'Educate children about Independence'

'Educate children about Independence'

Cars, autos, two-wheelers adorned with tri-colour added to the festive atmosphere seen all around the city

'Educate children about Independence'

 District In-Charge Minister Suresh Kumar receiving guard of honour at the Independence day celebrations held at Chamundi Vihar Stadium in Mysore on Sunday. DH Photo
He was speaking at the 64th Independence Day celebrations organised by the District Administration at the Chamundi Vihar Outdoor Stadium in the city on Sunday.

Requesting parents, teachers and society to educate children about independence movement, he said that children of the present generation have limited knowledge about Independence Day. Each child should believe that he will be a leader of the country in future, only then there will be  real meaning to independence, he observed.

He said that if the people of the country inculcate in themselves social sense, time sense and common sense, then nobody can stop us from making the 21st century as India’s century. Suresh Kumar said that corruption, casteism and inequality are some of the reasons plaguing the country. Calling upon political parties to set aside their differences, Suresh Kumar said all parties should together work towards development.

Recalling an incident that occurred on Sunday morning, Suresh Kumar said that he asked a child walking towards school to attend Independence Day function why he was holding a flag today. The child replied that it was August 15. So the minister asked the child the importance of the day. However, the child was unable to give a suitable explanation. He called upon parents to educate children about the value of independence. He also requested the society to support to children, so that they should feel proud about their country.

Freedom fighters H Javaregowda, D S Jagadish, B A Satyanarayana Shetty, T Puttanna, L Ramaiah Shetty, K Ranganth Mudaliar, Rangashetty, Ramu, K Ramanna and N J Gavigowda were felicitated on the occasion.

Suresh Kumar went on an open jeep parade. An impressive parade by armed and unarmed police forces along with school children was the cynosure during the I-Day celebrations held at the stadium. The parade was followed by cultural programmes by children from various schools.

Prizes were distributed to the participants of the parade. In the armed forces section, KSRP bagged the first place, while City Traffic Police and DAR won the second and third prizes respectively. In unarmed forces section, Mounted Company won the first prize, Fire Force won the second prize, Excise Department won the third prize. NCC Navy won the first prize amongst the schools section, while Seva dal and Boy Scouts won the second and third prizes.Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta, MP H Vishwanath, Mayor Sandesh Swamy, MLAs Tanvir Sait and H S Shankarlingegowda were present.

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