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Rampancy of hunger in Independent India calls for introspection, says freedom fighter

Mysuru: The town on Wednesday honoured sacrifices made by the numerous stalwarts of India’s freedom battle as more than a few associations and educational establishments seen Sarvodaya Day. On January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was shot to dying by Nathuram Godse, and the date is seen as Martyrs’ Day or Sarvodaya Day within the reminiscence of the man, regarded as the Father of The Nation.
YC Revanna, a freedom fighter himself, pointed to India’s halcyon previous and mentioned that the rustic have been significantly more filthy rich prior to British invasion than it was today. Revanna, who participated at an event organised as a part of Sarvodaya Day at Gandhi Bhavan, University of Mysore (UoM), mentioned, “In his observations on India’s wealth, a British officer famous that not a unmarried individual went hungry, nor was there begging on the streets. However, this isn't the case after the rustic attained Independence. Hunger is rampant today, which calls for serious introspection.”

UoM vice-chancellor Prof G Hemantha Kumar mentioned that Gandhiji’s warnings about ecological injury had proven prescient. “Globalisation and the opening of markets have resulted within the use-and-throw tradition gaining wider acceptance. Gandhiji spoke about waste management even sooner than India attained freedom, but now we are producing more garbage than sooner than. In 1904, when he was travelling to Johannesburg from Durban, he was passed a e-book ‘Unto the Last’ by John Ruskin, which he later translated and expanded, and revealed it beneath the identify ‘Sarvodaya’. Gandhiji succeeded in freeing India from British Rule, but may not see Sarvodaya established in society,” Prof Kumar mentioned.

Head of trade department, UoM Prof N Nagaraj remarked that the dying of Gandhiji, a prophet of reality and peace by the hands of Nathuram Godse, was an extremely tragic episode in India’s historical past.

Guruvamma, a pourakarmika, was felicitated on the instance.

Meanwhile, scholars of the social work department performed a jatha on the Manasagangothri campus, and rendered bhajans all over the event together with Raghupathi Raghava Raja Ram penned by Gandhi himself.

The Mahatma remembered

Members of the Mysuru City and District Freedom Fighters’ Association paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the Freedom Fighters’ Park. Freedom fighter T Venkatachalaiah known as on the other folks to respect the National Flag and Anthem, which he mentioned will have to stay symbols of our delight. “The nation may well be divided along the lines of ideologies, but we will have to respect the National Flag. Despite our differences, we will have to stay united,” he mentioned.

Dr MG Krishnamurthy, meanwhile, lamented the rampancy in all levels of administration in a rustic, for the liberty of which many people had laid down their lives.

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