'Intellectual depravity harmful to society'

'Intellectual depravity harmful to society'

“People who strongly oppose the Chaturvarnya system have ensconced themselves in a caste enclosure enjoying power. Can these leaders, who can’t mend their ways guide the society?,” Ramesh Kumar questioned, speaking at a function to observe birthday of former chief minister Devaraj Urs.

Politicians who criticise the flaws of Urs, simultaneously belittle his generosity and humanity. Values and philosophies have vanished from the present day politics. Politicians have become millionaires amassing wealth in the name of their wife, children and son-in-laws, he lamented.

Ramesh Kumar disclosed that the family of Urs has been deeply affected by financial problems. While his one son is in jail another is bed-ridden.

“A national-level leader, who often points fingers at others, has sent his one son to the Assembly and another to the Parliament. He ensures victory of his son-in-law, daughter-in-law and other members of the family in elections. How can the society trust such leaders?,” he questioned.

Pattabhiraman of Kolar was denied the chance of being the first chief minister of Karnataka, on account of his caste. Despite possessing all the abilities to become a CM, the caste system came in his way. The life of Urs should give new dimension to the society plagued with erosion of human values, Ramesh Kumar hoped.

Former minister H S Mahadeva Prasad, and others were present. Meritorious students were felicitated on the occasion.

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