District fetes Gandhi Jayanti in grand manner

The 148th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated in a grand manner by various institutes, organisation, educational institutions, government agencies, district administration, semi-government agencies, political parties in Belagavi City and across the district, on Monday.

Blood donation camps, cleanliness drive, voluntery labour services marked the occasion wherein members of various organisation engaged in labour works, donated blood in remembrance of father of nation. Floral tributes were also paid to former prime minister later Lal Bahaddur Shastri. KLE University celebrated the 148th birth anniversary of the Mahatma as ‘International Non-Violence Day’ at a programme held at Anatomy lecture hall at JN Medical College. Principal Dr N S Mahantashetti who presided over administered the oath wherein participants pleaded for non-violence and peace.

Visvesvaraya Technological University celebrated 148th birth anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi and also remembered former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 114th birth anniversary. Varsity Vice-Chancellor Karisiddappa recalled the relentless work of the ‘father of nation’ who through non-violence movement, satyagraha ensured us freedom. “Gandhiji has been given the title of ‘Father of the Nation’ for his relentless hard work that helped India to attain freedom through non-violence. By remembering him on this day, we have to pay tribute to this great leader”.

He called upon youngsters to pledge to adopt his way of life and principles of empathy, humbleness, honesty and sincerity. “Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti is also celebrated on October 2 every year. Today, it is fit to mention that both the two great heroes born on this day dedicated their lives to the larger cause of the nation”.

Principal Dipti Ingley and the staff of KLES’ International School, on this auspicious day, contributed in a cleanliness drive around the school premises. Krantiveer Sangolli Rayanna High School Head Master B P Lamani paid tributes to the two towering icons on their birth anniversary during the celebration at the school. Siddarameshwar School Vice principal K B Hiremath called upon the students to extensively read about Gandhi during the celebration at the school.

NCC cadets of Kittur Rani Channamma Residential Sainik School for Girls, under the aegis of the 5 Kar Bn NCC Dharwad , organized a massive cleaning drive at Kittur to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi.

The event involved around 50 SW cadets who took up sweeping of the corridors and key areas of the historic Kittur fort. Cadets went about collection and disposal of the garbage in various public areas.

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