Bhajans, lectures, music and other programmes were held at various places in city to mark Gandhi Jayanthi today.

At Gandhi Square: On behalf of the District Administration, District In-Charge Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Square this morning in the presence of Mayor N.M. Rajeshwari, Deputy Mayor V. Shailendra, Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha, Regional Commissioner M.V. Jayanthi, MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh, MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah, City Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem, MLAs Vasu and Tanveer Sait, ZP President Mahadev and others.

At Town Hall: An All-Community Prayer was held at Town Hall premises to mark Gandhi Jayanthi. Swami Veereshanandaji of Ramakrishna Ashram spoke on Gandhiji.

Members of various communities rendered bhajans, devotional and patriotic songs to spread the message of communal harmony. All India Radio (AIR) artiste Ravishankar conducted the programme.

At Music Varsity: A programme was held at Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music University premises in Lakshmipuram here.

Freedom fighter Jayasimha offered floral tributes to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. Students of the Varsity rendered patriotic songs on the occasion.

Music Varsity Vice-Chancellor Dr. Hanumanna Nayaka Dore, Registrar Dr. M. Basavanna, Registrar (Evaluation) M.S. Shekhar, Sanskrit Scholar Dr. H. Shivananjappa and others were present.

At Vartha Bhavan: A programme was organised at Vartha Bhavan premises on Dhanvantri Road here today which featured music and bhajans by Vid. K. Guruprasad and students of Natya Sangeethalaya.

Journalism Professor of Mysore University Prof. Usharani delivered the lecture on ‘Gandhiji and Journalism.”

Information Department Deputy Director A.R. Prakash and others were present.

At Gandhi Bhavan: A programme was also organised by Gandhi Bhavan in association with Jnana Deepa Education Trust and Saptagiri PU College at Gandhi Bhavan in Manasagangotri here.

Speaking after inaugurating the programme, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement founder Dr. R. Balasubramanyam regretted that the verdict of the Fodder Scam that occurred in 1996, coming out after 17 years, is in itself an insult to our laws and totally contrary to the concept of laws propagated by Mahatma Gandhi.

Mysore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa, Registrar Prof. C. Basavaraj, Gandhi Bhavan Director Dr. Sugitha Suvarna, Jnana Deepa Education Trust President B.R. Anand Kumar, Sapthagiri PU College Principal G.N. Srinivas Murthy, freedom fighter Gundappa Gowda and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore