Implement ideas, netas told

Munnade, a book written by Union minister Moily released

Union minister for petroleum and natural gas M Veerappa Moily stressed on the need of bring back politicians to the social circle, from where they have been deviated in recent times.

He was speaking at the inauguration of a seminar series on ‘Moily’s Literary Works’ here on Sunday. He said, if the politicians are not reminded of their duties and do not return to the society, people will reject them. It is not enough if one speaks about development, ideas have to be implemented, which will keep interest in democracy intact.

Stating that India is still young, he said, it has to improve its various resources. America was in the same stage 200 years back and after a tough road, it has registered success in social, economical and political areas.

Noting that common men play an important role in democracy, he said, they are responsible for its success and failure.

Observing that value-based education plays a vital role, he said, children have to be educated in primary levels about the social system.

He regreted that people are craving for wealth against good qualities. “We have good scientists, but India needs good administrators,” Moily opined.

Lauding the richness of Kannada literature, he said, a maximum number of epics have been written in the language. He said, people have least interest in preserving culture and they lack awareness about it. “Giving priority to mother tongue will help gain mastery over other languages,” he opined.


Inaugurating the programme writer De Javare Gowda opined that politics and literature are two different areas to intersect, but Moily has been an able administrator as well as a good writer. It is difficult for a politician who is surrounded by problems to indulge in literature.

Commenting on Moily’s ‘Sriramayana Mahanveshane,’ he said, the former has effectively utilised his political experience in the literary work.

The book ‘Munnade,’ a Kannada translation of a collection of articles on the Second Central Administrative Reforms Commission’s recommendations, written by Moily was released by former DGP S Krishna Murthy. Writer Hampa Nagarajaiah, district Kannada Sahitya Parishat president M Chandrashekar, chairman of Vidya Vikas Educational Institution Vasu and others were present.

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