“The KLE Society through its educational endeavours has played a pivotal role in the upliftment of North Karnataka. The founding fathers had a dream along with the foresight and determination to translate it into an initiative. The journey of the organization has been challenging but after over 10 decades the recollections are sweet since a lot has been accomplished”, said Shri J C Madhu Swamy, Honorable Minister For Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Legislation and Minister For Minor Irrigation from Water Resources, Govt of Karnataka as he addressed the gathering on the occasion of the 104th Foundation Day of the KLE Society. At the event held at the KLE Centenary Convention Centre on 13th Nov 2019, he applauded the efforts of KLE Society Chairman, Dr Prabhakar Kore and the Members of the Board of Management and called upon the organization to implement special initiatives that would enable students from Karnataka to face the challenges posed by the competitive examinations for academics, administrative services and the armed forces recruitment. He congratulated the KLE Society for providing impetus to research in the field of Health Care and Agriculture and stressed that it was important for research to translate into benefits for people at the grass root levels.
Earlier, KLE Society Chairman, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Dr Prabhakar Kore welcomed the gathering and offered tributes to the founding fathers, the seven teachers-“Saptarishis” and their three benevolent patrons. He highlighted the three-pronged contributions of the KLE Society, namely Education, Healthcare and Research and expressed a deep sense of satisfaction over the fact the more than 50 percent of the KLE institutions are catering to the needs of the rural folk. He appraised the audience about the ongoing collaborative venture of a 600 beds KLE-Aster DM ultra-modern hospital at Bengaluru along with the Cancer Hospital at Belagavi which will soon be operational. He also expressed the desire to undertake similar healthcare venture at Pune and Hubballi. Dr Kore expressed satisfaction over the wonderful work undertaken by the KLE Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Mattikoppa in providing vital inputs that have positively influenced the farming practices in the region.
Reiterating the call give by Honorable Prime Minister during the KLE Centenary Celebrations, Dr Kore highlighted the efforts of KLE towards nurturing sporting talent by adopting 5 athletes to train them for the upcoming Olympics, the contributions of KLE towards research in Maternal and Child Health in association with WHO and the efforts of the organization to emerge as one among the top centres for learning in the world.
In his Presidential remarks, ShriShivanandKoujalagi, President, KLE Society made special mention of the visionary leadership of Dr Prabhakar Kore that has propelled the organization to assume a status of global repute.
On this occasion, students from various institutions of KLE Society were felicitated for their accomplishments at the International and National Levels.
Event Chairman, Life Member, KLE Society, DrSudhaRaddi proposed the vote of thanks.
Members of the Board of Management, Life Members, Heads of various institutions, other dignitaries and students were present.