“Even as societies have been progressing over the years, deterioration of human values among people has become a major cause of worry. People at large are swayed by narrow-minded considerations and the present situation is marked by violence, greed and thefts,” said Prof C Basavaraju, Registrar, University of Mysore.
Speaking at the launch of Bharat Dharshitva Trust, Mysuru here on Wednesday, Prof Basavaraju stressed on the need to promote human values and rights in order to make the society a better place.
Prof Basavaraju called upon all the NGOs and social activists to work together to ensure that the human rights are upheld and human values are promoted.
“It is everyone’s right to live with dignity. At the same time, there are forces committed to create disturbance in society, leading to violations of fundamental rights. Our societies ought to be free of all sorts of social evils and that is what the NGOs should aim at,” he said.
Prof Basavaraju further said that it was people’s responsibility to take the Swachh Bharat Mission further – to clean their minds of all sorts of discrimination and other social evils that are affecting our society.
On the occasion, social activist and Pranth Sanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (South Zone) M Venkatramji was honoured with Shri Rajarshi Nalwadi Award in recognition to his social services.
Managing Trustee of Mytri Charitable Trust, Mysuru, Prof N C Venkobrao; President, Bharat Dharshitva Trust, Mysuru, Dr M Kannika; President, Mysuru Sahitya Mattu Samskrutika Pratishtana, M B Santosh and President of Mysuru Mahila Vedike Sumana Raghunandan were present.