Mangaluru, Feb 15 2020: State Education Minister Suresh Kumar on Saturday visited the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Government Higher Primary School at Harekala Newpadpu, founded by Harekala Hajabba who has won the coveted Padma Shri Award this year.
Speaking on the occasion after interacting with the simple and unassuming Harekala Hajabba, the minister described him as a real hero. Describing his visit to the school as significant, the Minister said he had come here to express his gratitude to the Akshara Santha on behalf of the people of the state. He also said Harekala Hajabba is an educationist in the true sense.
On this occasion, Hajabba submitted a memorandum to the minister enlisting several demands.
Hajabba was felicitated by the minister on the occasion. MLA U T Khader, former MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, school authorities and others were present.