Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals always relevant – DC Venkatesh
Udupi: The district administration, Udupi City Municipal council and District Information and Broadcasting department organised district – level Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at Ajjarkadu Bhujanga Park here on Sunday, October 2.
Venkatesh, deputy commissioner Udupi district garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and paid floral tributes to the father of the nation.
Speaking on the occasion DC Venkatesh said that Gandhiji had a lot of concern for the society, and came up with solutions for the problems. His ideals such as truth, non-violence, peace and simplicity are relevant at all times. Gandhiji’s birthday is most appropriate as he had always emphasized on the adoption of cleanliness in our daily lives. Gandhiji said that ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’. He had stressed the importance of a disease free and clean body.
The Deputy Commissioner mentioned that Udupi City municipal council was recognised as an open defecation-free city in the state. The Zilla panchayat also is in the seventh place in cleanliness. DC urged all those present to make their individual contribution toward cleanliness and the Swacch Bharat mission.
Meenakshi Madhva Bannaje president Udupi city municipal council, Sheela K Shetty vice president Udupi Zilla panchayat, Yaspal Suvarna, Yuvaraj, Janardhan Bhandarkar, Narayan Kundar and others were present on the occasion