Mangaluru, oct 2, 2015: Rich tributes were paid to the Father of the Nation on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi at a function held at Gandhi Park on October2, Friday under the aegis of Bharath Seva Dal. Several dignitaries including Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim who graced the ceremony garlanded the statue of the Mahatma.
In his address, the Deputy Commissioner urged the people to follow the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi to lead a peaceful life of harmonious co-existence as per the vision of Gandhiji. The messages and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi are far more relevant in the present times when here is violence and hatred in the society, he said.
He also released a book named ‘Gandhiji’s Dreams’ on the occasion. Gidigere Ramakka, a folk artiste was honoured at the function.
S Murugan, Police Commissioner, Dr Sharanappa, SP, Basheer Baikampady, President of Bharath Seva Dal, Rajalakshmi, Education Officer, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President and others were present.