Members of the teaching faculty and students of the Government First Grade College for Women in Hassan observed World Peace Day on Wednesday by fasting.
Their aim was to spread the message of harmony and brotherhood.
Assistant professor Srinivas, who along with assistant professor Vedamurthy and principal V. Krishnappa, among others, observed the fast, said, “The recent events at the national level had influenced us to fast and spread the message of peace.”
Mr. Srinivas referred to the fasts observed by social activist Anna Hazare and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. “We are distributing pamphlets with messages on world peace through our students so as to reach out to more number of people,” he added.
Meanwhile, members of the Lions Club International took out a jatha here to observe the day. College students also took part in the jatha.