Minister for Port, Inland Water Transport and Muzrai Kota Srinivas Poojary said that measures will be taken to release sufficient funds to provide uniforms to the student cadets of Bharath Seva Dal, through Education Department.
Speaking after inaugurating the district-level ‘National integration children conference’ organised by Udupi district Bharath Seva Dal Samithi in association with Zilla Panchayath and District Public Instruction Department, the minister assured that he will hold talks with Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri over additional funds that is required to provide uniforms to the teachers’ and also to student cadets. The State government is committed to offer all sort of assistance to develop Bharath Seva Dal units in Karnataka, he added.
Stating that Bharath Seva Dal instills the spirit of patriotic values and discipline among pupils, the minister said that it develops service oriented and sacrificial virtues among children. Besides, Dal also makes the children physically fit and creates intellectual awareness, he added.
Lauding the contributions of the Bharath Seva Dal founder president N S Hardikar, the minister said he was the one among rare personalities who channeled the potentials of youngsters in constructive activities through voluntary organisation.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Raghupathy Bhat said Bharath Seva Dal symbolises national integration and makes children to get committed to the country and sacrifice themselves for the cause of nation. It develops the feeling of oneness and also creates harmonious living among children, he said.
A huge procession was taken out by the student cadets of Bharath Seva Dal from across the district from Board High School to Ajjarkadu district stadium. As many as 1000 cadets from around 72 schools in the district took part in the procession.