30,000 students attend tiranga rally in Mysuru | Mysuru News – Times of India


MYSURU: The royal city of Mysuru on Friday started the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence hosting a mega tiranga rally starting from the Mysuru Palace premises in which over 30,000 students participated holding the national flag.
Ahead of Independence Day celebrations on Monday, the rally heralded the season of patriotism with thousands of students waving the tricolour and hailing India. They swayed to the tune of acclaimed music director AR Rahaman’s ‘Vande Mataram’ at the end of the rally at Vidyaranyapura.

Students dressed at freedom fighters Onake Obavva, Kittur Rani Chennamma, Jansi Lakshmi Bai, Krantiveer Sangolli Rayanna and Bhagat Singh to name a few joined the Tiranga rally and marched through the main thoroughfares of the city.
At the start of the event at 9.30am, Dasara jumbos camping at the palace premises joined the celebrations as VIPs offered them traditional pooja. It took nearly two hours for the rally to reach its destination of Vidyaranyapuram.
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Addressing the students, primary education minister BC Nagesh said the national education policy is designed to inculcate and promote patriotism among the student community.
“Lakhs of freedom fighters have struggled to get India its freedom. There is a need to focus on them,” he said, stressing the need to teach the freedom movement to students at the primary level.
Referring to the multitude of students, he said though they have walked for over 5km, they are not tired. “They are consumed by patriotic fervour. This indicates that India has a bright future and will lead the comity of nations,’ he said.
BJP MLA SA Ramadas was present.

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