Mangaluru: Rajya Sabha Member and Former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes today visited Shasthavu model village development project which is being initiated at Lathrottu village near Badaga Yedapadavu in Mijar.
Model village project is a unique initiative conceived and proposed by Vijaynath Vittal Shetty under the auspices of Shasthvu Shree Bhoothanatheshwara Temple, Badaga Yedapadavu, Mijar. It aims to convert a traditional village in a model village with facilities like good housing, education, healthcare and civic infrastructure.
Visiting the model village, Oscar Fernandes interacted freely with the villagers and children. Speaking to media persons on the occasion he expressed his happiness and appreciation of the initiative taken by Vijaynath Shetty. “This is a very good effort for the comprehensive development of a village into a model village whereby the rural people can enjoy an improved quality of life,” he said and assured to follow up on providing adequate financial support from both state and central government.
The design concept for the model village project has been prepared by Edifice, one of India’s leading architecture firms.
Earlier Fernandes visited Shasthvu Shree Bhoothanatheshwara Temple and offered prayers. Abdul Aziz Ghafoor, President of Congress Minority Cell, Udupi; Norbert Mathias, former Taluk Panchayat member; Moideen Bawa, Yedapadavu Panchayat member accompanied Oscar Fernandes.
Pramukh Rai, the chief architect for the project, Praveen Sarangan, Jayesh and Arjun Rai were also present.