Preparation in full swing for President Mukherjee’s Udupi, Kollur visit

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Preparation in full swing for President Mukherjee’s Udupi, Kollur visit

Udupi: Preparations are in full swing in the district for President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Udupi and Kollur Temple on June 18.

Pranab Mukherjee is visiting Udupi for the first time after becoming the President of India. In 2012 when he was Union Finance Minister he had visited Manipal and inaugurated the seminar ‘21st Century as the Asian Century: Role of India and China’. He had also inaugurated the ground floor of the Academic block of MIT (Manipal Institute of Technology) campus.

Pranab Mukherjee’s Special Aircraft will arrive at the Mangaluru International Airport on Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m after which he will board a chopper to reach Adi-Udupi helipad. From Adi-Udupi Mukherjee will pass by road to the Circuit House, after which he will visit the Sri Krishna Math at 12:00 p.m. Thereafter he will attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of B R Shetty’s Super Specialty hospital building.

Thereafter Mukherjee will return to the Circuit House for lunch. After lunch, the president will take a chopper to Kollur and will visit Sri Mookambika Temple at 4:15 pm. After visiting the temple the President will take a chopper to Mangaluru Airpot from where he will be flying back to New Delhi.

According to the reports, Devotees will not be allowed into the Sri Krishna Math from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meals for devotees will be served after 2:00 p.m. So also in Kollur, there will be no darshan for the devotees at the Sri Mookambika Temple from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Devotees will have to finish their darshan before 10:30 a.m. or have it after 6:00 p.m.
The district administration headed by Priyanka Mary Francis, Deputy Commissioner has held a number of preparatory meetings on the security arrangements for the President’s visit. Nodal officers have been appointed to look after various departments during the visit. Issues related to medical units and food safety were also discussed.

The maintenance work of Adi-Udupi and Shiroor Helipads is under progress by the PWD department. The Adi-Udupi – Krishna Math Underpass Road work in full swing by Navayuga Construction.

Shilpa Naag assistant commissioner of Kundapur Division reviewed the arrangements including the maintenance of roads, Helipad etc. She also instructed the National Highway Authority to fill potholes on the Highway and keep the National Highway in perfect condition.

Apart from the local police, Central forces and the President’s security wing are also involved in providing tight security at the international airports, Krishna Temple, Kollur Temple and Kodachadri Hill. Preparatory measures are on, with the district police working out the security plans.

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  1. Justice Bhagawati who gave a verdict justifying emergency and took away the fundamental right passed away at 95.
    Will our beloved president who sided with Indiramma express the kind of regrets that justice Bhagawati did in 2011?
    Better late than never.

  2. Thank God the President is visiting Udupi, and will get off
    at the Helipad ground in Adi Udupi. Because of which, the
    Udupi Municipality, the Udupi PWD, and the Highway
    Contractor have all suddenly woken up to clean Adi Udupi
    and Karavali Bi-Pass and give the areas a well groomed
    cosmetic look, to impress the President and his entourage,
    which otherwise is in shambles with bad roads, so many
    illegal eateries and shops and huts, and the helipad grounds
    full of dirt and shrub and rotting govt.vehicles and motorbikes.

  3. When one gets into electronic media and goes through various subjects, one learns a lot of things. I was going through an interview of an ex-intelligence officer, who said that it was Mr. Pranabh Mukherjee who instead of vigorously pursuing the case with Swiss authorities to get details of all Indians having slush funds, black monies, etc. in Swiss banks came to an arrangement with them to notify to the Indian authorities only the names of Indians who open accounts from a certain dates. So, all those already having fat accounts were left off the hook. One need not have to rack ones brains to realize why Mr. Pranabh Mukherjee acted in such a fashion.

    When Swiss authorities refused to cooperate with American government to divulge the names of their nationals having accounts, their account numbers and the amount of monies being held by them in these accounts, Uncle Sam just held all Swiss bank employees as hostages and Swiss authorities succumbed and divulged all information.

    In short, where there is a will there is a way. Indian netas will always try to hide facts and/or find a way out, simply because they are all corrupt and filled with sleaze. The earlier we realize this, band together and take politician to task, the better it is.

  4. Lalit Modi, Vijay Mal-leykey-gaya (or King of Fraud), that rabid Islamic preacher and evangelist, Kartik Chidambaram, the son of illustrious ex-Home and Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram and Lalu Prasad Yadav have all committed economic frauds and/or broken the law, etc., totalling hundreds and thousands of crores, but they say that they have not done any wrong and if they are in the opposition, they say it is a political vendetta.

    Our investigating authorities and judicial system is either very slow or do not want to impound their passports, impose a lookout notice and travel ban, thus depriving the opportunities for these undesirables to fly out of cuckoo’s nest and face law and legal proceedings.

  5. The mayhem and acts of violence of Divakar Reddy created at the Vijaywada airport in Andhra Pradesh is highly objectionable and deserves to be strongly condemned. He came late to the airport and when the Indigo staff told him that he cannot get a boarding pass for that flight because he had come just 28 minutes earlier for the boarding pass and the aircraft’s doors were closed, he lost his fuse and acted boisterously, pushed Indigo staff and damaged a printer. To his luck, the Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapati Raju, was at the airport and he instructed the airlines to permit him in the aircraft.

    No action has been taken against this Member of Parliament and the Civil Aviation Minister for breaking the rules to let this man in the aircraft. Readers have to realize that both these netas are from the same party, i.e. T.D.P. Moreover, as per what we hear from the media, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandra Babu Naidu, also from T.D.P., sent another neta to Diwakar Reddy’s house to advise him to not to speak to the media. No disciplinary action will be taken against these netas, because we treat them as a special breed, Almighty God and not public servants.

    I wish to advise my countrymen that in India, politics is the worst profession, even worse than the oldest profession on earth. Some of the Netas are also crooks, scoundrels, shameless, thick-skinned and lack decency. If you were in the visitors’ gallery in Lok Sabha and took a raw mango and threw it in the direction of where these netas sit and debate, I bet you that on whoever the mango falls upon would 99% be a corrupt neta.

  6. The best President India ever had and who could be called the people’s President was Dr. A.P.J. Kalam and the second best was Dr. Sarvapally Radhakrishnan.

    I do not think much of Pranabh Mukherjee, who is Sonia Gandhi’s stooge. The worst Presidents were Pratibha Patil, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (of emergency era) and V.V. Giri.

    I do not know who will be the next President. Today, it appears that R.S.S. Chief, Mohan Bhagwat, met Pranabh Mukherjee. Does this ring a bell?

    An incumbent for the President’s post should be a man with sterling qualities with mass appeal and not a jerk or sycophant. Why cannot they consider people like Azeem Premji, Narayana Murthy, Rattan Tata (all of whom spend lots of money on charitable causes) or Tarun Gogoi, ex-Chief Minister of Tripura (the most honest and non-corrupt Chief Minister)?

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