Independence Day was celebrated across Mandya and Ramanagaram districts on Wednesday.
C.S. Puttaraju, Minor Irrigation Minister, hoisted the national flag and received the guard of honour at the Sir. M. Visvesvaraya District Stadium.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Puttaraju assured that the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government is committed to solving the woes of farmers.
The Minister said that he would not announce any schemes in view of the model code of conduct that is in force for the coming urban local body elections.
The farmers should not attempt suicide but should utilise the loan waiver and development schemes announced by the coalition government.
Captain K. Rajendra, Deputy Commissioner of Ramanagaram, took the salute at the Independence Day celebrations at the district stadium in Ramanagaram.
He recollected the struggles of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Subhash Chandra Bose and other leaders for the freedom of the country. The Deputy Commissioner has listed several popular schemes of the state government including Krishi Bhagya and subsidy for farmers.
The government will initiate measures to uplift sericulture farmers, he said.
Students performed cultural programmes on patriotic themes at both the places. A good number of contingents of police, National Cadet Corps (NCC) and Scouts and Guides participated in the parades.
According to reports reaching here, Independence Day celebrations were held at government and private institutions with patriotic fervour across both the districts on Wednesday.
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