Valmiki, Radhakrishnan perfect role models: Rangappa

“We are proud that Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was a professor at the University of Mysore (UoM). He was teaching philosophy at the Maharaja’s College which is affiliated to UoM,” said UoM Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa.

He was speaking at the Teacher’s Day and Valmiki Jayanti programme organised by the ‘Vishwamanava Mysore University Employees’ Association’ at centenary auditorium, Maharaja’s College, on Thursday evening.

“Radhakrishnan was always concerned about education, students and teachers. He was a thoroughbred educationist and celebrating his birthday as Teacher’s Day is meaningful. Unfortunately, have failed to implement his principles in toto,” he said.

“Valmiki was a hunter and a forest dweller. His mind got   transformed and he wrote the great epic, Ramayana. He should not be restricted to any one community. He is a universal writer and sage. We should understand his personality in a broader sense and respect him,” he added.

Additional Director of Statistics Department’s Mysuru region, D R Ramachandraiah, Superintendent of Excise Department Dr Mahadevibayi, Senior Assistant Director of State Audit and Accounts Institution, Milana S Murugod and other achievers were felicitated.

“The picture of Valmiki on the banner of the organisation shows as if he is writing with his left hand. Many have objected to the wrong portrayal of Valmiki and said that the organisers should be more careful,” Rangappa added.

Director of Gandhi Bhavan, UoM, Prof S Shivarajappa, City police DySP Dr H T Shekhar, University syndicate member Kumar, Registrar of the university, Dr Rajanna, President of the association R Vasudeva and others were present on the occasion.

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