Monday, December 26, 2011

25.12.2011: CM Sri DV Inaugurates Rajathadri & other projects

Photo courtesy: Janardan Kodavoor
Report: Daijiworld

On the occasion of Christmas on Sunday December 25, the aesthetically built district complex at Manipal near here, was dedicated to the public.

Karnataka Chief Minister, D V Sadananda Gowda, who inaugurated the building, promised that he will strive to rule the state in such a way so as not to lose the confidence reposed on him by the people, whose affection for him, he said, had catapulted him to this position of power.

“This is the day on which Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a statesman and politician with high integrity and ethics, was born. I am happy to inaugurate the complex in the presence of my political mentors,” he explained.

He also announced decisions like sanctioning of 50 additional posts to the district, conversion of the old taluk office block into mini Vidhana Soudha, building of quarters for employees, giving clearance for spending the excess amount of Rs 1.8 crore from the land revenue department for administrative purpose and acquisition of vehicles.

He also announced release of one third of the project cost for the construction of Rajatadri-Kolalagiri Bridge, which, once executed, will cut the distance to the district complex by two kms for people coming from the direction of Brahmavar and Kundapur.

Dr V S Acharya, speaking on the occasion, hailed local MLA, Raghupati Bhat, for putting in efforts for realizing the district’s dreams of ‘Rajatadri’, the district complex, foundation stone for which had been laid during the period of erstwhile Chief Minister, J H Patel. Raghupati Bhat, who gratefully recollected the cooperation he received from the ministers and others towards making the district complex a reality, said that the landmark building could come up because of the second phase amount of Rs 7.65 crore released by the government. He announced that the district deputy commissioner would start functioning from the new complex from Monday December 26 onwards.

Rural development and panchayat raj minister, Jagadish Shettar, who noted that a unique platform, a venue for those who want to stage protest at the complex, has been built here, wished that this platform will never be used. Expressing his appreciation for the building design and execution, he said that honest officials, who understand the genuine wishes of the government and implement the programmes, and serve the people well, can pave way for overall progress of the district.

MLAs, H Gopal Bhandary, Lalaji R Mendon, and Lakshminarayana, MLCs, Ganesh Karnik and Srinivas Poojary, chairman of Committee for Implementation of Third Finance Commission Recommendations, A G Kodgi, zilla panchayat president, Katapadi Shankar Poojary, district deputy commissioner, M T Reju, inspector general of police (western range), Pratap Reddy, superintendent of police, Ravikumar, Ramesh Jhalaki, and others were present at the dais.

Kudi Vasant Shetty presented the programme. A cultural programme, ‘Tulunada Vaibhava’ was presented on the occasion.

Thereafter, the Chief Minister chaired the progress review meeting held at the district auditorium.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

25.12.2011: One of its kind in the country, Udupi DC office Complex: Rajathadri

With 42 Government offices in one complex, this ultra modern DC office complex is a dream come true!

The complex has three blocks—A, B and C.

‘A’ block will house DC office, while ‘C’ block will have Zilla Panchayat and ‘B’ block has fulfledged AC hall with a capacity to seat 500 persons at a time.

The offices which will function in the new building are—’A’ block—DC office, Additional DC office, Information Technology officer, City Development Cell, department of religious endowment and election section.

The first floor of the ‘A’ block will house district registrar, labour department, land survey technical assistant and deputy director, food and civil supplies deputy director, liason officer, Nirmithi kendra, Mines and geology, Wakf Board, Information Department. The second floor will house—tourism department, housing board, auditor, weights and measures, pension and small savings and urban/rural project.

The ‘B’ block will have hall, the first floor of the ‘B’ block will have women and child welfare department, sericulture, social forestry/Forest department, khadi and handloom, horticulture, watershed development department. The second floor will have ports and fisheries department, khadi and handloom board, Backward classes development corporation, social welafare department, Ambedkar development corporation. The basement of the ‘C’ block will house treasury, bank, post office.

The ground floor will house Zilla Panchayat hall, ZP President, Vice-President, CEO office, MP office. The first floor will have Kannada and culture department, Employment exchange, Handloom department, Panchayat Raj engineering.

The second floor will have DDPI office, Adult education and Agriculture department.

