Mysuru, October 2:- Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary here today. Every year, October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti as a mark of respect to the man who led the freedom struggle from the front.
After garlanding the statue of Gandhi, Prof B Ramesh, in his speech, said that Gandhiji’s values should be adopted in everyday life.
Dr R H Pavithra, Director, Department of studies of Mahatma Gandhi, said that Father of the nation taught non-violence. “Several countries in the world have adopted Gandhian values.” Saying “today’s Indian population is suffering from poverty, un-employment and violence,” she urged people to tread Gandhi’s path.
“Values of Gautam Buddha, Basaveshwara and Dr B R Ambedkar are more relevant today than before and should be adopted and followed by all,” she added.
Dr Khader Pasha, Treasurer, KSOU, Prof A Rangaswamy, Registrar of Examination, Dean (Studies), Prof D T Basavaraju, Vice-Registrar and other teaching and non-teaching staffs were present at the event.