National Education Society (NES)
During the Freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation stressed the need for quality rural education and development of women education and urged the leaders and youth to help in promoting it. Senior Freedom fighters and public of Shimoga we re first to respond to the call of Mahatma. In 1946 they set up the National education society at Shimoga which is the important place of Malnad Area of Western Ghat Region in the Country which is endowed with rich and enchanting grace of Nature. The Soci ety with the zeal dedication of senior leaders of the district like Mr. S.V.Krishna Murthy Rao, former deputy speaker of Loksabha, Mr.H.S.Rudrappa, Former Minister of Karnataka. Mr.P.Murudappa, Mr.R.K.Jayatheerthachar and Mr.S.Narasimha Murthy senior Advoc ates, Mr.S.R.Nagappa Shrestty, Ex - MLA and a great social worker and others strived hard to build the institution as founders to achieve the aspirations of Mahatma. The society started independently Managed High School in the district during 1946 and const ructed its own building with public assistance. With a view to give thrust towards girl’s education NES opened the first Girl’s High School in the district in 1954 and gradually opened educational institutions in rural areas of the district to cater the ne eds of rural people. Many illustrious leaders, statesman, personalities have visited the National education Society and have blessed by appreciating the dedicated service of the society. Among them are Honorable Dr.Rajendra Prasad, former President of Ind ia, Philosopher educationist Dr.S.Radha Krishnan, former president of India, Shri Lal Bahadhur Shastry, Former Prime Minister of India, Sri Jayachamaraj wodeyar, former Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Vinoba Bhave a great leader of Sarvodaya movement, Acharya Tuls i leader of Anavarath Movement are few among them. Despite number of problems during and after freedom struggle the enthusiasm and commitment of National Education Society never deterred towards working for the cause of education. The society started numb er of professional Colleges in the district. Now it is running 40 educational institutions providing education to more than 15,000 students with 1000 staff force. Starting from giving importance to Primary, Secondary and Pre - University education by openin g number of Schools and Junior Colleges, the National Education Society is offering courses with high quality education in Engineering, Law, Commerce, Pharmacy, Applied Science and Home Science through its well established colleges. Thousands of Aluminies of these institutions have made their name and fame earned by obtaining national and international recognitions in their respective fields. DOI: 03.AETS.2013. 4 .F8 © Association of Computer Electronics and Electrical Engineers, 2013 It is a matter of great satisfaction to the society in its efforts to do best for imparting good education to stude nts. Good number of students is coming out from its institutions with flying colours obtaining distinction every year. The Society is managed by an Executive Committee. The directors have taken the development of the Society as a life mission and are conti nuing the efforts to fulfill the aspirations of its founders. It has provided all the necessary facilities with adequate infrastructure to students and staff to promote both curricular and co - curricular activities. The National Education Society observed its Golden Jubilee during 1998, and dedicated a statue to Mr. S. R. Nagappa Shrestty, a man who devoted his life to the development of the society.