Other amenities: Protestors Park, Dandi March sculpture, Helipad, Parking area, Food court, Garden

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Food technology, the next big thing: V S Acharya

BANGALORE: “With ever increasing population and enhanced consumer awareness about healthy food, it is evident that food technology will grow soon in the nation,” said Minister for Higher Education Dr V S Acharya on Thursday.
Inaugurating a national conference on ‘Recent Trends in Food Science and Nutrition Research’ organised by Dr P Sadananda Maiya, he said: “With sudden transformation in the lifestyle of Indians, particularly of those in urban areas, there is a dramatic increase in the demand for processed food.”
Dr Acharya stressed the need for innovation in the field of food technology. IBN Live
“India is the 3rd largest producer of food grains and the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables,” said Dr Acharya, while adding that processing and preservation was not remarkable in the country.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

State cannot interfere with "personal beliefs".

MANGALORE: From terming the 'Made Made Snana' ritual as innocuous last year, muzrai minister V S Acharya has come a long way this year, stating the state cannot interfere with "personal beliefs".

Acharya differentiates between nude worship at Chandragutti and Made Made Snana at Kukke Subrahmanya, saying that when the issue of morality comes or public order is under threat, the state will interfere, and not otherwise.

You said it's not the business of the state to interfere with matters of faith. Will you support any ritual based on faith? The Constitution is very clear. It talks about fundamental rights like freedom of speech and expression and these freedoms are there for individuals, provided they abide with public morality and order. In this case, one cannot do anything now as it is not compulsory.

What about nude worship (bettale seve) at Chandragutti in Shimoga? Chandragutti is a different issue. There was nudity - hence the question of public morality and public order came the fore. If some people are not well versed with the Constitution, I cannot help them.

There's opposition from some quarters. Won't you interfere? That's not the issue. If it was compulsory, certainly there is cause of action for us to interfere. When there is no force, the question of our interference will not arise.

What do you have to say about the dissenting note from a cabinet colleague? What he (Kannada & culture minister Karjol) said was: ' When people are educated, such things might slowly disappear'. There was no dissent - that's media creation.

Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samitiwantsabanontheritual, claiming such an unhygienic practice will lead to contagion. Since you're a doctor, what's your view?The basic philosophy of such rituals is to get indirect immunity from diseases in the form of antigens and antibodies. In Udupi, there is an Anjaneya Temple where food is served on the floor. It may be another form of getting antibodies and antigens for immunity. In the age of chips, micro- and nanotechnology, we have to believe this. Because when nanotechnology was not there people asked questions about homoeopathy. Samuel Hahnemann (considered the father of homoeopathy) said dilution and further dilution increases potency of medicine. In allopathy, we do exactly the opposite. Worse the fever, higher the dosage. Now, it looks like homoeopathy may act like a trigger to boost immunity.

Rationalists say if 'Made Snana' has curative powers, they want randomized controlled trials to verify it. It's a personal choice. You cannot ask me to undergo a test. It's voluntary. There may come a day where somebody may tabulate data and highlight whether it has curative properties or not. In the absence of such data, one cannot say anything about tradition.

Why cannot the government create awareness regarding these rituals?
Hasn't the media has done enough to highlight it? So much so that the attendance on the second day higher and even more on the third, creating problems of crowd control. You (the media) unnecessarily hype it up. You should understand the reality (about faith).

World disabled day 2011

Udupi, Dec 4: Women and child development department of Karnataka state, Mahajana Union of specially challenged, Special School Teachers’ Union, and Udupi district specially challenged independent service groups, jointly observed ‘World Disabled Day’ at Shamili Hall in Ambalapady on Saturday December 3.

District in-charge minister Dr V S Acharya, inaugurating the programme, said that as per the census of 2011, Karnataka state has more than 9 lac specially challenged persons.

“In Udupi district, there are 17,050 specially challenged persons. Of these, 7,758 have been given identity cards. There are 14 institutions serving specially challenged persons. About 88 children have been provided with Rs 78,700 as scholarships. Grant allotment is done on the basis of the number of students to the ratio of teachers. Those with 75 percent physical disability have been provided a monthly pension of Rs 1,000. In the coming budget, proposals are on the anvil about increasing the income limit for specially challenged persons and also removing the income limit criteria completely,” he said.

