of the best performances put forth by the students on the occasion of Independence day. Air Vice Marshal (retd) Sri Subbaramu was the chief guest on the occasion and Srinivas of Ganabharati was also present on the occasion.

The Director of Hari Vidyalaya, Secretary H R Bhagawan, Principal V Srivatsa and others were present. Students presented cultural events.

Sarada Vilas

Upholding the significance of education with values, chief guest on the occasion of Independence day celebrations at Sarada Vilas Educational Institutions, former VC De Ja Gow said education without strong base was useless.  Stressing on the need for implementation of stories based on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles in school syllabus, De Ja Gow said the country would have youths without souls, if this continued.

SBRR Mahajana College

Mahajana group of Institutions celebrated 65th Independence Day with enthusiasm under the aegis of Mahajana Education Society. Chief guest Lt Col M H Ashok, (Rtd.) received the Guard of Honour and hoisted the flag.

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