Mangaluru, Aug 22, 2016: D V Sadananda Gowda, Union minister of statistics and programme implementation stressed on the need for taking measures to prevent the activities of IS in the coastal belt. He was delivering a talk at ’Tiranga Yatra’ and ’Balidana Smarane’, a programme to remember freedom fighters, held at Mangala Auditorium of Mangalore University, Aug 21, Sunday.
"Mangaluru sandwiched between Kasaragod and Bhatkal is a sensitive spot. Kasaragod, we have seen is a base for youngsters who join IS; and Bhatkal has seen many with terrorists links and they have threatened the country. Hence, Mangaluru is a central place where a new message needs to be conveyed as per the visions of our Prime Minister. The patriotic message should echo through the west coast - from Thiruvananthapuram to Mumbai," Minister Sadananda said.
Several instances prove the depth of nationalism among Indians. But unfortunately, we also hear voices against the country. Even when India is witnessing a fast-paced development with Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiating various schemes, anti-national slogans are being raised at various corners of the country. Instilling patriotism in each Indian is the only solution to eliminate anti-national activities.
Hence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon people to uphold Independen