Monday, November 1, 2010

Karantha Kalagrama, Scouts & Guides Camp Site Inaugural

Photo: Janardan Kodavoor
Report: Daijiworld

Udupi, Nov 1: The state minister for higher education, Dr V S Acharya inaugurated Suvarna cultural building complexes, constructed by Kannada culture department at Dr Shivaram Karant Heritage Village, Alevoor, near here on Monday November 1.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Acharya said that the first phase of the project has been constructed at a cost of Rs 1.25 crore. It is inclusive of a new auditorium of Kannada and culture department, an art gallery, a library and administrative offices.
The heritage village has been developed on a 63 acre plot by incorporating the projects that were of much importance to Dr Shivaram Karant. In order to carry out continuous programmes at the Heritage Village, the taluk Kannada Sahitya Parishat, district administration, scouts and guides would be allowed to conduct their programmes. A four-acre plot has been set aside for scouts and guides.

Further, to carry out the next phase of works, Rs 32 lac will be approved under MLA’s funds, said Dr Acharya. The deputy commissioner Hemalata P, zilla panchayat president Gladys D’Almeida, zilla panchayat member Upendra Nayak, Karnataka state guides commissioner Shanta V Acharya were present on the dais.

Kaup MLA Lalaji R Mendon presided. Kannada and cultural assistant director R S Dalavai welcomed the gathering.

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