Mangalore, August 11, 2014: On August 10th, Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment B Ramanath Rai addressed the gathering after inaugurating the ‘Sirithuppe,’ conferment of Brahmashri gold medal, scholarship distribution and Guruvandana programme organised by Narayanaguru Yuva Vedike at Town Hall in Mangalore. He said that, when the nation got independence, the ownership of land was enjoyed by a very few people in the villages. Today, how can hundreds of people be the land holders? The people, who claim that the governments have not made any achievement in the last 60 years, should note this point, he added.
Through equality, justice could be assured to people. Only through education, a society free from atrocities could be built, which is worthier to provide a power to earn instead of donating food to an individual. In this regard, it is important to encourage education, he said.
Protecting the folklore and passing it on to the next generation is the duty of the elderly people said Minister for Urban Development and Udupi district in-charge Vinay Kumar Sorake. Every skill has its own significance and students should not confine themselves to the studies of medical and engineering. MLC Kota Shrinivas Poojary and former Minister Krishna J Palemar were seen in the gathering.
A gold medal was felicitated to Varsha of Puttur, who scored 98 per cent marks in SSLC examinations. A retired Headmaster Krishnappa Poojary of Harekala was also honoured. The students who scored more than 90 per cent marks were felicitated. On this occasion, the souvenir ‘Brahmashri’ was released by Mumbai based tycoon Mr Babau ShivaPoojary.
By Thangamma M M