Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: President of the district unit of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat D. Manjunath said here on Friday that the lack of interest among the youth to imbibe the ideals of leaders in various fields was a matter of concern.

He was speaking as the chief guest at the birth centenary celebrations of the founder of the Bharat Seva Dal N.S. Hardikar organised by the district unit of the Bharat Seva Dal and the Department of Public Instruction.

The youth appeared to be more interested in scoring marks in their examinations rather than improving their intellectual capacity, he said.

Mr. Manjunath said it was natural for hurdles to crop up and asked the youth to face them with courage and determination.

He emphasised the need for students to make use of libraries to widen their horizons.

He lauded the contribution of the late Hardikar in channelling the potential of youngsters in constructive activities, through his voluntary organisation.

President of the district unit of the Bharat Seva Dal Y.H. Nagaraj, principal of the Teachers' Training Centre Kalpanadevi, member of the central committee of the Bharat Seva Dal B.V. Shamiah and president of the taluk unit of the dal Ramesh Babu were present.