Mysuru, October 23:- Higher Education Minister G T Devegowda on Monday felt the number of people who could speak on Gandhian principles was decreasing.
He was speaking after inaugurating Gandhi’s cement sculpture at Gandhi Bhawan at Manasagangothri in the city. The initiative was by Kannada and Culture Department, Karnataka Shilpakala Academy, Rangayana and Gandhi Study Centre, Manasagangothri of the University of Mysore.
He said, “I am not eligible to speak about Gandhian principles as you are well versed with the ideologies of Gandhiji. But today, our society is short of people who can spread the messages of Gandhi. The society needs such people. Mahatma Gandhi was brought up in a condition where he could not see his mother. His aim was to get freedom for India. He knew that only peace and non-violence would get freedom for our country.”
Continuing further, Devegowda said, “We are not informing the youths about the principles and messages of Gandhiji. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is organising year-long programmes to remember Gandhiji. May be, he understood the relevance of Gandhi late. Gandhiji dreamt of a school, village panchayat and cooperative society in every village for the development of the country. We should never forget the ideologies of Gandhiji.”
In-charge Vice-Chancellor of UoM, Prof Aisha M Sharif, president of Karnataka Shilpakala Academy Ru Kalachar, well-known artist K T Shivaprasad, Registrar of UoM Prof R Rajanna, K T Veerappa, Dr M G Krishnamurthy, Pa Mallesh, B K Shivanna, Dr S Tukaram, P Vishwanath, director of Gandhi Bhavan Prof M S Shekhar and Registrar of Karnataka Shilpakala Academy Indramma H V were present. (MR/GK).