Thursday, September 3, 2009

YSR: May his soul Rest In Peace

ಧೀಮಂತ ಜನ ನಾಯಕ, ಜನ ಹಿತ ಕಾಯುವ ಕಾಯಕದಲ್ಲೇ ಜೀವ ತೊರೆದ ವೈ ಎಸ್ ಆರ್ ಗೆ ನಮನ...
Karnataka Thursday expressed shock and sadness over the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in a chopper crash and declared a two-day mourning in his memory.
"As a mark of respect to Rajasekhara Reddy, two-day mourning will be observed in the state Thursday and Friday. Government offices, schools, colleges and banks will observe holiday Friday under the Negotiable Instruments Act," state Home Minister V.S. Acharya told reporters after an emergency cabinet meeting held here.
The cabinet also mourned the death of the chief minister's Special Secretary S. Subrahmaniam, chief security officer A.S.C. Wesley, pilot S.K. Bhatia and co-pilot M.S. Reddy who were in the Bell-430 helicopter along with Reddy.
"The state cabinet has expressed condolence on the demise of Reddy, who was a great administrator and a popular leader. We remember his contribution to the uplift of society. May his bereaved family get endurance to sustain this grievous loss. Our condolences are with the people of Andhra Pradesh," Acharya said. The cabinet, which met in the absence of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa who is away in China on an official visit, observed a minute of silence in memory Reddy and the four others who died with him.
To pay last respects to Reddy, Acharya along with state Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar, Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda and Tourism and Infrastructure Development Minister B. Janaradhan Reddy will go to Hyderabad Friday.
In his condolence message from Beijing, Yeddyurappa said in Reddy's death the country has lost a great leader and visionary.
"Rajasekhara Reddy's death has created a void not only in Andhra Pradesh, but also across the country. He was a very popular leader of Andhra Pradesh, with development programmes aimed at the uplift of all the needy sections of society. May his soul rest in peace and may god give strength to his bereaved family members to sustain this huge loss," Yeddyurappa said.
According to the Chief Minister's Office here, Yeddyurappa spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary P. Ramakanth Reddy Wednesday evening after he heard about the missing chopper and offered all help in the search and rescue operation.
"I had high hopes that Reddy would come back alive. My hopes have been shattered and am deeply hurt with the tragic incident," Yeddyurappa added.


Anonymous said...

My condolences for the bereaved family. I share the grief with all of his friends. However, it was inappropriate for the Karnataka Government to declare state holiday for Banks,Schools and Colleges in Karnataka. This is not in tune with accepted norms except if an exception has to be made out for somebody in Congress and close to Sonia Gandhi.

Anonymous said...

Does any political party has courage to adopt 21th century way of showing their respect to a person and abandon this medieval practice of declaring public holiday. said...

ರಜೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟರೆ ಯಾಕೆ ರಜೆ ಕೊಟ್ರಿ ಎಂಬ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ.
ಒಂದು ವೇಳೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಜೆ ಕೊಡದಿದ್ದರೆ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಗಳು ಹೀಗಿರುತ್ತಿದ್ದವೇನೋ?
=ಅತ್ತ ತಮಿಳುನಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಜೆ ಕೊಟ್ರು, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲೇಕೆ ರಜೆಯಿಲ್ಲ?
=ವೈ.ಎಸ್.ಆರ್. ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್, ಅದಕ್ಕೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಸರಕಾರ ರಜೆ ಕೊಡಲಿಲ್ಲಯೆಂಬ ಮೂದಲಿಕೆ.
=ವಿರೋಧ ಪಕ್ಷವಾದ ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ಸಿನಿಂದ ರಜೆಗೆ ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿ ಧರಣಿ, ಸತ್ಯಾಗ್ರಹ. ಒಂದೆರಡು ಬಸ್ ಭಸ್ಮ
ನಾಯಕರು ಸತ್ತಾಗಲೂ ರಜೆ ಕೊಡದೆ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಮಾಡುವ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಸರಕಾರವೆಂಬ ಆರೋಪ
=TV9 Breaking News "ಮರಣದಲ್ಲೂ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಮಾಡುವ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಸರಕಾರ"
=ಈTV Breaking News "ರಜೆಯಿಲ್ಲದ ಈ YSR ಸಾವು ನ್ಯಾಯವೇ?"
=Churumuriಯಲ್ಲಿ "Ella OK, Worku Yaake?"
=ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ ಕೃಪಾಪೋಷಿತ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರುಗಳ ವರದಿಗಳು ಹೀಗಿರುತ್ತಿದ್ದವೇನೋ - "YSR ನಿಧನಕ್ಕೆ ರಜೆ ಕೊಡದ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಸಿಡಿದೆದ್ದ ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ ಬ್ರದರ್ಸ್!"
ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ವಿಧುರ ಜೋಗಿ ಒಂದು ವೇಳೆ ಬ್ಲಾಗು ಬರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೆ, ಹೇಗೆ ಇದೆಲ್ಲಾ Christian YSR ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಸಂಘ ಪರಿವಾರದ conspiracy ಎಂದೆಲ್ಲಾ "ಅವಧಿ"ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೇನೋ.

Anonymous said...

In India we have a very bad preedent of declaring holiday whenever a leader passes away! In this case it might make some sence to declare holiday say in hyderabad but still very difficult to understand the logic of declaring the same in Karnataka or for that matter in any other states? Is it the right way to honor a departed soul by causing so much loss to the exchequer, so much inconvenience to the public? I don't think any leader with concern to the society would like to see this happen because of this.
I think in order to prevent this in the future as well as free the govt's from a protocol bind, ALL LEADERS MUST DECLARE THAT NO HOLIDAY MUST BE DECLARED IF THEY WERE TO PASS AWAY! Just like organ donation declaration!. At least then govts can hide behind the last wish of the departed soul for doing some good!