NRSS including MP Nalin offer Prayers in Temple, Church and Mosque
Mangaluru: The Netravati Rakshana Samyukta Samiti held prayers in various temples, Church and Mosque on September 14, for a positive judgement by the Delhi Court on September 21.
The members of the NRSS held prayers at the Kadri Shri Manjunatheshwara Temple from at 8:30am. They offered prayers for a positive judgement on the Netravati river diversion project.
Addressing the mediapersons MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said, “The people of Dakshina Kannada are peace loving, we have staged protests peacefully. But the government has yet not dropped the project. Under the leadership of the President of the Netravati Rakshana Samyukta Samiti Vijay Kumar Shetty, we have organised prayers in temples, Mosques and Churches in the entire district. Because God is Supreme and he will surely bless us and give a positive mind to the Judge for a positive judgement on the Netravati river diversion project.”
Nalin also said, “The case which was in the Chennai court is now moved to the Delhi court, we are sure that the Delhi court and God will surely do justice to the people of Dakshina Kannada. This is the first step, to fight against the government because we do not want to go against the government, we can at least pray to God to give a clear mind to our chief minister and the ministers from our district to withdraw the project.”
President of NRSS Vijay Kumar Shetty speaking to the mediapersons said that the case was moved to the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi). The case was in the Chennai Green tribunal but we have succeeded in moving the case to Delhi because we are sure of getting justice from the Delhi court.
He further said that this year there is very less rain because of the trees being felled in large numbers in the Western Ghats for the Netravati River diversion project. If we allow the project to go continue, the next generation will be in trouble. For the sake of our next generation, we all should join hands to stop the Netravati river diversion project. On September 21, there is a hearing in the Delhi court about the Netravati river diversion project. To get a positive judgement to drop the Netravati river diversion project we have held prayers at various Temples, Mosques and Churches on September 14. God will surely hear our prayers and we will get a positive judgement.
Later prayers held at the Milagres Church. Parish Priest of Milagres Church Fr Valerian led the prayers. Fr Valerian prayed for a positive judgement by the Delhi court on September 21. Fr J B Crasta also spoke on the occasion.
The prayers will also held at the Mangaladevi Temple, Ullal Durga and Sri Gokarnantheshwara Kshethra Kudroli.
President of Buntara Yane Nadavara Matr Sangha Ajith Kumar Rai Maladi, former MLA Yogish Bhat, for deputy Mayor Purushotham Chitrapura, Somashekar from Uttar Kannada, NRSS members Advocate Dinaker Shetty, Rahim Uchil, Roopa D Bangera, President of ZP Meenakshi Shanthigodu, Satyajith Surathkal, Vijay Kumar Kodialbail, Fr J B Crasta and others were also present.