On the occasion, 14 people were felicitated including Pramila Pinto, medal winner in ‘Special Olympics 2011’ held in Athens, Greece. Handicrafts made by specially challenged persons were displayed at the venue. Daijiworld

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Do Not Hurt the feelings of the believers

Made snana is a matter of personal belief: Mujrai minister

Media breaching the right to privacy, intellectuals hampering the right to observe your faith...

The Dakshina Kannada District Administration's direction to Kukke Subrahmanya temple administrator to ban the `Made Made Snana' practice came to a naught with Mujrai minister over riding this diktat.

Over 550 devotees took part in the ritual which involves rolling on plantain leaves used by Brahmins for meals, under the belief that it will cure them of skin ailments. The ritual will be held for two more days.

Mujrai minister VS Acharya told TOI the decision by the district administration was hasty.
``Such decisions need to be taken only after proper consultations at appropriate levels. These (Made Made snana) are traditional rituals working on beliefs and we have no business coming in the way of those beliefs,'' he said.

Regarding would there be any change next year Acharya said: Even if any changes have to be made, there is a process (Asthamangala prashna). Hence it was decided to continue the tradition like last year. We are not going to start any new tradition. The old tradition, if it has to continue, will continue.

Asthamangala prashna is a thorough or detailed study to find out root causes of any problem and the remedy to it using numerology and astrology.

Regarding opposition to this practice from many quarters, Acharya shot back:
Those people who don't believe (in the ritual) don't have any business to interfere - as they don't have any belief. They need not worry about it.

Role of the media, self proclaimed intellectuals in this regard is quite provocative!
When there is no issue of caste in this belief, media desperately tries to divide the society in the lines of caste. Moreover, shameless visual media has been covering this event live, thus breaching the right to privacy of the devotees performing the ritual.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Media Ombudsman: necessity felt by the general public

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Udupi Utsava 2011

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Kanaka Jayanti Utsav at Krishna Matha Udupi 2011

Udupi: Kanaka Jayanti celebrations were organized in Udupi Shri Krishna Temple, jointly by Paryaya Shiroor Math and the department of Kannada and culture here on Monday November 14.

As part of the programme, a painting of Kanakadasa riding an elephant was taken in a procession around Car Street. Special poojas were offered to Kanakadasa and Lord Krishna. State BJP chief K S Eshwarappa inaugurated the precession. Mangalorean/ Janardan Kodavoor

Udupi: V S Acharya Inaugurates E-Stamp Facility

Udupi: An E- Stamp counter was inaugurated by Dr. V S Acharya, Minister of Higher Education and District minister Incharge on Lawyers Multipurpose Co – Operative Society in court premises on Saturday 19 November.

In his inaugural message Dr. Acharya said that the e-stamp facility would ensure transparency.
Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat, Udupi Sessions court Judge Narendra Kumar Gunaki, Bar Association vice – President Ronald Praveen Kumar, Lawyers Multi purpose Co – Operative Society president H Rathnakar Shetty, Lawyer Pradeep Kumar Shetty and others were present.

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Bio Fuel Project at Nitte

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

‘Priority being given to develop skills in youth'

Higher Education Minister V.S. Acharya said on Saturday that the State government was giving importance to develop skills and talents among the youth.

He was speaking after inaugurating the three-day State Youth Festival organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, and the district administration.

Mr. Acharya said that physical barriers had come down in a globalised world. Youth with good education, skills, and talent had many opportunities open for them.

In the past four years, the government increased the budget of the Department of Youth Services and Sports. The government was thinking of shifting the scouts' activities in schools from the Department of Public Instruction to the Department of Youth Services and Sports, he said.

The future of the country was dependent on the future of the youth. “Our ancestors have left us a rich legacy in the fields of arts and culture. It is our duty to preserve and promote it,” he said.

Assistant Director of the Department of Youth Services and Sports Sitanadi Vittal Shetty welcomed the gathering.

Gopal Bhandary, MLA, presided over the function.

