Divert your attention from pubs to libraries, youth told

Credit i launches various programmes for tribal, youth, women

Police commissioner K L Sudheer stressed on the importance of guiding youth in the present scenario.

He was speaking at the sixth anniversary programme of Centre for Rural Education Development and Innovative Technologies of India (Credit i). He said youth throng at live bands, pubs and bars in the evenings which detaches them from being responsible in social system.

Organisations, elders and every responsible citizen should work to guide the community towards their betterment. “Their attraction should be diverted towards libraries.”

Commenting on imitation of Western culture in India, he said, brushing aside our culture and tradition, people are keen on replicating values of West but regretfully unwanted habits are imported.

Meanwhile, the best part is, our rich culture has been inspiring for those from the West although it is neglected in its own land.

Mentioning that society has lot of differences within, Sudheer opined, moving ahead with team spirit by identifying loopholes and lacunae could help us in strengthening the system. He said there is a need to guide our society towards awareness.
Refering to the Credit i, he said, such an organisation should serve society with appropriate developmental programmes.

He said, many talents in the society go unrecognised. Many a times they could have even been deprived of opportunities.

The organisation launched its six new developmental schemes: Counseling centre, construction of model tribal haadis, programme for personality development and career guidance, programme for career development, campaign against corruption and initiation of ‘Credit i honorary awards’.

Achievers of various fields were honoured with ‘Karnatakada Kanmani -2012 state award’ on the occasion. Writer Kum Veerabhadrappa of Bellary, Karnataka State Women Development Corporation chairperson Sarojini Bharadwaj of Bangalore, president of Mysore Chamarajabagar District Credit Cooperative Bank C Basavegowda of Mysore, social worker Umesh M Chenni of Bagalakote and agriculture scientist Vasantha Kumar Thimakapur of Mysore were bestowed with the award.

M Priyanka (music and sports) and S Sachin (arts) were presented with ‘Credit i honorary awards’ for the year 2012.

Assistant general manager of Scheduled Tribe Development Corporation Ltd T Kumar, president of NR Group of Companies R Guru, writer C P Krishnakumar, managing trustee of Credit i M P Varsha, treasurer M R Manjunath and others were present.

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