Karnataka Senapade protests in support of ‘Save NTM School’ initiative

Government Maharani NTM School in Mysuru which has a history of 140 years, can't be demolished, say the activists

Prime News, National, Karnataka, Education, Children, Memorial, Mysuru, August 2:- Karnataka Senapade staged a protest on Narayan Shastry Road here on Monday (August 2) in support of the ‘Save NTM School’ initiative.

Talking on the occasion, the protesters said, “Government Maharani NTM School has a history of 140 years. It is the first girls’ school in the country. The then Maharani of the Mysuru dynasty, Kempananjammanni started the school. When that is the case, why should we demolish the building and build the Swami Vivekananda Memorial there.”

They said, “We have a lot of respect for Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama for their contribution to Hinduism. They offer free education to poor children. Swami Vivekananda gave life to Hinduism. He built a strong Indian society with youths as its base. We are all proud that he had come to Mysuru long back. But he would not have advocated the idea of demolishing Government Maharani NTM School. The historical school should remain.”

The protesters said, “People have been protesting for 35 days in support of NTM School but strangely, the state government is maintaining stoic silence. We hope Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who took charge recently, will talk to Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama and solve the problem. If they can build the memorial without disturbing the actual structure, we will be happy.”

Karnataka Senapade’s district president Tejesh Lokesh Gowda, Dr Kantharaje Urs, Prabhushankar, M B Bangarappa, Prajeesh, Dr Mogannachar, Chetan Chirathe, Elaneeru Ramanna, Kumargowda, Darshan Gowda, Basavaraju, Vijayendra, Ganesh Prasad, Subbegowda, Manjunath, Ravinayak, Gorur Mallesh, Sundar, Somashekar, Vijayadevaraje Urs, Gurumallappa, Ramesh, Doora Suresh, Mahadevaswamy, Kaleem, Bharath, Chandru and others were present. (MR/KS)

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