“Stand up for the truth at any cost.”
On 25th February 1934, while Mahatma Gandhiji was about to leave Udupi, the volunteers of Udupi wanted ‘one word’ from Gandhi, and for which he said: “Stand up for the truth at any cost.” In actual terms it is remembered that this 'one liner' became a potent message for the freedom struggle and constructive programme in the region. For a deserving individual it became motto of righteous living and personality development.
Thus, on the occasion of Gandhi-150 and 85 years of Gandhiji's visit to Udupi, it will be befitting to remember this timeless motto and rededicate ourselves to the boundless ideal by incorporating it in our lives. Here is a newspaper clipping from the Mangalore edition of the New Indian Express that quotes from the findings of the Gandhian Study Centre of MGM College, Udupi in its special report:-