Gandhi’s simplicity was his greatness and that made him a ‘Mahatma’ – D. S. Jagadish


Suttur, Oct. 02, 2017: A programme was held at the JSS Educational Institution in Suttur, on October 2, 2017, as part of Gandhi Jayanthi and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanthi.

In his address to the students, chief guest of the programme, freedom fighter Sri D. S. Jagadish explained how Mahatma Gandhi faced humiliation in several instances during his lifetime. He briefly explained how the Father of the Nation was successful in getting independence for our country through Satyagraha Movement and his non-violence fight against exploitation that became a model for the entire world. “Gandhiji’s approach to uplift the people, gramodyog, prayers and instil morality among the people is memorable. He had a unique personality. His simplicity was his greatness, and that made him a ‘Mahatma’, he added.

“Lal Bahadhur Sashtriji, who was greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s principles, served the country honestly as a Prime Minister. He created conductor posts for women and formed a committee for eradication of bribery and corruption. His slogan of “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” (“Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer”) became very popular and is remembered even today,” he said

Sri K.R. Krishnaiah, President, Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Mysuru Chapter and Joint Agriculture Director (Retd.) in his presidential address observed irrespective of seniors and juniors; everybody should respect each other. “Youth should try to realise their dreams through the experience of seniors. Nobody should look down on others. There are so many things that seniors also can learn from juniors,” he added.

Winners of a cleanliness drive held under the title ‘Service is cleanliness’, Sri Mohammed Suhail Ahmed, Proprietor, Bharath Agro Centre and Sri T. K. Venkatesh, Proprietor, Amruthodbhava Krishi Kendra were felicitated on this occasion. Dr Arun Balamatti, Head & Senior Scientist, JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra graced the occasion.

Institution Head Sri G.L. Tripurantaka, Sri Sampath, Sri Veerabhadraiah, Dr. M.C. Nataraju, Sri G. Shivamallu, Sri B.M. Siddappa, Smt. C.P. Nirmala and Sri G.M. Shadakshari were present.

Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by the school students. Smt. H. V. Divya welcomed, and Sri K.J. Maheshwar gave a vote of thanks. Smt. Netravathi Yettinamani compered.