Dayananda Sagar, a visionary and founder of Dayanada Sagar Institutions in 1964. He was a cabinet minister when S Nijalingappa was Chief Minister of Karnataka. He acquired 29 acres of land near Banashankari, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, in the area now called Kumaraswamy Layout.
He started with an evening college, which became popular and other educational institutions grew as time passed on.
Now DSI campus has become one of the leading educational institutions in the state with all facilities.
24 July, every year celebrated as Founder's day at the campus, with staff more than 1500 compulsarily present. Dr Doreswamy, MLC and founder secretary of PESSE, was the chief guest gave a fitting tribute to Dayananda Sagar. One of the two son's of Dayanada Sagar, Dr. Premachandra Sagar, now the Vice Chairman and CEO of DSI, spoke at length about his ambitions, dreams and aspirations.
Abhinava Dance Company presented one hour cultural program with classical kathak dance sequences. The performances of artists were commendable.
Lunch was badly organized and food was not good.