Drought relief work appreciated: DVS

Drought relief work appreciated: DVS

Former CM participates in golden jubilee celebrations at Teresian College

Drought relief work appreciated: DVS

D V Sadananda Gowda dismissed allegations of failing to tackle drought during his tenure as the chief minister.

Addressing a media conference here on Monday, Gowda said that two teams from the central government had visited the state during his tenure. Both the teams had expressed their appreciation of the work being undertaken by the government.

Gowda said Rs 123 crore had been released to 123 taluks during his tenure andRs 40 crore for urban areas. Revealing that he had visited the district 18 times during his 11-month tenure, Gowda said Sakala was one of the best contributions to the state in order to improve transparency in the bureaucracy.

 He said extending Sakala to the secretariat was also finalised during his tenure. He hoped that the present cabinet would implement Sakala.

Replying to a query on the appointment of the state BJP president, he said the decision would be taken by the party high command.

Observing that the people across the state were saddened by the differences in the party, he said if all members of the party join hands then it will still be possible to regain the faith of people in the remaining eight months.

Teresian College

Despite stepping down from power, popularity of former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda hasn’t reduced among youth going by the response he received while participating in the 50th golden jubilee celebrations at Teresian College here on Monday.

Even as Gowda rose to occupy his position on stage, he was greeted by a huge round of applause and whistles from the students of the college, who had filled the auditorium.
Speaking on the occasion, Gowda stressed on the importance of values to succeed in life.

Social responsibility

He urged students to inculcate values such as social responsibility in order to build a better society.

Commending the vision preached by the college, Gowda said it was important for students to ensure that they turn into a social force for the betterment of society.

He emphasised on the need to build a better society as it would help the country succeed in future.

Value based education was essential in order to prepare children face the future.

Unless children are told about culture, they would not receive a complete education, he added.

Medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas, Bishop of Mysore diocese Thomas A Vazhapilly, MUDA chairman L Nagendra, Karnataka Housing Board chairman G T Devegowda, Karnataka Exhibition Authority chairman B P Manjunath, corporator Mahadevamma, Sr Fridoline, Sr Helena, Prof V K Jose, Prof Indira, Prof Shalini Urs and others were present.

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