By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore : The newly appointed State Minister for Ports and Inland Water Transport, Kota Srinivas Poojary paid his maiden visit to Mangalore after the ministerial berth on July 17.
The leaders and members of the Bharatiya Janata Party accorded a warm welcome to Srinivas Poojary at the Mangalore office. Addressing the mediapersons Poojary said "Dakshina Kannada and Udupi are model districts not only to the state but for the entire country". Further he stated that the state government would take a decision in abolishing 'Made Madesnana', ritual without hurting anyone.
The temple heads and some devotees follow the rituals but many organizations are against these rituals. By taking everyone into confidence and studying all the pros and cons the government will soon take a decision in banning the ritual.
Former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda had assured of banning' Made Madesnana ' ritual in the temples within two months of time, but due to some internal party problems DVS had to resign. Now I will discuss this issue with the concerned authority and try to ban the' Made Madesnana ', he assured.
While asked about the pending projects started by Late Dr V S Acharya, he assured to complete those projects as soon as possible. About retaining the maintenance in Kollur Temple, Poojary said that the ministry will make it mandatory to maintain cleanliness in and around the temples, in the entire state, because it is not the question of only Kollur temple, many temples do not maintain cleanliness. The process has been started and it will be implemented soon in every temple in karnataka.
The party leaders felicitated Kota Srinivas Poojary and BJP District Spokesperson, former District President and the newly elected Legislative Council Member K Monappa Bhandary on the occasion. Deputy speaker Yogish Bhat, BJP District President Padmanabh Kottari, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLC Ganesh Karnik, Deputy Mayor Amitakala and other BJP leaders were also present.