Master Plan to Promote Coastal Tourism-CM Bommai
Udupi: A master plan will be drawn to promote culture and temple tourism in Coastal Karnataka to improve the economy, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking after inaugurating the statue of Parashurama atop Umikal Hill here on Friday, he said there are ample opportunities for tourism here and already several schemes have been chalked out. The people of this area are hard-working and to make their life more meaningful this region requires tourism as well as industries but they required infrastructure. A complete development is when the ports, logistics park and roads are improved. Already, investors have come forward to invest Rs 1.5 lakh crore in the manufacture of fuel, Hydrogen and Ammonia. It will be made a reality soon and help in changing the lives of people. Giving small packages will not improve the life of people as the strength of the ports must increase. If investment increases, economic activities must also change on a big scale. The government’s aim is not to give the packages but to improve the life of people.
It is a historic day especially in coastal Karnataka as the statue of Parashurama has been installed and Theme Park is inaugurated. Parashiois the creator of Tulu Naadu and had the personality of Karna. He was very brave, got the blessings of Shiva and was very strong. Though he was loved by his mother still he beheaded her as per his father’s order. The people who belonged to this region must remember him.
Bommai said there are a lot of historic evidence here and the evidence of Parashurama will be known to the children. There is a small temple of Parashurama in this region and that piece of evidence will become history in the coming days. Preservation of such historic places is done by Minister Sunil Kumar. “We do a lot of things in public life but doing historical work is very rare. Doing that is the real job of JanSevak. “I have come here as a devotee and not as the CM. The government will do everything possible in this regard”.
Ministers V.Sunil Kumar, S.Angara, union Minister Shobha Karandlaje, MLAs Lalji Mendon, and livesRaghupati Bhat and noted actor Rishabh Shetty were present.