'Border disputes come in way of devt'

Karnataka Border Area Development Authority President Chandrakanth Bellada                                  inaugurating Gadinadu utsav at Mandekolu in Sullia taluk on Saturday.

Accordingly, the people of Kasargod are emotionally with the Karnataka. Unfortunately, Kerala government has made Malayalam as a compulsory language to be taught in Kasargod. Instead of forcing the language on the people, let Kerala government come for talks with the Karnataka, said MP D V Sadananda Gowda.

Speaking after inaugurating Gadinadu utsav at Mandekolu in Sullia taluk on Saturday, he said “the border disputes have come in the way of development. When border row is solved, and people maintain cultural harmony development is possible.”

He said that he will urge the government to increase the funds given to Border Area Development to Rs 100 crore from Rs 10 crore.

Karnataka Border Area Development Authority President Chandrakanth Bellada said that the authority is giving priority to the development of Kannada medium schools on border areas. Karnataka Forest Development Corporation President S N Manmatha presided. ZP President Shailaja Bhat inaugurated the procession prior to the utsav. The procession included ‘Dollu kunitha,’ ‘veeragase,’ ‘Suggi kunitha,’ Veerabhadrana kunitha,’ Nasik band, dolls, ‘Ati kalanja,’ ‘Siddavesha,’ ‘Dudikunitha,’ bhajan and saxophones.

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