President of the Karkala Town Municipal Council Pratima Mohan, Director of the Department of Youth Services and Sports V. Chandrashekhar, zilla panchayat members Savitha Kotian and Mamatha Adhikari, and Deputy Commissioner M.T. Reju were present. The Hindu(report)/ Mangalorean (photo)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Udupi: Office-bearers of the South Kanara Photographers' Association, with the jurisdiction over Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district, met state minister of higher education and religious endowments Dr V S Acharya at his residence and submitted a memorandum of their demands. The minister assured them that all the demands would be favourably considered soon.
Association president K Vasudeva Rao, secretary Naveen Rai Puttur, Ashok Kumar Shetty, Shivaram Kadaba, Ganesh Kundapura, Janardhan Kodavoor, Jayakar Suvarna, Jagannath Shetty Mangalore, Sridhar Shettigar, Manjunath Bailakere and Praveen Kaup were present. Mangalorean

Udupi: ‘Bhargava Samagama’ Convention of Bhargava Pravaras held

Udupi: The Bhargava Samagama, a convention to blend and build cordial relationship among all Bhargava origin people belonging to different pravaras, was held in Inna Muddanu Shri Mahalingeshwara temple under the leadership of Bhargava Trust, Inna on Saturday, Nov 5.

Minister of higher education Dr V S Acharya inaugurated the convention by lighting the lamp. In his address, he said that a state-level religious council ‘Rajya Dharmika Parishat' consisting of 8 members had been formed. The state council will be forming the district councils.
Stating that certain sections of the common religious endowment act had been challenged in the supreme court and that the authority of the government to make appointment to the administrative committees of temples has been questioned, he said that the supreme court has directed the government to amend the Karnataka Religious and Charitable Institutions Act.

The eight-member council will have dharmadarshis of different temples, minister for religious endowment and also its government secretary. This council will have powers to appoint the administrative body to all the state-level temples coming under the government.

In the second stage, district-level religious councils will be formed comprising district judge, agama shastra experts, representatives from SC/ST, backward classes, he added.

P Ramadas Madmannaya, president of Bhargava Trust ( R), Inna, presided over the function.

Senior archak of the Inna temple Inna Srinivas Bhat, senate member of Mangalore University Prof Sripati Tantri), senior advocate of state high court Padubidri Raghvendra Rao, administrator of Lakshmi Janardhan Temple Ujire Vijayaraghava Paduvetnaya and convener of Kashi Santhana Trust Yellur Y M Shridhar Rao were honoured by the guest.

Agama scholar of Dharmika Parishat Vidwan Panja Bhaskar Bhat , Chennai entrepreneur C R Balakrishana, Corporation Bank Mumbai CGM Balakrisna Bhat, entrepreneur Manjunatha Bharadhwaj, AGM of Karnatka Bank K G Ramesh Rao , K P Acharya Kaup and others were present. (Mangalorean)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Grand Welcome to LK Advanis Jan Chetna Yatra at Udupi

Udupi: Senior BJP Leader L K Advani demanded a white paper in the winter session of Parliament on how the government proposes to bring back the black money stashed abroad in foreign banks, while addressing a meeting here on Monday, October 31.

Advani, addressing the crowd in the Rajangana parking ground Shri Krishna Math as part of his Jan Chetna Yatra on Monday evening, said "In the winter session of the Parliament which is likely to commence on November 21, we will demand that a white paper be presented in the House telling the world, the country and the people how the government proposes to bring back this (black) money."

Photos by Janardan Kodavoor & Gulfkannadiga

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cabinet Meet: 28.10.2011

Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meet, the Higher Education Minister, Dr V.S. Acharya, and the Law Minister, Mr Suresh Kumar, said the State Cabinet has agreed on all the suggestions made by the high-power committee, headed by the Additional Chief Secretary, Mr K. Jairaj.


The committee has also suggested to the Government to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to probe in detail the role of each department, officers involved and also fix punishment required for their official misconduct.

Mr Suresh Kumar said the committee had instructed the Departments of Revenue, Mines and Geology, Police, Commercial Tax, Forest and Transport to serve notices on their officials indicted in the Lokayukta report and seek their views.


The departments identified gave the action taken report to the high-level committee and also a mechanism instituted by them to monitor the probe.

Of the total 617 officials named by the Karnataka Lokayukta report, 447 officers have been identified, action have been initiated on 182 officers and 170 are yet to be traced or identified, said Mr Suresh Kumar.

The committee has recommended stringent action against some officials.


The IAS officers named in the report are Mr K.S. Prabhakara, Mr M.V. Shivalingamurthy, Mr Srigangaram Baderia.


The IFS officers are Mr Muthaiah (ex-Deputy Conservator of forests-Bellary, Mr Srinivasalu (ex-Deputy Conservator of Forests-Chitradurga), Mr P. Rajshekar (ex-Deputy Conservator of forests-Bellary), Mr M.K. Shukla, (ex-Deputy Conservator of forests-Bellary).

