MCC Distributes Various Schemes to 1250 Beneficiaries

Mangaluru: Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) organised a programme to distribute various facilities to the disabled and needy under the 24.10%, 7.25% and 3% funds at the Town Hall here on March 7

Mayor Jacintha Vijay Alfred along with MLA JR Lobo, MLC Ivan, MLA Mohiuddin Bava and other dignitaries inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp.

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Speaking on this occasion, Lobo said, “After renovation, the Town Hall has served its true purpose today as we have gathered here to help the needy. Under Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the government has taken steps to identify and help the poor. Today’s programme is the best example of this, where the biggest part of the treasury is being used for the poor and disabled.” He urged the people to use the facilities wisely and asked them not to forget the leaders who were responsible for these facilities being given to them.

MLA Moihuddin Bava said, “We all leaders have fulfilled the obligation we have towards the poor. I thank all the leaders for making this day a reality. Though there are various problems, your elected representatives are taking steps to meet those issues. We are building concrete roads, providing drinking water facilities, building houses for the poor and under 94C we have given permanent settlement rights.”

MLC Ivan said, “The MCC leaders have settled the debt they were under after being elected but the people. The current State Government is pro-people. We identify the poor and give them various facilities like BPL cards, through which they can avail rice, wheat and oil free of cost. Before the congress government came into power, there were only 52000 BPL cards, whereas now the government has issued up to, 1.07 crore BPL cards. The opposition is accusing us of making the people lazy, but CM Siddaramaiah said that only those who are hungry know what hunger is. Today’s programme is not limited to just one party, but corporators of all parties have come forward.”

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Commissioner of MCC, Dr HN Gopalkrishna said, “We aim to make the city a ‘kerosene free city,’ so if there is anyone who is still using kerosene then we request them to approach us. Steps are also being taking to make Mangaluru a ‘malaria free city’ and to stop open defecation, we are building public toilets.”

Former Mayor, Mahabala Marla said, “This year we have received more applications than the previous years. This is a good sign as we can make out that the efforts of MCC are indeed reaching the poor.”

State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, UT Khader said, “The work done today by the MCC is appreciated by the people as well as God. No matter what trouble we are in, if we face it with determination then we can overcome any obstacle. You might have born poor, but nobody can dictate that you should die as a poor person. Believe in yourself and let your children study, then your dreams will come true; the government is with you. We will soon launch a programme in the district Wenlock hospital called the early intervention, which will screen the disabled aged between 0-18 years and provide treatment through various schemes.”

He further said that though the poor have many things to worry about, they always knew how to smile and be happy whenever he visited them. “When I visit a 5 star hotel, everyone there seems to be in a lot of worry,” he added.

Around 1250 benefactors had attended the programme. The MCC distributed, gas stoves, rickshaws, medical equipment for the disabled, monetary relief for the poor and other facilities.

2 Comments

  1. This is another photo show. In one side of the mouth they are Calling God’s name. On the other side of the mouth they are cheating the public with fake.
    A) Mr Gopalkrishna is promising Malaria free city. Mosquitoes are breeding in Gutter next to MS Pai Store and opposite of City Hospital. More than a year I requested City Officials and even I brought them to site in my own vehicle. Still same. There are PG Hostels on banks of this creek and can be seen the beauty of it . Food Items are thrown by a restaurant and PG Kitchens,torn under garments and Clothing thrown in it including Sanitary napkins floating. Stink comes next to MS Pai store.
    He is speaking of defecation free Mangalore. A property belong to a politician family stinks with open Septic Tank and flowing Sewer in side the property along with garbage. From 12 years and 5 Mayors, I along with all surrounding families requested the Health Department of MCC. Still no use.
    Forget about building new toilets. Maintain the ones MCC has. Just Public should look at the Toilets inside MCC Building Complex,specially the one in front of the Canteen and next to Tulu Sahitya Office.
    Excise department is suggesting more bars to open. So Poor can spend some more in bars drinking Mysore Lancers or Windsor.
    One Corporator is MISSING from the show. Also MIssing is big Banner.
    Mr M Bawa MLA is talking big about Poor. Wish He will drive from Neermarga to Valachil and look at the beauty of Swachaa Bharath. Mini Moodshedde garbage dump is near Srinivas College Front, in Valachil. MS Manjula,Health Officer of Zilla Panchayath has seen this garbage dump herself along with Myself and PDO of Neermarga. His area is problem ridden and He do not even care but worried about poor. There are no street lights for Poor Public to walk in night time. But He installed 3 high Mast light poles burning 3000 watts where they are not needed. Hardly anyone walk that area during nights. He installed them just before Panchayath Election.

    • Mr. Joe D’souza,

      Start a neighbourhood association.
      Hold regular meetings to identify neighbourhood problems.
      Provide the list of problems to the neigbourhood representative.
      If problems are not fixed, hold public protests.
      There is power in numbers.

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