Mangaluru, Apr 26, 2015: The efforts of ancient King Bhagiratha in bringing River Ganga down to earth from heaven in the best interests of his people, should be a model to the present day administrators, said Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim.
He was presiding over the Bhagiratha Jayanthi programme organised in the city on April 25, Saturday under the joint aegis of the DK District Administration, Department of Kannada and Culture, Zilla Panchayat and DK unit of Kannada Sahitya Parishat.
The Deputy Commissioner also hoped that the birth anniversary of such great mythological characters will be celebrated by the public too in the years to come.
Earlier, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat inaugurated the programme.
Veteran writer Polali Nityananda Karanth gave a talk on King Bhagiratha and also about the success stories of several great men who put in Bhagiratha efforts.
Ivan D’Souza, MLC, Vijayalakshmi Shetty, President of Federation of Women’s Organisations, Srividya, ZP CEO, Chandrahas Rai B, Assistant Director of Department of Kannada and Culture were present among others.