Mysore/Mysuru: Stressing on the need for Nayaka community members to get educated, KPCC Working President and former Minister Satish Jarkiholi said that community members should effectively utilise education as a tool for giving rather than seeking benefits.
He was speaking after inaugurating Pratibha Puraskar and felicitation of achievers programme organised jointly by Karnataka Rajya Nayakara Yuva Sene, Ravi D. Channannavar Abhimani Balaga and Satish Jarkiholi Abhimani Balaga at Valmiki Bhavan in Vijayanagar Second Stage here on Sunday.
Emphasising that Nayaka community members should follow Dr. Ambedkar’s message that getting education will help in achieving success in all fronts, Satish Jarkiholi said that the community members should try to get jobs by competing under General category in competitive exams. Pointing out that the community members should not wait for Government jobs, he called upon them for becoming entrepreneurs under which they can be employers rather than being just an employee.
Maintaining that the reservation for backward communities is gradually declining in recent years, the KPCC Working President said that the community should get prepared to face such situations. As there is fierce competition in this highly competitive world, it is important to go for capacity building to meet the challenges and demands. If not, it will become all the more difficult in the future if the community cannot overcome the challenges, he added.
CID SP Ravi D. Channannavar, who also spoke, said that developing civic sense is the need of the hour for the society. Observing that there is no point in cursing our misfortunes, he stressed on the need for mingling with the intelligentsia as it will help develop our personality and career.
Ravi Channannavar also gave a hint on joining politics in the future when he said that he will act as per the expectations of the people of Mysuru region.
“Many of my associates said that there are many expectations from me and I should act accordingly. But before that, I have plans to set up a full-fledged competitive exams coaching centre in Mysuru in about four months. Besides, I have plans to establish such centres elsewhere across the State. This is my first priority, after which I will look to meet the aspirations of the people,” he said, thus giving an indication that he may join politics in future.
As many as 104 students of Nayaka community who scored high marks in SSLC and 126 students who scored high marks in PUC were presented with Pratibha Puraskar on the occasion. Also, 20 achievers from different fields were felicitated.
Former Valmiki Development Corporation Chairman S.C. Basavaraju, Nayaka Yuva Sene State President Devaraj T. Katur, District President Shivakumar, office-bearer Harish, KSOU faculty Prof. Manjunath and others were present.