BENGALURU: Observing that even highly educated citizens do not appear to be aware of the fundamental duties highlighted in the Constitution, the High Court on Saturday said that suitable chapters can be added in the textbooks to teach civic sense to children and youths at the early stage of education.
Justice A N Venugopala Gowda passed the order in a suo motu case after hearing all the stakeholders. “A systematic effort should be made to spread awareness on fundamental duties which would educate the citizens to effectively imbibe the same and actively involve in nation building measures,” Justice Gowda said. He said the State and the media should play an active role in the process of creating awareness about fundamental dutes.
Election petition dismissed
The High Court on Saturday dismissed the election petition filed by defeated JD(S) candidate Dr K Annadani. He had challenged the election of Congress candidate P M Narendra Swamy from Malavalli Assembly Constituency in the election held in 2013. Justice L Narayanaswamy dismissed the petition, saying that the petitioner has failed to prove the charges against Narendra Swamy.
Annadani disputed the election of Narendra Swamy on grounds of error in counting of votes. He also claimed that Narendra Swamy was given ticket from the Congress party despite the dispute that whether he belongs to the very same party or not. It may be noted that Narendra Swamy won by 500 odd votes against Annadani.