67th Republic Day celebrated in Madikeri

67th Republic Day celebrated in Madikeri

67th Republic Day celebrated in Madikeri

The 67th Republic Day was celebrated in a grand manner at General Thimmaiah Stadium on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Food, Civil Supplies and District In-charge Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “It was a challenge to draft a constitution for a country like India as it had various religions and culture. But Dr B R Ambedkar gave the best Constitution to the country on January 26, 1950. We must live up to the expectations of Ambedkar by following equality and brotherhood.”

MLC M P Sunil Subramani, City Municipal Council President Srimati Bangera, Deputy Commissioner Meer Anees Ahmed, SP Vartika Katiar, Zilla Panchayat CEO Charulata Somal and others were present.

District Armed Police and schools, college students took part in the march past. General Thimmaiah school Guides team and GMP School Seva Dal team and St Micheal School guides team won the first, second and third prizes respectively.

The students of Little Flower School, Madikeri, St Joseph Kannada Medium School, Rajeshwari Vidyalaya, Government Pre-university College High School section and St Micheal Higher Primary English Medium School performed dances to the patriotic songs.

Goravara Kunitha and Dollu Kunitha, organised by the Department of Kannada and Culture, were the highlights of the programme.

Subramani distributed prizes the winners of the marathon competition. The winners are: Class 6-7 category: Dilip-I, Tanusha-I; Class 8-10 category M C Milan-I, M S Suman-II and College category: Manoj-I, Rajeshwari-II and Leena-III.