Mangaluru: Bharat Seva Dal celebrated Gandhi Jayanti, the birthday of the “Father of the Nation” – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, at the Gandhi park, near Town Hall here, on October 2.
Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim garlanded the statue of the Mahatma along with other dignitaries while the children were shouting slogans praising Gandhi. Urging the gathering to lead a life of peace and harmony, he said that we gather for peace on only one day, October 2. “We have to reflect on why this is so. We see violence, disharmony among people everyday. We need to maintain peace and harmony, not just today, but on every other day too,” he added.
Police commissioner S Murugan also spoke on the occasion and said that we should follow Gandhiji’s principles and ideas of peace and adopt them as a way of life.
A book Gandhiji’s dreams was released by DC A B Ibrahim. Folklore artiste Gidigere Ramakka was felicitated on the occasion.
SP Dr Sharanappa, President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, Bharat Seva Dal President Basheer Baikampady, Information Officer Khader Shah, Education Officer Rajalakshmi and others were also present on the occasion.