Mega Pandal with 1 Lakh Chairs Set for Dr Rajendra Kumar’s ‘Rajata Sambrama’ on completion of his 25 years as President of SCDCC Bank Ltd at Nehru Maidan, which will take place on Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 9.30 am
Mangaluru: Probably never in the history of Mangaluru, that such a massive tent/pandal has been set for a function, where nearly 1.5 lakh people are expected to attend. The contractor who was setting up the pandal/chairs speaking to Team Mangalorean said that the area of the pandal is about 3.54 sq ft, and around 90 thousand chairs have been already arranged and if needed more chairs will be added. All this arrangement is for the big bash of “Rajata Sambrama” where Dr M N Rajendra Kumar will be felicitated for his 25 long years, serving as President of South Canara District Central Co-operative (SCDCC) Bank Ltd, and also the 20th Anniversary of Navodaya- a Self -Help Group initiated by the Bank.
A mega main stage where nearly 210 dignitaries could be seated is also set up. Added to this mega main stage, there are two additional small stages by the side of it on each side, where about 150 persons could be accommodated on each stage. There will be separate VVIP and VIP enclosures in the Molahalli Shiva Rao auditorium, which is the name given to the celebration venue. Prior to the formal function on Saturday, 19 January, BandeppaKashempur, the Minister for Co-Operation will inaugurate the Co-operative Museum, and also unveil the bust of Molahalli Shiva Rao, the Father of the Co-operative movement in the District. The Minister will also dedicate the co-operation library in the old-building of SCDCC Bank Head Office at 9 am.
Union Minister Sadananda Gowda will inaugurate the mega procession which will start from the SCDCC Head Office and will proceed to Nehru Maidan at 9.30 am. 61 troupes featuring various traditions and cultures will take part in the procession, along with a 100 member Chende Band, which is considered to be the Star Attraction of the nearly one-hour long procession. Security has been fully arranged, with police and Home Guards at the helm of controlling the crowd. Also, around 1000 volunteers will also help in the cleanliness in and around the pandal, including dining area.
On Saturday all roads will lead to the Nehru Maidan where this mega event is held, and so we are talking about massive parking for vehicles coming from in and around Mangaluru, and from the State. Co-operatives from various part of the state will converge at the venue, which has around 10,000 members from North Karnataka, and Shivamogga. Nearly 21 wedding/function halls in the city have been booked for the guests to rest and refresh themselves.
Regarding vehicle parking- those vehicles coming into the City will come from Kottara Chowki to PVS Circle/Navabharath Circle. Those vehicles coming from Sullia, Puttur, Belthangady, Bantwal- and food for the passengers will be provided at Adyar Garden, near Sahyadri College, before dropping them to Corporation Bank through Kankanady Pumpwell circle, Kankanady, Jyothi circle, and A B Shetty Circle. Those arriving from Karkala, Moodbidri, Bajpe, will be provided food at Gurupura, and then taken through Nanthur, Jyothi circle to A B Shetty Circle.
All buses will be parked at Goldfinch City, near Kulur. Parking facility is provided at Town Hall, University College ground and St Aloysius College ground. It is learnt that those guests coming from out of town can park their vehicles at Bunts Hostel Ground, Shanthi Nilaya ground-Balmatta, Emmekere Ground and Kadri Mallikatte ground. Prior to the main formal programme, a cultural programme will be performed by the Alva’s Virasattroupe. Seeing is believing tomorrow as ONE of the GREATEST Bash in the HISTORY of MANGALURU will be a MILESTONE to REMEMBER!