Promises action on pending issues
Chief Minister (C.M) B.S. Yeddyurappa visited Kodagu on Monday to take part in his Governments ambitious ” Bhagya Lakshmi ” scheme. The CM landed at the helipad situated in the Mercara Down’s Golf Club in the morning. He latter arrived at Kushlanagar and laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Post graduation (P.G) centre of Mangalore University at Chikkaluvara near Kushlanagar. The P.G. centre, is being developed at an estimated cost of Rs twenty four crores. The CM informed that the state Govt. is providing one thousand acres of landat Challakere village near here for establishing a National level Science centre. Higher Education Minister V.S. Acharya, District Minister C.H. Vijayashankar, MLA Appachu Ranjan, MLC M.C. Nanaiah, Vice-Chancellor Prof. T.C. Shivaskankara Murthy and others were present.
Speaking after distributing sarees and Financial bonds to beneficiaries of the “Bhagya Lakshmi ” scheme the CM, assured MLA Appachu Ranjan that priority would be given to developmental works in Kodagu District. Yeddyurappa promised the large gathering to solve the vexed Jamma Bane issue soon.
B.S. Yeddyurappa in his address announced that funds would be released for the Gandhi Memorial in Madikeri, and Rs one crore allocated for the General Thimmaiah Memorial would be released immediately. The CM also spoke of allocating funds for the intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the District Hospital in Madikeri and an aero bridge to connect the Women and Child wing and main building of the District hospital.
MLA Appachu Ranjan, presided over the programme held at Gandhi Mantap where he presented B.S. Yeddyurappa the traditional Kodava sword the Oddi Kathi Speaker K.G. Bopaiah , Minister’s V.S. Acharya, C.H. Vijayashankar, MLC M.C Nanaiah and others were present.