“Equality is a gift given by the constitution of India”, said Prof P L Dharma, Registrar of Evaluation, Mangalore University, here on Friday, 26th November. He was speaking at the Constitution Day celebrations held at the University premises.
The Electoral Literacy Club in association with Nitte Institute of Communication, Nitte Institute of Architecture and Department of Humanities, Nitte DU organised this program.
“Our constitution considers everyone, the rich, the poor and people belonging to different religions equal. We are citizens of this country first and our religion comes next. If we abide by our constitution we ensure that democracy is upheld”, he said. Constitution Day is a day when we celebrate freedom. Even to this day, there are countries where women are deprived of basic rights. India is considered unique because irrespective of religion, language, gender, people are treated equally.
Prof (Dr) Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice-Chancellor, Nitte (Deemed to be University) spoke about the equal opportunities provided by Nitte DU in his presidential speech. He quoted poet Kanakadasa who propagated freedom in the fifteenth century. He also said the University is encouraging activities that strengthen the pillars of democracy.
Prof (Dr) Alka Kulkarni, Registrar, Nitte DU was present at the program. Prof. Raviraj, Head, Nitte Institute of Communication spoke of the importance of observing Constitution Day in his introductory remarks. Prof Vinod Aranha, Director, Nitte Institute of Architecture, Dr Saigeeta, Head, Department of Humanities were present. The Nodal Officer of the Electoral Literacy Club and Program Coordinator Ms. Suma NS welcomed the guests.