'Birth anniversaries of Gandhiji, Nehru losing fervour'

The messages of Nehru are much more relevant today than ever before

Floral Tributes: Corporation Bank Chairman and Managing Director J M Garg paying      homage to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, in front of Corporation Bank’s Corporate Office in Mangalore on Saturday.  DH Photo

Addressing students after offering floral tributes to the statue of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on the occasion of Children’s Day celebrations, in front of the bank’s Corporate Office here on Saturday, he said the messages of Nehru have the capacity to bring back harmony to the society.

Bharat Seva Dal in association with Corporation Bank had organised the programme.
Garg said: “The society at present is facing a lot of strife, where troubles like communal violence have become common. There is no brotherhood and harmony among the communities. The messages of Nehru are much more relevant today than ever before.”
“Nehru had always felt that the future belonged to children,” he added. However, he regretted that the birth anniversaries of icons like Mahatma Gandhiji and Jawaharlal Nehru are losing their fervour in the recent years. District-in-Charge Minister, who also paid floral tributes to the Nehru’s statue, appealed that children should be imparted good education to make them cultured.

MLA U T Khader, who was a Seva Dal member in his school days, said children are not just the asset of their family but also of the whole nation. “You are the wealth, asset and future of this country. You have a great responsibility towards India,” he told children.
Freedom fighter Namadev Shenoy, Seva Dal district unit Working President S Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, Additional DC S A Prabhakar Sharma, Corporation Bank Executive Director Asit Pal, and general managers were present on the occasion.

DCC celebrates

DK District Congress Committee also celebrated the 120th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru at its Hampankatta office on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, DCC President and MLA B Ramanath Rai said Nehru made India stand on par with the strong nations of the world through ushering in industrial revolution in the country in the form of Five Year Plans.

Former MLA Vijay Kumar Shetty and other party heads were present on the occasion.

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