DVS launches initiative to make Mandekolu crime-free

'The village bordering Kerala had a high crime rate a few years ago'

Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in the Council D V Sadananda Gowda has said that there is a need to bring in revolution in the society on the model of development in the field of science and technology.

Speaking after launching an initiative to make Mandekolu a crime-free village initiated by the gram panchayat, he said “there is a need for development trust and belief among people, to bring in changes in the society. Crime -free village is a new concept and is a revolutionary step. A remote gram panchayat in Dakshina Kannada has become a model gram panchayat through the initiative. Such initiative should be expanded across the State.”

He said “belief and trust should be the law. There is a need for harmony in administration.”
Gowda said that there was a need to create awareness on laws, develop good relationship with neighbours, and free oneself from the clutches of bad habits, to make the initiative successful. 

In his introductory speech, Mandekolu Gram Panchayat President Suresh Kanemaradka said the village bordering Kerala had a high crime rate. “In fact, those who were aware of the fact were refusing to come to this village, especially teachers and poll officials. Though the crime rate has reduced over a period of time, we want to see the village is crime-free. People have to support it for the initiative to become a successful.”

Zilla Panchayat Vice President Rithesh Shetty, MLC Prathapchandra Shetty released hand bills on the initiative.

 Former minister Kota Srinivas Poojary and ZP Member Naveen Kumar Menala among others were present.

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