Jamshedpur: Governor Draupadi Murmu on Friday emphasized on moral education and said that it plays an important role in building the character of a person.
She was addressing the inaugural function of the three-day Trishul Utsav organised by Bharat Sevashram Sangh on its premises at Sonari. The Trishul Utsav which marks the birth anniversary of Swami Pranavananda, founder of the Sangh, this year coincides with the centenary celebrations of the social and welfare activities of the philanthropic outfit.
On the occasion the governor inaugurated the ‘Centenary Seva Prakalpa’ wherein the Sangh took a pledge to carry forward its welfare activities for another 100 years.
“The social activities carried out by the sangha are commendable,” she said while hailing the endeavours of the Sangh in imparting free education to the under-privileged children.
In her 15-minute speech, the governor stressed the need for moral education apart from formal education.
Earlier in the morning, cultural secretary of the Sangh, Sashwatanandaji Maharaj hoisted the saffron flag.
The highlight of the three day celebration is the tribal conference which will be organized tomorrow. The conference will see participation of Ghatshila MLA Laxman Tudu, Jamshedpur MP Vidyut Varan Mahato, syndicate member of Kolhan University professor Digambar Hansda and Bailey Bodhanwala, a social worker.
Students of BSS Pranavananda Centenary Residential High School will stage cultural performances on the second day. Moreover, a host of cultural performances will be staged by a troupe from Midnapore.
Sashwatanandaji Maharaj appealed to the people of the steel city to attend the four day celebrations and make the event a grand success.