LIST OF DIGNITARIES WHO HAVE GRACED OUR INSTITUTES

Our renowned institutes have played host to a number of prominent dignitaries from Ministers to Presidents and other notable personalities over the years. The presence of these dignitaries in our reputable institutions speaks volumes of our excellence in education and health care, providing the people of our country an access to superior facilities and amenities in every sphere and ensuring the KLE Society reaches enviable heights.

  • The Former Governor of Bombay, Sir Fredrick Sykes inaugurated Lingaraj College, Belagavi on 29.09.1933.
  • The Former Governor of Bombay, His Excellency Lord Brabourne, visited the Lingaraj College, Belagavi and performed the opening ceremony of the Brabourne hostel and Lord Brabourne laid the foundation stone of Lingaraj Hostel on 26th October 1934.
  • The First Indian Governor of Bombay, His Excellency Late Raja Maharaja Singh installed Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Lingaraj College garden. On this Occasion Rani Maharaja Singh, laid the foundation of Lingaraj College Ladies Hostel on 5th October 1948.
  • The former Prime Minister of India, Late Shri Lal Bahaddur Shastri visited Lingaraj College, Belagavi, as the Chief Guest at Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in 1950.
  • Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru – inaugurated School Building of K.L.E. Shri Kadashiddeshwar High School at Saundatti on 20th December, 1951.
  • The renowned Scientist Sir C.V. Raman inaugurated Raja Lakhagouda Science Institute, Belagavi in 1958.
  • The Former Vice-President of India Late Dr. S. Radha Krishnan was the Chief Guest at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of KLE Lingaraj College, Belagavi in 1961.
  • The Former Vice-President of India Shri B.D.Jatti visited Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi, in 1967.
  • The Former Prime Minister of India, Late Smt. Indira Gandhi visited Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute, Belagavi, on 10.01.1967
  • The Former Governor of Punjab, His Excellency Late Dr.D.C.Pawate visited Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi in September, 1967.
  • The Former Deputy Prime Minister Shri Murarji Desai visited Golden Jubilee Celebrations of K.L.E. Society in 1969.
  • The Former Governor of Mysore, His Excellency Late Shri G.S.Pathak visited J.N.Medical college campus in October, 1969.
  • The Former Governor of Mysore, His Excellency Late Shri Mohanlal Sukhadia visited J.N.Medical college campus in May, 1972.
  • The Former President of India Sri Neelam Sanjeev Reddy visited K.L.E. Society’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of K.L.E. Society in 1979.
  • The Former Governor of Karnataka, His Excellency Shri Govind Narayan visited KLE S.K. Arts & H.S.K. Science Institute, Hubballi in the Silver Jubilee Celebrations held in 1979.
  • The Former President of India Gyani Zail Singh inaugurated K.L.E. Society’s Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Belagavi on 03.09.1986.
  • Silver Jubilee Celebrations of S.Nijalingappa College, Bangalore – 1988 Chief Guests : Shri S.Nijalingappa, Shri Devegowda, Shri Bommai, Shri Ramkrishna Hegde
  • Hon’ble Late Shri Rajeev Gandhi was the Chief Guest on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi in 19.01.1989.
  • Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Former Vice-President of India visited K.L.E. Institutions on the occasion of 21st All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha Adivesan held at Belagavi in 1992.
  • Silver Jubilee Celebrations of G.I.Bagewadi College, Nipani – 1995Chief Guests : Shri B.Shankaranand, Shri Sharadraoji Pawar
  • The Former Hon’ble Prime Minister Late Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao inaugurated 1000 Beds KLE Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Belagavi on 02.03.1996.
  • The Former President of India, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam inaugurated CT, MRI, Kidney Foundation & Dharmashala at KLES Dr.Prabhakar Kore Hospital & M.R.C. Belagavi on 15.10.2004. He also inaugurated R.H.Kulkarni Memorial Lecture Hall complex at B.V.Bhoomaraddi College of Engg. & Tech., Hubballi.
  • Prof. U.R.Rao, Chairman of Indian Space Research Centre visited KLES Dr.Prabhakar Kore Hospital & M.R.C. Belagavi on 14.02.2006.
  • The Former Governor of Maharashtra, His Excellency Shri S.M.Krishna inaugurated KLE Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital – 64 Slice CT Scan at Belagavi in 2008.
  • Hon’ble Shri Gulab Nabi Azad, inaugurated Post-Graduate Ayurved Sciences Block at KLES B.M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belagavi and also laid foundation stone for KLE Charitable Hospital, Belagavi – South and JNMC Pathology Museum and inaugurated the naming of JN Medical College Library after the Former Principal, JNMC and Former Vice-Chancellor, KUD as “Dr.S.G.Desai Library”, on 17.03.2012.
  • US Health Secretary Ms.Kathleen Sebilius visited KLE Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi, on 15.01.2012.
  • The Former Governor of Karnataka, His Excellency Shri Hansaraj Bharadwaj visited S.Nijalilngappa College, Bangalore in 2010 and J.N.Medical college campus in April, 2012.
  • Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat visited KLE Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi on 19.12.2013 for Suvarna JNMC Sambhram.