History of KLE
KLE Society-since 1916
100 years of transforming lives
A grand 100 years of outstanding service to the society.
In 1916,a dedicated group of teachers belonging to the Veerashaiva community, popularly known as Lingayats, embarked upon a dream. Their vision, the legacy of selfless-service and sacrifice left behind by the founding fathers is pursued sincerely by the Management to this day. Karnataka Lingayat Education Society, an organization that fosters and values initiative amongst its pupils has consistently stepped up to the mark: always striving for excellence and attaining it. The commitment and dedication of the society has made it a vast educational phenomenon that manages more than 240 institutions. With an asset exceeding over 16000 employees and more than 100,000 students from kindergarten to doctoral programs, the society has made its contribution and accelerated progress in different fields namely, healthcare, Agriculture, engineering, IT, pharmacy, law, nursing, art and education.
Today, the selfless dedication and pioneering spirit of its founders is propagated by the Chairman of the society, Dr Prabhakar Kore, with an impeccable track record of taking the society to higher echelons of success and excellence. The K.L.E Society's Basava International School, New Delhi, stands testimony to the high professional standards aimed for and achieved by the K.L.E Society.
Basava International School aims to inculcate the core values of the society and shape up the personalities of learners. Basava strives to train young minds to be the doers , the achievers and meet the challenges with determination and compassion under the aegis of KLE Society. The school is a blend of values, traditions, technology and a quest for excellence
Guests & dignitaries of KLE
Our Hon'ble Guests
- 1. The then Prime Minister of India,Late Shri Lal Bahaddur Shastri visited Lingaraj College, Belgaum, as the Chief Guest at Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in 1950.
- 2. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru – inaugurated School Building of K.L.E. Shri Kadashiddeshwar High School at Saundatti on 20th December,1951.
- 3. Scientist Sir C.V. Raman inaugurated Raja Lakhagouda Science Institute, Belgaum in 1958.
- 4. H.E. the then Vice-President of India Late Dr. S. Radha Krishnan was the Chief Guest at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of KLE Lingaraj College, Belgaum in 1961.
- 5. The then Vice-President of Indian ShriB.D.Jatti visited Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, in 1967.
- 6. The then Prime Minister of India, Late Smt. Indira Gandhi visited Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute, Belgaum, on 10.01.1967
- 7. The then Deputy Prime Minister Shri Murarji Desai visited Golden Jubilee Celebrations of K.L.E. Society in 1969.
- 8. The Then President of India Sri Neelam Sanjeev Reddy visited K.L.E. Society's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of K.L.E. Society in 1979.
- 9. The then President of India H.E. Gyani Zail Singh inaugurated K.L.E. Society's Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Belgaum on 03.09.1986.
- 10. Silver Jubilee Celebrations of S.Nijalingappa College, Bangalore – 1988 Chief Guests :Shri S.Nijalingappa, Shri Devegowda, Shri Bommai, Shri Ramkrishna Hegde
- 11. Hon'ble Late Shri Rajeev Gandhi was the Chief Guest on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum on 19.01.1989.
- 12. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, H.E.the then Vice-President of India visited K.L.E. Institutions on the occasion of 21st All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha Adivesan held at Belgaum in 1992.
- 13. Silver Jubilee Celebrations of G.I.Bagewadi College, Nipani – 1995 Chief Guests :Shri B.Shankaranand, ShriSharadraoji Pawar
- 14. The Then Hon'ble Prime Minister Late ShriP.V. NarasimhaRao inaugurated 1000 Beds KLE Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Belgaum on 02.03.1996.
- 15. His Excellency Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam inaugurated CT, MRI, Kindly Foundation & Dharmashala at KLES, Dr.PrabhakarKore Hospital &M.R.C. Belgaum on 15.10.2004.He also inaugurated R.H.Kulkarni Memorial Lecture Hall complex at B.V.Bhoomaraddi College of Engg. & Tech., Hubli.
- 16. Prof. U.R.Rao, Chairman of Indian Space Research Centre visited KLES Dr.Prabhakar Kore Hospital &M.R.C. Belgaum on 14.02.2006.
- 17. Hon'ble Shri Gulab Nabi Azad, inaugurated Post-Graduate Ayurved Sciences Block at KLESB.M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum and also laid foundation stone for KLE Charitable Hospital, Belgaum – South and JNMC Pathology Museum and inaugurated the naming of JN Medical College Library 17.03.2012.
- 18. US Health Secretary Ms.Kathleen Sebilius visited KLE Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, on 15.01.2012.
- 19. Shri Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat visited KLEJawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi on 19.12.2013 for Suvarna JNMC Sambhram.
- 20. Hundreds of National and International figures visited KLE.
To name a few more – Dr.B.Rajendra Prasad, Nani Palkiwala, Shri B.Shankaranand, Shri Veerendra Patil, Shri L.K.Advani, Shri Arun Jaitely, Anupam Kher, Dr.Gangubai Hanagall, Dr.Narayan Murthy, Dr.Y.S.Rajshekhar Reddy, S.M.Krishna, Padma Vibhushan Mr. Ratan Tata, International Cricketers – Anil Kumble & R. Vinayakumar, Dr.Chandrashekhar Kambar
OUR PRIDE : KLE's ALUMNI
KLE Society's alumni have made successful contributions to the world on both large and small scales. On the auspicious occasion of the Centenary celebrations, Basava applauds , the elite alumni of KLE Society, who lead the way to change and launched extraordinary lives.
We are proud of our alumni community and here we share few namesBarrister Nath Pai - A Great Parliamentarian
B. Shankaranand - Former Union Minister
Padma Shri Sudha Murthy - Chairman, Infosys Foundation
Sunil Joshi – National Cricketer
Chandrashekhar Kambar - Jnyan Peeth Award Winner
Mr. Datar - A legal luminary
Dr.Shivanand Patil - Eminent Scientist of international reputation, IOWA University, USA
Shri Jagadish Shetter - Former Chief Minister of Karnataka
Mr. Pradeep Vajram - Founder Spike Techn. – Top 10 design centres in Silicon Valley
Mr. Umesh Vaidyamath – Top 50 Asian Entrepreneurs in USA
Mr. Dileep Miskin - Former GM, Forbes Marshall
Shri Ananth Kumar - Hon'ble Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Basava Salutes the Elite Stalwarts.
You've set your goals; Worked so hard, faced your challenges, kept your faith, and used the gifts God gave you. You all are the Best ….! Treasures of the World….! Our pride and joy for you goes far beyond words….!!!!!