Mangaluru, Feb 22, 2018: Here is an IAS officer of a rare genre who finds time to pen down his thoughts, his ideas and his experiences despite his hectic schedule. M R Ravi, Chief Executive Officer of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat is an officer of great calibre who pursues his duty with a missionary zeal. That the DK ZP won the Swachhata Darpan Award for cleanliness given by the Union Government, amply speaks about the efficiency of this officer who is also a talented writer.
Hailing from Mysuru, M R Ravi has served the Directorate of Collegiate Education and also as the Chief Manager of KSTDC before being posted in Dakshina Kannada.
Literature has always been close to his heart. One of his articles has found its way into the text book for first year BBA students of Mangalore University, much to the delight of this officer. The article "Ellaru Doctor, Engineer Adre Bere Vrithigala Paadenu" was part of his book "Namma Uddhara Nammindale’ published in 2016 and duly provides food for thought. So far Ravi has penned nearly 10 books including one in English. He has also authored a book on Ambedkar and an anthology of poems "Prema Laali."
This pro-people officer who is keen on pursung the project of building mini check dams in various parts of the district is also penning another work named "Bahupayogi Kindi Anekattugalu" highlighting the importance of such dams.
A recipient of several awards, writing is a hobby and a passion for M R Ravi who is serving the society both as an officer and a writer.