Police Commissioner Chandra Sekhar Inaugurates ‘Chanakya – 2016’
Mangaluru: To mark the Journalism day, Karnataka Journalists Union in association with the Information department, organized a quiz competition “Chanakya – 2016”, for the High School and PUC students at the city Town Hall here on August 6.
The programme began with the singing of the National Anthem followed by a prayer song. The district president of KJU Sudhesh Kumar welcomed the gathering.
The programme was inaugurated by the police commissioner Chandra Sekhar by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries on the dais.
Addressing the gathering Police Commissioner Chandra Sekhar said, “I am very much honoured and it is a matter of pride to inaugurate this programme. The Police and media have a love – hate relationship because sometimes we criticize each other and at other times we go well with each other. In Mangaluru Commissionerate, I really enjoyed the relationship with the media since the journalists here are always into constructive criticism. Like a mirror they show our faces, When we do not clean our face properly, they make us realize it.
He further said, “This is a good idea, the main aim of the KJU is to improve the reading skills of the students. It is a very good objective. I still remember when I was studying in Chennai my father was an agriculturist and later become a contractor. He was always telling me to read newspapers. He wanted me to be educated so he used to bring the newspaper every day and ask me to read for him. In the beginning, I was a bit reluctant to read. But later I started to read the sports column. My father was always advising me to read the newspaper so that I would get more knowledge about the world. To know more about the world you need to read the news. The editorial is very much important as it will help you to understand how we need to think and express ourselves. You should read newspapers when you are young to improve your thinking on certain subjects. The KJU is trying to inculcate the habit of reading among the children”.
While concluding Chandra Sekhar advised the students to read newspapers, especially the editorial to get more knowledge about the present world.
DC Dr Jagadeesha speaking on the occasion said that this programme is very meaningful. Chanakya was a strategist. When a person is very intelligent we call him Chanakya because Chanakya was very knowledgeable. He urged the students to inculcate the habit of reading the news and gain more and more knowledge. Quiz means not only to improve your knowledge and answer the questions to bag the prize. Quiz means to improve one’s general knowledge by studying the subject in depth.
He also said that there are two types of students they are Literates and the educated, literates have information but it is of no use, educated will use the information which will help them to solve the problems in the society.
MUDA Chairman Kodijal Ibrahim and Harikrishna Punaroor also spoke on the occasion. State KJU President Shivapuji delivered the presidential address. General Secretary of KJU Isaac Richard delivered the vote of thanks.