“An intent to do good for the society combined with determination always goes a long way. Late Shri. Rathnavarma Heggade, the former Dharmaadhikari of Dharmasthala was very much a man of strong ideals, which helped him pay no heed to discouragements and transform the tiny village of Ujire into an education hub. His determination has today resulted in great futures for a great number of students”, said the Associate Director of SDME Society, Prof. S Prabhakar. He was speaking as he inaugurated the Mangalore University level debate competition held in memory of Late Shri. Rathnavarma Heggade, at SDM College Ujire.
35 colleges of Mangalore University took part in the competition, out of which the team from Poorna Prajna Udupi bagged the first place. The team from Sri Bhuvanendra College Karkala bagged the second place. The winners were awarded at the valedictory ceremony held on the same day in the presence of Secretary of SDME Society, Dr. B Yashovarma.