Felicitating the South Canara Association of Bangalore, on its golden jubilee Dr. Acharya said that the Human Development Index rating is done on the basis of the various facilities available in the particular area under index rating exercise. Some of the thumbnail aspects were availability of health facilities, education, cleanliness and infant mortality rate. The Human Development Index of the country has rated Dakshina Kannada district among some of the best districts of India.
Appreciating Dakshina Kannada for its contribution to the country’s economic growth, Acharya said Corporation Bank and Canara Bank have the history of 100 years of service to the region and the country much before the liberalisation process. He said these banks have left an imprint overseas as well.
Dr. Achraya appreciated that Dakshina Kannada had an exemplary record of linguistic harmony. In Dakshina Kannada district people spoke more than three languages like Kannada, Tulu, Konkani and Beary but there had been no division on the basis of language nor any social disharmony was experienced due to linguistic diversity so far which means the Human progress had been on the right direction..