Mangaluru, Aug 4,2017: A meeting convened on August 4, Friday under the leadership of District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai to discuss the controversy revolving around the naming of the road from Ambedkar Circle to Light House Hill via Catholic Club, failed to arrive at any consensus.
The representatives of St Aloysius College who attended the meeting held at the DC office stood firm on their stand that the road continued to be known as Aloysius College Road. Meanwhile, representatives of Vijaya Bank Employees and Officers’ Organisation too were hell bent upon naming the road after Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty, the Founder of the Bank.
Road naming row: Meet fails to arrive at consensus On the other hand, representatives of Okkaligara yane Gowdara Seva Sangha wanted to name this road as Bavutagudda Road. To add to the trouble, Muslim bodies demanded that the road be named as Idgah Mosque Road.
The Committee comprising Registrar, history lecturers of Mangalore University, MCC Commissioner and DC will go through all records and then submit its report based on which the District in-charge Minister would arrive at a decision.
Dr Narahari, Rector Rev. Fr Dionysius Vaz on behalf of Aloysius College, Karunaker Shetty, Rajagopal Rai on behalf of Vijaya Bank Employees Association, Gopal Peraje, Convenor of Okkaligara yaane Gowdara Seva Sangha, Ashraf of Muslim Federation spoke.
JR Lobo, MLA, Kavita Sanil, Mayor, Mohammad Nazeer, MCC Commissioner, K G Jagadish,Deputy Commissioner and others were present.