Mysuru, January 30, 2023: The JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science in Mysuru organized a program to commemorate Martyrs’ Day. The event was presided over by the Chief Executive of the College, Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, who gave the pledge to protect all religions to the students.
During the program, R. Sujatha Kumari, HoD of History, gave a speech in which she praised Mahatma Gandhi’s role in India’s freedom struggle and urged the students to adopt Gandhi’s three principles of truth, non-violence, and religious harmony in their lives.
“Mahatma Gandhi is a special person the world has ever seen,” said Kumari. “The role of Mahatma Gandhi in our freedom struggle is unforgettable. Adopting Gandhi’s three basic principles truth, non-violence and religious harmony in our hearts will be the greatest respect we give to him.”
She went on to highlight how Gandhi’s use of the simple weapon of ‘Satyagraha’ gifted India independence from the hands of the British, who had considered themselves as the mightiest. “India is the only country in the entire world, which became independent without using violence, and the complete credit goes to Mahatma Gandhi,” she observed.
The event was attended by Degree College Principal M.P. Vijayendra Kumar, PU College Principal Somashekar, and other notable figures.
Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, said, “We are honored to commemorate Martyrs Day and pay tribute to the brave individuals who sacrificed their lives for our country’s freedom. We hope that this program will inspire our students to uphold the values of truth, non-violence, and religious harmony, which were so important to Mahatma Gandhi.”
Earlier, Sri M.P. Mahadev, Assistant Professor, of Political Science, welcomed the guests and the gathering. Degree College Principal M.P. Vijayendra Kumar, PU College Principal Somashekar, and others were present. Political Science Department Head Smt. R.G. Asha gave a vote of thanks.