DK District Administration celebrates 74th Republic Day
Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada district administration celebrated the 74th Republic Day at the Nehru Maidan here on January 26.
District minister in charge Sunil Kumar hoisted the National flag on the occasion. Addressing the gathering Sunil Kumar said, “Independent India formed its own constitution and became a Republic. In 1950, on January 26, India became a democratic nation. India is a sovereign nation, the government has the power to formulate and implement its national and foreign policies. Today, we all must bow our heads to all those who worked hard to implement such a constitution in the country, which allowed us to live freely and get an education. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Unity, and Fraternity Freedom are the five core values in the Constitution of India. Since the Constitution came into force, people of classes get an equal education. A country’s constitution is an important document for the people and their development”.
Sunil Kumar further said, “India has considered 22 languages like Assamese, Kannada, Bengali, Hindi etc as important languages in the country’s constitution. The Constitution recognizes six fundamental rights, namely the right to equality, the right to religious freedom, the right against persecution, the right to cultural and religious education and the right to constitutional remedy. India’s unity in diversity and the national festivals which we celebrate in our country are uniting every one of us as one. India is a sovereign nation, demonstrating strength in unity that sees unity in diversity. Republic Day is one of the national festivals which is celebrated on January 26, in our country. So many valiant heroes have been martyred on this land with the words “We are ready to give our lives to the Motherland”. However, our constitution has laid down the necessary framework for finding an ethical system of governance. So, the constitution that came out on January 26, 1950, brought about a different kind of change in the entire nation. “This is a proud day for us Indians. This historical day gave us the constitution. The motto of our nation is ‘unity in diversity,’ there are various religions, castes, and creeds that live together as one”.
He briefed on various developmental projects initiated by the government in the district and said, “Karnataka government has planned to undertake 7 new multi-village drinking water projects for Dakshina Kannada district at a cost of Rs 1040 crores. In Dakshina Kannada district, under the Jaljeevan Mission project with the mission of Mane Manege Gange, drinking water will be provided to more than one lakh households in 3 phases at a total of Rs 576 crores. We have reconstituted an expert committee to solve the problem regarding deemed forest in Dakshina Kannada district and steps are being taken to drop 34850 hectares of the area from the deemed forest list in the district”.
It was followed by an attractive parade by the police force, NCC, NSS and Bharat Seva Dal volunteers from different schools and colleges in the city. There was a cultural programme after the stage programme presented by School and college students. The minister distributed laptops and merit certificates to the students who scored the Highest Marks in the 10th Standard.
Later, Minister Sunil Kumar inaugurated the Vintage rally. BJP State President MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA Vedavyas Kamath, MLC Harish Kumar, Mayor Jayanand Anchan, Deputy Commissioner Ravikumar M R, deputy Mayor Poornima, IGP Western Range Dr Chandragupta, Commissioner of Police Shashi Kumar IPS, SP Rishikesh Bhagawan Sonavane, CEO ZP Dr Kumar, MUDA Chairman Ravishankar Mijar and MCC Commissioner Akshy Sridhar were also present.