Property doesn’t provide security to daughters, education will – Dr. Manjula Chellur
Mysuru, 2 January 2017: “Parents and elders should show more concern towards educating their daughters, rather than piling assets and cash in their names in order to make their life secured,” opined Dr. Manjula Chellur, Chief Justice, Bombay High Court, Mumbai.
She was addressing the students as the chief guest of a programme organized on the occasion of the Ninth Graduates’ Day of JSS College for Women, Mysuru, held on January 2, 2017, at Navajyothi Auditorium in the College premises.
In her keynote address Dr. Chellur appreciated HH Jagadguru Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji for his concern for society and women. “In our country women require better educational opportunities and protection. We, Indian women have our own identity. We should retain it, we should not try to emulate men in the name of equality, she opined.
“Just knowing your rights is not enough. You should develop consciousness about your duties towards the society. It’s a gift to be born as a woman. We can fight and claim equality. But don’t try to become men,” she advised.
“We should remain as women and achieve being women. If I get a chance I would like to take birth again as a woman,” she added.
“You are going to take graduation oath today and you have to follow it in your lives. We need to look at this society more humanely. Being citizens of this country we should follow our constitutional rights and establish equality and brotherhood. Everybody should be bound to law,” she said.
HH Jagadguru Sri Shivarthri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji graced the occasion. He felicitated 26 meritorious students. Dr. C. G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha administered oath to the students.
Out of the total number of 626 students who have completed their graduation and post graduation degrees, 364 students have passed in first class with distinction, 205 students in first class and 57 in second class. All the students were given degree certificates.
Prof. T. D. Subbanna, Director, Sri. B. Niranjanamurthy, Assistant Director, College Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Dr. K. V. Suresha, Principal of the College, Sri. C. M. Jagadish, President, Karnataka State Bar Council, Prof. K. S. Suresh, Principal, JSS Law College and retired Principals of the College were present on the occasion.
Dr. G. R. Shivamurthy, Controller of Examination read out the list of toppers. Smt. S. P. Umadevi, Head, Kannada Department welcomed the gathering, Academic Dean Dr. H. B. Suresh proposed a vote of thanks.