Report by Michael Rodrigues
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Team Mangalorean Udupi
Udupi: Minister of Muzarai and Udupi District- in charge minister Kota Srinivasa Poojary has said that the State Government is committed for the development of the whole udupi district. It has approved several significant development works and has released the necessary funds for the same.
He said after hoisting the National flag and accepting the guard of honor at the 66- Independence Day Celebrations programme organized by the District Administration at Mahathmagandhi District Stadium Ajjarkad on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
"The government has been taking steps for improving performance in areas like education, health, roads and power. The problem of title deeds in the district has been sorted out. People who inherited the government land until last January are given title deeds under Karnataka Land Revenue Act Section 94-C. District has received as many as 68,000 applications under various beneficiary programmes for poor, of which, 12,000 to 13,000 are considered as non eligible. As many as 18,000 beneficiaries have been benefited under Bhagyalaxmi Yojane. About 2,584 bonds are still to be distributed under the programme. Under the lake and pond restoration programme, the district has received Rs 7.5 crores of funds. There are as many as 138 tanks in the district, of which restoration works of 90 tanks have been completed and the works on remaining 48 ponds are nearing completion. About 655 lakhs is released under CM rural road development programme and additional fund of Rs 576 lakhs is released under third finance Commission to repair the roads in the rural areas. As many as 34.2 Crore are released under Rural Drinking Water Scheme. Udupi district has eighth place in the State in the disposal of applications under the Sakala scheme (The Karnataka Guarantee of Services to Citizens Act). Out of the 1,28,935 applications received till now, 1,20,830 were disposed" Said Kota Poojary.
Earlier the Minister took guard of honour from District Police, Reserve Armed Guards, Fire Brigade, Home Guards, NCC, Scouts – Guides and Service Corps and watched their colorful march past. Persons with achievements in the field of education were honoured.
PUC Top Scorers
Science : Vidya Kamath (Bhuvanendra PU college Karkala – 589), Jayashree (MGM College Udupi - 587.
Commerce: Preethi Kamath (MGM College Udupi - 586), Akshaya Ballal (PPC Udupi 587)
Arts: Padmini Jain (Government PU College Shirlala – Karkala – 541), Suparna ( Government PU College Brahmavar)
SSLC Top Scorers
Kannada Medium : K Anusha Nayak (Seva Sangama Vidya Kendra Thekkatte – 609), Preethi P Shetty (Seva Sangama Vidya Kendra Thekkatte – 608)
English Medium : Shreya Malya (Bhuvanendra High School Karkala – 620), Akshath (Mount Rosary High Schol Kallianpura- 616) Prerana Krishana Raj (V K R ACharaya Memorial High School Kundapur – 616), Shwetha (Manipal PU College Manipal 616)
The District-level March Past Competition Winners: Primary Section: First place- Government Primary School Haluvalli Brahmavar , Second – Government Primary School Volakaadu.
High School - First – St. Cecily’s High School Udupi, Second – U Kamalabai High School Kadiyali Third – Government High School Volakad.
College Section - First - Poorna Prajna College Udupi – Army, Second – Dr. G Shanker Government Womens' First Grade college Ajjarkad, Third – PPC College NCC Navy and MGM College Udupi
Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat, Zilla panchayath vice President Joythi Seetharam Shetty, Taluk Panchayath President Devadaas Hebbar, City Municipal Corporation Udupi President Kiran Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Dr M T Reju, Superintendent of Police Dr Borelinghaih, ADC Kumar, Zilla Panchayath CEO Prabhakar Sharma among others were also present.