Mysuru, October 2, 2021: “It is impossible to imagine an independent India, without the presence of Mahatma Gandhiji. His name itself had become an inspiration for the citizens to fight for the freedom of India. Mahatma Gandhiji was a testimony for truth, peace, sacrifice, and non-violence,” opined Dr. M. Somashekaraiah.
Dr. M. Somashekariah participated as the chief guest at a function held at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science, B.N. Road, Mysuru, on the occasion of the 152nd Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi. Speaking about the contributions of Mahatma Gandhiji he mentioned that simplicity and ideologies were the special features of Gandhiji. He also mentioned Lal Bahadur Shastri’s involvement and contributions to the Indian independence.
Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College presided over the program. He emphasized that October 2nd is recognized as the ‘International Peace Day,’ because of Gandhiji’s principles and non-violence. ‘Gandhiji’s life has become an inspiration for many people not only in India but also across the world. He felt that it is impossible to understand the multi-faceted personality of Gandhiji, as he had involved himself in several fields, and also his leadership qualities made him fight against untouchability. Gandhiji’s life itself became a message for the people of India, and he gave equal importance to women in the freedom struggle. Gandhiji treated his enemies also like his friends, he mentioned.
Earlier the program commenced with an invocation by Kum. S. Shravya. Dr. L. Vinay Kumar welcomed the guests and gathering, and Sri T. Gurupadaswamy proposed a vote of thanks. Dr. N. Maheshwari compered the program. Dr. H.C. Honappa, Principal, JSS Degree College, and Sri S. Somashekar, Principal, JSS PU College were present. Teaching, non-teaching staff, and students participated in the program.