Cultural programmes add colour to I-D day celebrations

The 68th Independence Day was observed across the district with patriotic fervour, on Friday. The march-past by the police, Scouts and Guides, NCC, NSS, cultural programmes by the schoolchildren added colours to the celebrations. 

The students of Rajeshwari School, St Joseph’s primary school, St Michael Kannada Higher Primary School and Little Flower School presented an attractive cultural programmes.

Speaking after unfurling the tri- colour flag, District-in-Charge Minister K J George called upon the people to live in harmony, to honour all those martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the country.

The Minister said that if all us work in unity without any discrimination, then the country can move on the path of development. Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and B R Ambedkar have played a vital role in the freedom movement.

There is a need to remember the role played by Guddemane Appayya Gowda, Pandyanda Belliappa, C M Punacha, Kodandera Poovaiah, Kondanda Appayya, C M Venkappayya, Gundugutti Manjunathaiah and others in the freedom movement in Kodagu district.

The Minister said that the State government has implemented pro people programmes.
Highest scorers in SSLC and PUC—P Sinchana of Scared Heart School, Shanivarasanthe, Samhitha of St Michael School, K Sarjana, Benson Pilip (PUC Commerce) of St Joseph ConvenetSchhol,  Sumana (arts) of Madikeri St Joseph’s School, K M Jecila of Kodlipete; Sonam Muthamma (science) of Gonikoppa Vidyaniketana and P D Arpitha of St Joseph’s School were felicitated.

MLA M P Appachu Ranjan, M C Nanaiah, Zilla Panchayat President Shareen Subbaiah, Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tewari, Superintendent of Police Varthika Katiyar among others were present.

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