Patriotic fervour grips City

 
Patriotic spirit soared with various organisations hoisting Tricolour atop their buildings. Several malls and complexes also sported decoratations to mark the day.
Justice V Gopala Gowda hoisted the flag along with the members of the Advocates’ Association in the High Court premises.

At a programme jointly organised by DRRT (Dwarkananth Reddy Ramanarpanam Trust) and AVAS (Association for Voluntary Action and Services), in collaboration with SIT-KC (Sarvodaya International Trust-Karnatala Chapter), rural and urban poor communities in Chikkaballapur, the celebrations reflected upon the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. The organisation conducted contests for children from slums of Bangalore.

Political parties

The major political parties in the City celebrated the Republic Day by hoisting the National Flag at their respective party offices.

The BJP celebrated the event at its head office in Malleswaram. Bangalore (South) MP Ananth Kumar and BJP State president D V Sadananda Gowda participated in the event. KPCC president unfurled the National Flag at Congress office while the JD(S) celebrated the R-Day with former chief Minister H D Kumarswamy hoisting the flag.

At the event held by the Bangalore University, Jnanajyothi auditorium, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Prabhu Dev spoke of the irony that the country is seeing even after 60 years of adopting the Constitution.

“On one side you have two Indians among the world’s ten richest people in 2009 Forbes List and on the other it has at least one million infants dying of malnutrition every year,” he said. As a resolution on this day, he appealed to the State to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.

Dr Venugopal, Principal, UVCE, Bangalore University in his talk at the College’s R-Day celebration said: “India is not a sleeping giant but a silent giant and considering the population profile, it will make rapid strides in science and technology and will emerge as a vibrant economy in the next decade.”

Individual dreams

The Bharath Vidyaniketan School also organised a similar programme in the City with students and teachers alike appealed to by their CEO for “realising their inner strength and individual dreams and goals and make the country proud.”

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