'Emulate Gandhiji in true spirit'

DC calls upon to follow the principles enunciated by the Father of the Nation

rich tribute Students taking part in the Gandhi Jayanthi programme held at Gandhi Vana in Kolar on Friday. dh photo

“Gandhiji used to say that his life itself was his message. Remembering Gandhiji on the day and continuing with the daily grind as usual would serve no purpose. The occasion should be made meaningful by following the Gandhian principles” the DC said at a function to celebrate Gandhi Jayanthi here on Friday.
Gandhiji had accorded priority to personal and community hygiene. Every citizen should tread the same path. All steps should be taken to ensure that sanitation is maintained in every village.

The life of Gandhiji, who was in the vanguard of freedom movement was a reflection of the individual’s and community’s struggle for liberation. Gandhiji, as a person and leader should be emulated by each and everyone, the DC opined.
Most of the officers were present at the programme that was held at Gandhi Vana. An all religion prayer meet was held before the function. Floral tributes were paid to Gandhiji and Lal Bahadur Shastri. Students of Rashtriya Seva Dal presented Gandhi Bhajans.

Acting president of City Municipal Council V K Rajesh, Superintendent of Police K P Puttaswamy, Assistant Commissioner R S Peddappaiah, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer G V Rangarao, Deputy Secretary Lakshminarayan, tahsildar S M Mangala, Deputy Director of Public Instruction Prahlada Gowda, Block Education Officer K S Nagaraja Gowda and others were present on the occasion
Blood donation camp

A blood donation camp was organised at Adarsha College in the City to mark Gandhi Jayanthi. Superintendent of Police K P Puttaswamy inaugurated the programme. Hundreds of students donated blood on the occasion.
Speaking at a similar programme, Chikkaballapur district in-charge minister Dr Mumtaz Ali Khan lamented that the birthday of Gandhiji, a personality transcending the caste and religion barriers, is being observed for namesake. He suggested the district administration to arrange a function on large scale, roping in all the organisations, next year.

The ideals of Gandhiji, who dreamt of ushering in Ramrajya should never be allowed to fade. Efforts should be made to impart the essence of Gandhian principles to students, the minister said.

Legislator K P Bachegowda, City Municipal Council president M Prakash, Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha, Additional Deputy Commissioner G S Nayak, Assistant Commissioner G V Seenappa, Deputy Conservator of Forests Rajashekhar, Social Welfare Officer Jayaram, Deputy Director of Public Instructions Bellasetty and others were present.

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