Bengaluru. Jan 30:Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals are pillars of Independent and Republic India, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
Speaking to media persons after paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on the Martyrs’ Day, he said, “we are commemorating the day Gandhi laid down his life as the Martyrs’ Day. Mahatma Gandhi is a world leader. A strong proponent of truth and non violence. Despite suffering imprisonment, lathi blows and other hardship he resolved to attain freedom for the country through the principles of non violence, peace and truth. He never gave up his ideal of non violence, Bommai said.
“My life is my message,” Mahatma had said. One needs immense moral strength to admit things that Gandhi has shared in his biography ‘My Experiments with Truth.” That is why he became the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi, Bommai said.
Gandhi’s ideals and principles are beacons of light for us. Thousands attained martyrdom apart from Gandhi. Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai are prominent among them. “I am paying tributes to all the martyrs today,” Bommai said.
Significant progress has been made in the last 75 years after independence. But we could have achieved more. That is why Prime Minister Modi has launched programmes like Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Sab Ka Sath Sab Ka Vikas, revolutionary changes are being brought in rural development, urban development, energy, education and health sectors. “This is a day to make a resolve to strive for development of the state and make it a prosperous state,” Bommai said.
Towing: Outrageous conduct cannot be tolerated
Replying to a question on frequent tiffs between the police and the public over towing of parked vehicles, Bommai said, “the existing towing system is being reviewed. Earlier the police department itself used to do it. Now it has been assigned to private contractors. I too have observed many incidents. The public should follow the rules. But those who enforce the law should conduct themselves courteously with the public. Outrageous behaviour cannot be tolerated. I will hold a meeting tomorrow(Monday) with the Police Commissioner, DGP and Traffic Police officials. We will have a total review of the existing system. Many changes would be brought to make it people-friendly,” Bommai said.
Help for Janeesh’s treatment
Reacting to appeal for aid to ailing Janeesh, a kid who needs Rs16cr for treatment, Bommai said, there are many such kids who need help. necessary help would be rendered after getting all the details about the ailment and treatment. He also appealed to people to contribute their mite.
Seating system in Cinema Halls
Replying to a question about film industry representatives expressing their displeasure about Covid restrictions on cinema halls, Bommai said, as a Home Minister and Chief Minister I have provided many facilities for the. A suitable decision would be taken after seeking suggestions from the expert committee on their demands