Orientation camp for K'taka political leaders

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Mysore, Sep 23: About 65 legislators of the Karnataka Assembly attended the a three-day orientation programme organised by a religious organisation at Suttur Village near here.

The programme, organised by Jagadaguru Sri Veerasimhasana Mahasamasthana Mutt led by seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, aims at bringing people's representatives together to discuss various issues related to their duties and responsibilities.

Inaugurating the programme, founder ISHA foundation of Coimbatore, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev underlined the importance of qualities of the leadership.

"The political leaders have to take all sections of the society confidence. The present day situation is disappointing while the quality of leadership is on a decline across political parties. This has resulted in failure in effective implementation of pro-people programmes," he said.

Stating that the country had enough resources to provide for the needy, he said the problem was of lack of 'willingness' among the leaders. They leaders should adopt spiritualism in their life so that their aims and goals could be achieved, he said.

Former Chief Minister H D Kumraswamy, who presided over the function, regretted that 'all' political parties and its leaders had failed to deliver. They were practicing politics for their own survival, he said.

Leader of the opposition in Legislative Council V S Ugrappa, stressed the need for the legislators to understand the rules and regulations of the Assembly. They should know the basic social concepts and relevance of politicians in the present situation.

Dharmadikari of Shreekshetra Dharmastahla Veerendra Heggde, noted social worker Anna Hazare, planning commission member Kirit S Parikh and Magasayasy award winner Prakash Amte would deliver talks during the three-day programme.

Convenor of the programme G R Channabasappa said the proceedings of the programme would be brought out in he book form and circulated among the legislators and the government.

UNI

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