The committee has also recommended to the State Government to initiate action on the IAS/IFS officers after taking their views in person.


The panel also said administrative reforms and suitable amendments to the existing acts in the departments identified in the illegal mining in the State.

The Lokayukta report had observed that documents seized from Mr Karapudi Mahesh, a trusted aide of Mr Reddy, indicated that payments were made to officials of various departments.

High level board headed by CM to boost agricultural production

PTI | 09:10 PM,Oct 28,2011

Bangalore, Oct 28 (PTI): The Karnataka Government today decided to set up a high-level board headed by the Chief Minister for effective implementation of programmes aimed at boosting agricultural production and to rechristen its "organic farming mission" as "Amrutha Bhoomi" project. Ministers of Agriculture and Horticulture would be the other board members as per the cabinet meeting decision today, Minister for Higher Education Dr V S Acharya told reporters. The cabinet decided no action is necessary on a complaint which alleged a Rs 50 crore scam in Karnataka Drugs and Logistics Warehousing Society in purchase of drugs after the Official committee which went into it declared there was no truth in it, he said. Acharya said the Cabinet decided to amend the Karnataka Judicial Service Act 2004 to facilitate 10 per cent of posts of district judges be given to civil judges who have completed five years of service during the selection process. He said 10 first grade colleges set up by SCs and STs between June 1987 and March 1995 would come under grant-in-aid facility, costing the state exchequer Rs 5.02 crore annually. The government would set up a quality regulation board to monitor quality aspects on roads developed with World Bank and Asian Development Bank assistance, he said.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Athletic Meet, Udupi

Udupi, Oct 14: District in-charge minister, Dr V S Acharya, promised to put in efforts towards realizing the long-felt need of laying a modern synthetic track in the town to boost training facilities for the sportspersons.

He also exuded confidence of turning the region into a prominent centre of sports within a period of five years, if everyone put in their efforts in this direction.

The minister was speaking after inaugurating the state level athletics championship, which underwent at the district stadium here on Thursday October 13. The championship is being held by the district athletics association in association with Karnataka Athletics Association. Corporation Bank has sponsored the event, while Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd have participated as co-sponsor.

“During his recent visit to the town, our Chief Minister has given his nod for laying the synthetic track here at a cost of four crore rupees. My endeavour will be to ensure that the work on the track will begin during this financial year itself. If teachers, sportspersons, organizations and clubs come together, it is not difficult to turn this region into a sports hub,” he felt.

Corporation Bank general manager, B R Bhat, presided over the inaugural. District deputy commissioner, Dr M T Reju, inspected guard of honour provided by the sportspersons. President of the championship committee and MLA, K Raghupati Bhat, welcomed. Working president, Yashpal Suvarna, proposed vote of thanks.

MRPL managing director, Uttam Kumar Basu, well-known sportsperson and cine actress, Ashwini Nachappa, Dr Mohan Alva, municipal president, Kiran Kumar, taluk panchayat president, Devadas Hebbar, assistant director in the department of sports, Seetanadi Vittal Shetty, secretary of Karnataka Athletics Association, Satyanarayana, and various other dignitaries were present.

The championship will continue till October 16. Some rains on the first day of the event created problems for holding of the events on schedule. More pics @ Daijiworld/ Janardan Kodavoor

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Karantha Award 2011

Photo Courtesy: Janardan Kodavoor
Report: Michael Rodrigues/ Mangalorean
Udupi: The annual 'Dr Kota Shivarama Karanth Native Village Award' (HuTToora Prashasti) was conferred on Salumara Thimmakka of Bangalore, at a colourful function held at Kota on Wednesday, Oct 12. The Karanth Memorial Kala Bhavan was also dedicated to the society on the same occasion. In his message, Gowda congratulated her on her love of trees by planting hundreds of trees along the roads near Bangalore. He said that in accordance with her wish, setting up of a government hospital has been approved in her village. A sum of Rs 5 lakh would be placed in a bank, so that she could sustain herself from its interest. She would also be given a house in Bangalore and healthcare would be provided.

