“Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswami showed the path of social reforms and was always ready to take a step towards service of humanity in every possible way,” said renowned scholar and writer H V Nagaraj Rao.
JSS Women’s College, in association with JSS Higher and primary school and Sahana School, organised the birth centenary celebration of Dr Rajendra Mahaswami at Navajyothi auditorium on Monday.
Paying rich tributes and presenting Nudi Namana, Nagaraj Rao said, “Dr Rajendra Mahaswami had the vision of educating people. He shouldered the responsibility of Suttur Mutt, worked for welfare of all and his far-fetched vision, coupled with strong focus, resulted in establishing free schools, hostels, free food for students and establishing educational institutions in rural areas for the growth of education in the state. He was among the great leaders who worked for the society and Suttur Mutt has contributed immensely to the field of education.”
“Dr Rajendra Mahaswami’s his commitment to open educational institutions has benefitted lakhs of students. Today, the JSS educational institutions have not just rendered quality education but students who have studied in this premier institute, have established themselves as distinguished personalities. This stage has given me a chance to pay a token of respect and gratitude to this noble saint,” he added.
As part of the birth Centenary of Dr Rajendra Mahaswami, a play titled ‘Divya Chethana’ was performed. Winners in various literary, drawing, dance and Vachana competitions, organised as part of the celebrations, were presented with awards on the occasion.
Seer of Gurulingajangamadevara Mutt, Gavadgere Natarajaswamy and Chief Warden of JSS Women’s hostel, Mamatha Suresh, Head Mistress of JSS High School Gowramma, Principal of JSS D.Ed College Basavaraj and others were present.