‘Besant Institutions are upholding the thoughts and principles of
Dr.Anni Besant event to this day’: Dr. Lokesh K.M.
try to bring about change in India through English education. But they also try
to use education as a tool to bring about western thoughts among Indians. But Annie Besant Irish Women dedicated her
life for a overall development of Indians through an education that supported
Indian ways of thinking. She had a deep
interest about the culture and the ancient religion of Hinduism, which she
studied thoroughly and developed an education system that enhanced the confidence
and persona of India said, the Registrar Mangalore University, Dr. Lokesh
K.M. He was speaking after inaugurating
the centenary celebration of Besant Institutions held on October 1st
2017. ‘Annie Besant had a great interest
in educating Indian women. Her thoughts
were liberal and ideas were strong. She
believed only education can improve the status of women world over. Hence she
established education institutions to support to women’s empowerment. Besant
Institutions are upholding the thoughts and principles of Dr.Anni Besant event to
this day’ he added.
M.L.A. said among the educated 65percent of Indian population only 51 percent
are women. In states like Bihar women’s education is not considered important
even today. Drastic changes have to be
brought about in education system were not only the skills but also the humane
values and quality of thoughts among people must be improved through
Ganesh Karnik, the M.L.C. spoke on this occasion and said the thoughts of Annie
Besant were revolutionary and the effect of her thoughts are still
reverberating in education instituted she has established. Shri Jitakamanandaji Maharaj, ‘Adhyaksha’ of
Ramakrishna Mutt, Mangalore, explained the value and importance of education in
the changing society.
of Mangalore City Corporation Kavitha Sanil was among the guests on the stage.
A CD and the book about the Annie Besant were released during the
occasion. Sushila Rao, Retired principal
of Besant P.U. College gave a talk on Life and Thoughts of Dr. Annie
Bai, retired principal of Besant Women’s college and other retired teachers
were felicitated. A documentary on
Besant Institutions produced by Gautham Jyothsna, lecturer, was released.
president-Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy , vice president- Manel Annappa Nayak, secretary-
Shyam Sunder Kamath, retired deputy governor of RBI-Vittaldas Leeladhar, The president
of Theosophical Society Narasimha Shetty, M.R. Prabhu and Dinaka Sulaya, were on the stage. The convener of centenary celebration
committee Dr. Sathish Kumar Shetty gave the keynote address. K. Devananda Pai, chairman
the centenary celebration committee welcomed. Dr. Meenakshi Ramachandra and
Prof. Shirly Rani compeered.