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Buddha, Basava & Ambedkar represent distinct qualities that made them eternal in society: VC Hemanth Kumar

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Bharathi Hurugal

Mysuru: Vice- Chancellor of University of Prof G Hemanth Kumar described the distinct qualities of Buddha, Basava and Ambedkar that they still remain in the heart of every Indian.

Department of Studies in Mass Communication and Journalism, Universty of Mysore had organised the birth anniversaries of Buddha, Basava and Dr B R Ambedkar at Hermman Moggling Auditorium on campus.

UoM VC Prof G Hemanth Kumar, Registrar R Shivappa, prof (Retd) B P Mahesh Chandra Guru, HoD, Journalism and Mass Communication, Dr C K Puttaswamy, Prof Dr M S Sapna and Assistant Prof Dr N Mamatha at Buddha, Basava and Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations organised on Thursday

In his inaugural address, Hemanth Kumar who addressed the gathering said “Buddha represents peace and sacrifice, while Basava stands for equality and Baba Saheb represents the voice against castism. All the three remain in the hearts of every Indian”.

This is a competitive world. Being the students of journalism, you are the one’s who are going to touch the society. So all of you must be well equipped and updated to thrive in this society, said VC in his call to budding journalists.

Dignitaries offer floral tributes to the portraits of Buddha, Basava and Dr B R Ambedkar

“Journalists have a big social, professional and ethical responsibility. So students must have both social and ethical values like Budhha, Basava and Baba Saheb who brought light in the lives of those who lived in darkness” said Prof R Shivappa, Registrar of the University.

Prof B P Mahesh Chandra Guru, retired professor of Journalism and Mass Communication who also spoke asserted that ” We are happy, safe and comfortable today because of the sacrifices made by the trio in the past. Buddha, Basava and Ambedkar are the saviors of mankind from anarchy. Therefore the younger generation must study all the three personalities. Being journalism students, you must know how to stay attached to the profession. Students of today must become the voice of the society”.

Another guest of honour, Dr D Anand, Chairman, DOS in Business Administration, Manasagangotri said “The trio whose birth anniversaries we are celebrated today are the three great voices of India who stood for the country’s welfare and liberty”.

Also, media is a field of challenges. One must know how to question the wrongs and face the challenges, because the role of media is equal to half a dozen senators, said Anand.

Dr C K Puttaswamy, Chairman, Department of Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication, Dr M S Sapna, Professor, Dr N Mamatha, Assistant Professor, guest faculties, research scholars and students of the department were present.

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