'Akshara Aarakshaka' invites criticism

Addressing media here on Thursday, S Prakash, Janata Dal (Secular) K R Constituency president questioned the rationale behind the programme, the brain child of Medical Education and District In-charge Minister S A Ramdas.

The minister had earlier launched several programmes, claiming to be people friendly; Kshetra Rakshana Samithi, Post Card Campaign, Gift Bank among others.

But, they met early death without reaching all. Prakash mocked at the minister saying that the latter during previous Deepavali festival had distributed fire crackers to select kids from poor families.

The minister had announced that he would form a ‘Gift Bank’ and will donate all the gifts received to the bank, besides wooing people from elite background to do their mite.

The gifts collected will be distributed among the kids hailing from economically weaker sections, once in every three months.

The bank still remains a promise and the minister has launched yet another- Akshara..., It’s nothing but a gimmick, Prakash rued.

He demanded the minister to make public the status of those programmes, or face protests intended at highlighting his failure to keep up the promises.

Infertility check-up camp

Mysore Clincal Society has organised a free infertility check up camp between May 27 to June 15 at Mediwave IVF and Fertility Research Hospital, City X-ray Complex on New Sayyaji Rao Road.

A team of doctors and research fellows headed by Dr C Sharath Kumar, Director and Chief Fertility Surgeon of Mediwave will conduct the camp. Dr S S Malini, Assistant professor of Zoology, University of Mysore would also assist the conduct of the camp.

The camp will conduct semen analysis, biochemical analysis of semen, cytogenetic analysis, immunological analysis, molecular diagnostics and obesity check ups free of cost for the couples suffering from infertility, obesity and recurrent pregnancy loss, a press release said. For details call Ph: 0821-3265002, 9164555041 or 9964446145.

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