By Team Mangalorean
Pics Rajesh Shetty
MANGALORE May 19, 2010: A unique book on outstanding legislators of Karnataka was released here today amid great reverence and respect. The book was released by the chairman of the Legislative Council Mr. Veeranna Mathikatti. Home Minister Dr. V.S. Acharya, district in-charge minister Mr. Krishna Palemar, MLA Mr. B. Ramanatha Rai and others were present.
The book release was organised as a part of the 100th anniversary of Mr. Nagappa Alva the first state minister to hold charge in the state government from Dakshina Kannada district.
Releasing the book Mr. Mathikatti said the Dakshina Kannada district had given many parliamentarians and legislators in the past who have done yeomen service to the state as well as the country through their unrelented and selfless service. It was an appropriate time for the state to remember these heroic legislators by documenting their lives and work.
Dr. V.S. Acharya on this occasion remembered the services rendered by late Dr. Nagappa Alva and said he was one of those pioneering legislators who had contributed immensely to the development of Mangalore and Udupi.
Mr. Krishna Palemar inaugurated the special photo exhibition organised on this occasion and said Dakshina Kannada still had good legislators and we need to maintain the high regard for the Dakshina Kannada legislators through keeping their morale up.
Others who spoke on the occasion included MLA of Buntwal Mr.Ramanatha Rai and MLA of Moodbidri Mr Abhayachandra Jain.
The book has documented the various works by the legislators of Karnataka and the photo exhibition had provided the glimpses of the leaders of the past.