Jagadish Shettar in his speech said that Dr Karanth had great interest in moving arts. On a personal note, Shettar said, he himself had been greatly influenced by him. He further said that the state government the state was in the forefront in implementing decentralization of power. During the former chief minister's tenure, it was agreed that grants to gram panchayats on a population-based pro-rata basis to the tune of Rs 9, 12 and 15 lakh be given, but for some reasons it had not been implemented. He said he would take up the matter with the present chief minister.

Speaking further Shettar said that after the BJP government came to power, an annual grant of Rs 1 crore each was being given to taluk and zilla panchayat and now there was a proposal to raise to Rs 2 crore. Minister Dr V S Acharya, who was the chief guest, said that the Kala Bhavan was a marvellous edifice, and wished that more programmed on creating awareness, a subject close to Dr Karanth's heart, be held in it.

The awardee was introduced by Yakshagana artiste Kota Shridhar Hande in a special way, by singing the lyrics set to the tune of a folk song.

State Third Finance Commission implementation committee chairman A G Kodgi unveiled a bronze bust of Dr Karanth. Earlier, Thimmakka was escorted to the venue of the function in an open vehicle in a procession, accompanied by music played on traditional horns and trumpets and given a 'purnakumbha' welcome.

The function was presided over by Kotatattu gram panchayat president Raghu Thinagalaya. MLA Raghupathi Bhat, MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary, deputy commissioner Dr M T Reju, State Tobacco Development Corporation chairman B N Shankar Poojary, TP president Devadas Hebbar, ZP CEO S V Prabhakar Sharma, ZP members Sunita Rajaram, TP members Raghavendra Kanchan, Dr Karanth anniversary celebration committee president Anand C Kunder, ZP vice president Jyoti Shetty, TP CEO Manjunathaiah and others were present on the occasion.

The Karanth HuTToora Prashasti was instituted by the Kotatattu gram panchayat in 2005. M Veerappa Moily in 2005, former Lokayukta N Venkatachalaih in 2006, educationist K R Hande in 2007, journalist Ravi Belagere in 2008, Yakshagana exponent Chittani Ramachandra Hegde in 2009, film-maker Girish Kasaravalli in 2010 have been the earlier recipients.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bannanje Temple renovation

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Gandhi’s Ideologies Ever Prevalent in India - Dr V S Acharya

Udupi, Oct 2: The state and district-in-charge minister Dr V S Acharya garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Bhujanga Park, Ajjarkad, here on Sunday October 2 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.

Speaking on the occasion, minister Dr Acharya said that the ideologies of Gandhi are ever prevalent. Jayaprakash Narayan and Anna Hazare are the examples of non-violence struggle. The rural development is the need of the hour in the nation, which was envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi. Westerners still doubt, whether Gandhian ideology succeeded in securing freedom to the country from imperial forces, despite six-decades passed since then, said minister Dr Acharya.

MLA Raghupati Bhat, town councilor Kiran Kumar, deputy councilor Bharati Chandrashekar, DC Dr Reju, municipal commissioner Gokuldas Nayak, Yashpal Suvarna, Naveen Bhandary, Gujjady Prabhakar Rai and others were present on the occasion.

Later, MLA Raghupati Bhat garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malpe beach, here. Daijiworld

Udupi Paryaya 2012

Udupi, 01 October 2011: The next 2 year Krishna Pooja Paryaya at Shri Krishna Mutt will be taken over by Sode Mutt Seer Shri Vishwavallabha Theertha on 18th January 2012. Paryayothsava Swagatha Committee has been formed for this occasion. Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda who is also the MP of Udupi will be the Honorary President of this Committee and District In charge Minister Dr. V.S. Acharya will be the President of this Committee.

The preliminary meeting for this occasion was conducted in the presence of Shree Vishwavallaba Theertha at Sode Mutt. Speaking in the meeting Seer said that this will be his first Paryaya and he wished that all the devotees of Shri Krishna cooperate to make the 2 years of Paryaya successful. Minister Dr. V.S. Acharya who was in the meeting said that, the state government is keen to provide all kind of cooperation for the Paryayothsava, and wished success of the event.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

20.08.2011: CM visits Udupi

CM Sri D V Sadananda Gowda inaugurated Ajjarkad Indoor stadium, laid foundation stone for swimming pool near Ajjarkad, laid foundation stone for Madhwacharya's statue in Malpe and launched the third phase of work on Malpe port.

(pics by Janardan Kodavoor)

Monday, August 15, 2011

15.08.2011: Independence Day

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