“Poor children from rural areas were able to get good education and food, thanks to the farsightedness of Shivarathri Rajendra seer of Suttur. “Students who have studied in JSS institutions have reached greater heights. If I have some identity in politics, it is because of JSS Institution,” said Minister for Sugar and Cooperation, H S Mahadevaprasad.
He was speaking after inaugurating the alumni meet at the JSS College, Ooty road.
“First grade colleges were not available in rural areas then. Students were coming to Mysuru city to pursue education. At that time, seer established college and hostels for the benefit of students. Because of such service, students are getting educated in large numbers in the JSS institutions even today,” he said.
“While studying in PU, I had set up a cement dealership store at Agrahara and I was coming to supply cement for the construction of JSS College. Swamiji got me enrolled to the JSS College and my student life here helped to shape my political career,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, former minister S A Ramdas said that he was not interested in politics as a student. “One of lecturers advised us to take on challenges and shape life in a better way.”
Former minister H Vishwanath said that he did not just carry degree from JSS College, but also lessons of life. He learnt the political ideologies as a student of JSS. The institution, it seems, brought out talent hidden in him.
Dr Sharath Chandra, seer of Bengaluru Sanskrit University, MLC Prof K R Mallikarjunappa, CEO Prof B V Sambashivaiah, Principal M Mahadevappa, C S Sadashivamurthy, C S Somashekhar were present.
Leaders should have convinced Prasad: Vishwanath
Taking an indirect jibe at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, former minister H k Vishwanath said that the Congress leaders should have convinced Srinivas Prasad to stay bacin the party.
He was speaking to the media persons at the JSS College on on Sunday.
“Prasad has worked hard for the party. But the leaders did not even try to dissuade him from leaving the party. Congress, BJP and JD(S) are not approaching people based on the ideology. All the parties in the state are at crossroads,” said Vishwanath.
“C M Ibrahim and Prasad have rightly spoken about the leadership qualities. They have told the truth and nothing else. Understanding the pulse of the public is the quality of a good leader,” he added.