Infosys mentor N R Narayan Murthy who was the chief guest at the VKS 2011 asked the youth of today not to run behind money but work hard, love your work and money will follow you.
He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the VKS 2011 at the District Stadium.
He began his speech saying “kindly keep quiet as I want to speak”.
He thanked the organizers for calling him for such a great event. He further talked about the history of Karnataka and remembered poets, freedom fighters and saints from the state and asked each one to remember them each day.
North Karnataka was not new to him, no doubt I was born in south Karnataka but I am the son in law of North Karnataka. North Karnataka is the heart of the state. He said, “I have travelled to so many places all around the globe but I love the coffee made in Bangalore.” He also stated that Kannada was his mother tongue and he speaks Kannada at home. He also spoke about Infosys foundation and the work done by it and to see the state developed each and every one should strive to develop places which are not developed.
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Anil Kumble president of KSCA said that Belgaum should have a cricket stadium of its own by which we could get international standard players from Belgaum.
Aishwarya Rai spoke begining with Kannada for about a minute and later spoke in Hindi. She said she was thankful to all for calling her for the event and nothing else in both languages.
Aishwarya Rai, Anil Kumble, U R Narayanmurthy and all the politicians along with other dignatories were present on the dais.