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Puttur,Birumale Gandhi Mantapa a den of shady deeds

Puttur,Birumale Gandhi Mantapa a den of shady deeds


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Aug 18,2017:The Gandhi Mantapa at Birumale in Puttur has turned into a den of shady activities owing to neglect by authorities concerned.


Gandhi Mantapa.


Birumale has a beautiful panoramic view and visitors will get a view of the entire Puttur town from here. To help Nature lovers enjoy the beauty of Nature, retired tahsildar Kochanna Rai and the Birumale Development Committee strove to develop it as a tourist spot.

The Gandhi Mantapa was set up. All efforts were made to attract children through the construction of the park. A public library too was started. A Devaraj Urs Hostel too came up nearby.

Over a period of time, however, the Mantapa has lost its old charm. Programmes were held in the Mantapa in the past. However, now it is in a neglected state and shady / illegal activities take place here. The Mantapa has a huge stage, two separate rooms on both sides of the stage and two separate toilets. However, the windows and doors of the Mantapa have disappeared. The walls of the structure is defaced through writings by miscreants. Even the electricity connections to the Mantapa has been disconnected.

During a visit to the Gandhi Mantapa, one will be greeted by liquor bottles, traces of ganja, and obscene writings on the walls of the Mantapa and even used condoms. The liquor bottles are strewn in the surroundings of the Mantapa. Cigarette butts and packets are found all over the Mantapa. Even the toilets have been converted into a unbearable dump yard rotting all around.


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Isha D’souza, mangluru Fri, August-18-2017, 12:27
The public should be aware that they must not harm the public property . This is the lack education due to which the building in such a condition
Ibrahim Kunhi, Kasargod Thu, August-17-2017, 11:33
Lack of maintenance, how much the people are concerned about the public properties. What is the use of misusing the place
Shifali S Amin, Puttur Thu, August-17-2017, 11:24
It comes under the maintenance of whom ? Those have to be ashamed of because inspite spending so much on it just wasting it.
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