Saturday 19 April 2014
News updated at 12:33 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.4°C
Min : 22.5°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Govt to push Centre for 'Kempe Gowda' airport

Bangalore, March 4, dhns:

The government will recommend to the Centre to name Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli after the City’s founding father Kempe Gowda, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa informed the Legislative Assembly on Friday.

A proposal in this regard would be approved in the next Cabinet meeting and forwarded to the Union government, he said.

“My government is committed to naming the airport after Kempe Gowda. Nobody has any objection to this,” he said, replying to a question raised by Congress member D K Shivakumar.

Shivakumar said though the government had in July 2009 assured the House that it would name the airport after Kempe Gowda, no step had been taken so far.


Kempe Gowda has contributed immensely for the development of Bangalore, he said. “He constructed a number of lakes to ensure proper water supply to the people of Bangalore.

He even sacrificed his daughter-in-law when he was told that a human sacrifice was necessary for the successful completion of a lake project,” he said.

At this point, N L Narendra Babu intervened and clarified that Kempe Gowda had not sacrificed his daughter-in-law, but she had killed herself to appease a local deity in the interest of Bangalore.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Runners, wearing jackets from the 2013 Boston Marathon, add their message to a cloth banner after...

Runners, wearing jackets from the 2013 Boston Marathon, add their message to a cloth banner after...

Yesenia Del Carmen 8, carries a cross reading 'No to the Deportations,' 'as she and her...

Yesenia Del Carmen 8, carries a cross reading 'No to the Deportations,' 'as she and her...

South Sudanese fleeing an attack on the South Sudanese town of Rank, rest during arrival at a...

South Sudanese fleeing an attack on the South Sudanese town of Rank, rest during arrival at a...

A sand sculpture of Simon Zelotes preaching the gospel is seen during Holy Week celebrations in...

A sand sculpture of Simon Zelotes preaching the gospel is seen during Holy Week celebrations in...

Rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship 'Sewol' sank, during the...

Rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship 'Sewol' sank, during the...

Pilgrims light candles held in orange skins on Good Friday in Tanarandy Mission April 18, 2014...

Pilgrims light candles held in orange skins on Good Friday in Tanarandy Mission April 18, 2014...

Leaked oil is seen on the surface of the sea near the site where the capsized passenger ship...

Leaked oil is seen on the surface of the sea near the site where the capsized passenger ship...

Firefighters stand near the remains of beachfront homes which caught fire in Sea Isle City, New...

Firefighters stand near the remains of beachfront homes which caught fire in Sea Isle City, New...

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA...

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA...

Women adjust their outfits as they prepare to take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony...

Women adjust their outfits as they prepare to take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523