Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee is a model for many state panels because there is no dearth of devoted and dedicated leaders whose only aim of life is to serve the party as well as to contribute their mite to the welfare of the society at large and service to humanity. Among these leaders, Deepthi Gowda occupies a prominent place. As a general secretary of Karnataka Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee, she has a 24×7 schedule to strengthen the grass root support of the party particularly creating awareness among women folk. Such leaders are really an asset to the Congress in the state. With her sheer devotion and dedication to her work, she gained confidence of the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and also the central leadership.
Born on 9 June, 1979 in a distinguished, respected family, headed by Sannappa Gowda, she did her Masters degree in Social Sciences. Loving parents wanted her to continue further education for better job suitable to her rich business family, but from the very beginning, she wanted to serve the poor, downtrodden and particularly the women in distress. She firmly decided to serve the social cause. She paid her attention to education of the poor. She visited private and government schools and made representations to the authorities to see that their functioning was up to the mark. She distributed books and uniforms to poor and deserving students. She visited slum areas and identified certain women and children and provided monetary assistance to them. She did this from her own earnings. She guided many women, and provided basic material to them so that they can stand on their own feet and earn their livelihood. Elders and school teachers in slum areas have shown respect to her and cooperated with her fully. This was more or less single-handedly achieved, and she wanted to expand the sphere of her action.
She resolved to connect with some voluntary organizations with philanthropic aims and objectives and worked with them. Her father Sannappa Gowda was active in social arena, but confined his interest to cultural activities. While admitting the importance of cultural forums for the society, she was more interested in solid work to better the life of the poor, to help the physically handicapped persons, the sick who could not get proper treatment. She got them admitted to hospitals and looked after them till they were fully cured. She brought many beggars out of poverty by showing them how they could earn their livelihood in a respectful way.
During 2009, the North and Hyderabad Karnataka areas faced floods. She witnessed the physical trouble and mental agony of the flood victims whose houses were washed away. Deepthi Gowda personally went to their rescue and visited many flooded areas. She not only cooperated with the government machinery, but also personally provided food and shelter to the victims. The members of various organizations with whom she was working were with her at every step and the affected persons were provided clothes, food, fruits and medicine besides shelter. The places where she personally visited included Bellary, Raichur, Gulberga, Bijapur, Koppal, Dharwad, Belgaum, Bagalkote and others. She strongly believes that service to humanity is service to God.
She is very popular among masses and classes of Bangaluru and she can win hands down if given ticket form any constituency in the city in the coming elections. She is a staunch follower of party President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, PCC President and Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Since her college life, she was very much impressed by the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the Congress party with the glorious history of freedom struggle. Sonia Gandhi was an embodiment of service, sacrifice, dedication and courage for her. The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also impressed her. To fulfil her aims and objects in a greater way, she joined the Congress Party. Her sincere dedication to work and active participation in each and every programme of the party caught the attention of the leadership at the state level and also the central leadership. She was given the responsibility of heading the Karnataka Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee. She enjoyed confidence of not only the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, but also the Congress vice president Sonia Gandhi.
Such leaders can be made captains of the Congress Army to win many more constituencies in the state.