Mangaluru, Jan 27, 2017: Speaking on the occasion of 68th Republic Day on Jan 26, Thursday, District In-charge Minister B Ramanath Rai said that at least 37 villages have been selected under Grama Vikasa scheme and special attention is being paid to these villages in terms of development, including basic infrastructure.
The minister said a total of 962 works related to drinking water have been completed in the district. While 414 road development works and drainage works have been taken up under Nagarotthanna scheme, 53 more such works will be taken up in the second phase at a cost of Rs 31 crore, he added. Stressing the need to safeguard the rich culture and heritage of India, he said there is a need to bring the downtrodden to the mainstream of the society.
Sarvottama Awards : Wenlock Hospital superintendent and district surgeon Dr Rajeshwari Devi H R, assistant executive engineer K P Girish Gowda, assistant agriculture officer Abdul Basheer, health officer Ammi and Idkidu gram panchayat secretary Gokuldas Bhaktha were felicitated with Sarvothama awards.
Similarly, Charmadi Hasanabba, Abdul Gafoor and Manohar were felicitated with ’Life Saver’ awards. This apart, child achievers who were selected for Hoysala and Keladi Chennamma award under Women and Child Welfare department, too were honoured. President’s Medal awardees Assistant Commissioner of Police Uday Nayak and another Assistant Commissioner of Police Valentine D’Souza too were honoured on the occasion.