Government schools celebrating centenary is a matter of pride, said MLA K G Bopaiah.
He was speaking after releasing 'Shatadarshini' souvenir during the centenary celebrations of Government Model Higher Primary School in Titimati on Sunday.
The parents and students should shed the inferiority complex about government schools. One should remember that those who have studied in government schools have made it to the top posts, he added.
Former ministers Suma Vasant and M M Belliappa were the alumni of the school, he said and added that the students should utilise the facilities provided to them at government schools.
Centenary Committee honorary president, school alumni and former minister Suma Vasant said that the government schools are catering to the needs of students from rural areas.
Alumni of the school had a get together during the centenary of the school. Senior teachers were felicitated on the occasion.
School alumni who were present during the occasion comprised of international sportsperson Paruvanda C Suguna Ponnappa, ISRO scientist Ashok, DFO Karunakar, physician Dr Sannuvanda Kaverappa, philanthropist Bachamada Chetan, former national hockey player Cheppudira Cariappa, Indian Navy Commander (retd) C M Bellyappa and Titimati Gram Panchayat president H E Shivakumar.
A cultural procession was taken out prior to the formal programme. A variety of programmes were held on the occasion.
Philanthropist Bachamada Chetan inaugurated an open-air auditorium built at a cost of Rs 7.5 lakh.
Centenary Committee working president Cheppudira Ramakrishna, school headmistress H M Parvati, ZP member R Pankaja, block education officer Srishaila and senior teacher Ittira Mandanna were present.