The youth should not be swayed by vested interests trying to divide the country on the basis of religion, caste, language or region, Animal Husbandry Minister and district in-charge Revu Naik Belamagi said here on Thursday.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Republic Day celebrations at the Nehru stadium.
“All progress made by the country is because of our democratic system of governance,” he said, and urged the youth to uphold these values.
Mr. Belamagi pointed out that the Constitution did not give absolute powers to anybody and everyone was expected to work within its framework.
He listed the achievements of the BJP Government over the last three years and urged officials to work harder to ensure that the benefits of government programmes reached the people.
N. Dharam Singh, MP, Khaji Arshed Ali, MLC, MLAs Rahim Khan and Bandeppa Kashempur, zilla panchayat president Kushal Patil Gadagi, Babu Jagjivan Ram Leather Industries Development Corporation chairman Rajendra Verma, Deputy Commissioner Sameer Shukla and Superintendent of Police N. Satish Kumar were present.