Mangaluru, Oct 2,2017 : Gandhi Jayanthi, the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation was celebrated here on October 2 by the Rashtriya Seva Dal and Kannada Sahitya Parishad.
Addressing a function held in this connection, J R Lobo, MLA of Mangaluru South exhorted people to follow Gandhian ideals. Pointing out that only students participate in such celebrations, the MLA said there was a need for elders too to evince interest in attending such programmes.
The teachings and message of Gandhiji are relevant at all times, Lobo and added that Gandhi Jayanthi is not just an observance, but a day when the people of the nation have to pledge to incorporate Gandhian ideals in one’s lives.
Civic worker and Gandhian Rudrappa was honoured on the occasion. Bashir Baikampady, District Committee President of Bharatiya Seva Dal, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, District President of Kannada Sahitya Parishad, Kumar, Additional DC, Guruprasad, Tahsildar and others were present.
Prior to the function, students participated in a procession from Ambedkar Circle and later paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by garlanding his statue.