Gandhi Smriti held at MGM College1 min read
Manipal: The Udupi district division of Karnataka Konu Sauharda Vedike (KKVS) organized a ‘Gandhi Smriti’ programme at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College (MGM) campus on January 30 to discuss Gandhi, his take on religion and his ideologies. The event was held on the 64th Anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination.
Varadesh Hiregange, journalist and current Director of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) was the main speaker at the event. He spoke of the various aspects of Gandhian socialism and Gandhi’s influence on those who follow him and criticize him. “Gandhi did not believe in returning to a safe corner”, he said, referring to the fact that Gandhi had visited areas sensitive to communal riots, despite the danger to himself. He also spoke about how Gandhi refusal to visit Sri Krishna Mutt in Udupi, because Harijans or ‘untouchables’ were not allowed to enter the temple.
Dignitaries present at the occasion were K. Phaniraj, a member of KKVS and lecturer at Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT); K. Jayaprakash Hedge, a former Member of Legislative Assembly; G.Rajashekhar, KKSV President, Udupi and Dinakar Bengre, KKSV Secretary.
Sub-edited by: Natasha Mendon