Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

Peaceful year…

“After taking charge as the Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district this year, I did not witness any severe violent incidents in the district. As the DC, I found the year to be quite peaceful. Some of the important decisions were taken for the development of the district including to lay synthetic track in Mangala Stadium. All I have to say is that the passing year was blissful and I am looking forward for the next year as I have a great responsibility of organising National Youth Festival on my shoulders.”

Dr N S Channappa Gowda,
Deputy Commissioner,     Dakshina Kannada district

Quite satisfying...

“I am contented with the year 2011 as it has brought the Mangalore City Police Commissionerate appreciations from various quarters. Considering the fact that the City Commissionerate was instituted recently, the year was quite satisfying in carrying out the work. The crime rate in the city has seen a dip and the Commissionerate was strengthened with the setting up of PSR vans, surveillance cameras, police outposts etc. I am certainly satisfied with the year.”

 Seemanth Kumar Singh,
 Police Commissioner,     Mangalore City.

Lucky for self, varsity...

“2011 being my first year here in Mangalore University as the Vice Chancellor was an eventful year for me. I am satisfied with the way I have discharged my duty in developing the infrastructure and bringing changes in the academic level and imposing discipline in the varsity. The Department of Science and Technology in the University received Rs nine crore grant from the UGC for the developmental work which was an ego booster. I consider the passing year was lucky for me as well as the university.”

Prof T C Shivashankara Murthy,
Vice Chancellor, Mangalore University.

Golden year...

“2011 was the best year for me. I call it a ‘golden year’ for I could fetch three gold medals in the important athletic meets namely the 51st National Open Athletics Championship in September and in the 72nd All India Inter-university Athletics Championships - 2011 held in December in Moodbidri.”

 M R  Poovamma,
 Athlete, Alva’s College     Moodbidri.

Success of Asal...
“It was a successful year as my first stint in Tulu cinema turned out to be a huge success. Apart from the success of ‘Oriyardori Asal’ cinema, there were ups and downs like usual. However, the movie’s success has motivated me to work on another Tulu cinema. The work would commence in the next year.”

Vijay Kumar Kodialbail,
Tulu theatre persona.

New step...

“The fact that Vishwas Trust could form a consortium of five organisations in Mangalore to address the problems of the elderly was a new step put forward for the welfare of the elderly. However, I am disappointed that we still could not form a lobby to convince the government to make proper arrangements to bring relief to the elderly.”

Dr Olinda Periera
Chairman, Vishwas Trust for the elderly

Learning experience...

“The year 2011 was not much different from the previous years, except for the fact that we could successfully organise the 72nd All India Inter-university Athletics Championships-2011 in Moodbidri. Adding to it is the happiness that came in the form of several of our athletes who bagged medals and performed well in the national and international athletic meets. Like every year, Alva’s Nudisiri and Alva’s Virasat went on smoothly. We have also hosted the All India Inter-university Ball Badminton tourney here. It was a whole lot of learning experience.”

Dr M Mohan Alva,
Chairman, Alva’s  Education Foundation.

Time for solutions...

“Being the President of the Beary Academy, I am quite satisfied with the work I have done in 2011, especially, because we could organise Beary Sammelan after a long gap of 13 years. We have organised several programmes and talks throughout the year including those in the Sammelan and have given platform to address the problems faced by Beary community members. Probably, it is for the first time here in Mangalore, the problems faced by Beary women, the gender discrimination, burqa practise, harassment by Mullas were discussed in an open stage. Now the time has come to find solutions to these problems.”

M B Abdul Rehaman,
President, Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy.

Waiting with hope...

“I have continued doing the work which was laid out by the former President of KCCI. I have been faithful in performing my duty by addressing the grievances of the merchants and traders and reaching it to the government. Yet, I feel that the government has not responded to our demands and has not provided the basic infrastructures necessary for the trading activities. I will make sure that the government would listen to our demands and responds to them at least in the year ahead.”

Latha Kini,
President, Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

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