Kundapur: State-of-the-art UVA Meridian Convention Center Inaugurated

Kundapur: State-of-the-art UVA Meridian Convention Center Inaugurated
Silvester D’Souza
Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (VM)
Kundapur, Nov 24:
"Any place which creates a pleasant environment inspires a man towards meditation and that place is equal to a temple. The UVA Convention center built under the aegies of Prafulla association in Koteshwar is such a place," said Dharmasthala Dhramadhikari Dr Veerendra Heggade.
He addressed the gathering after inaugurating the newly-constructed UVA Convention Center, which is of international standards, at the premises of Prafulla Enclave here on Friday November 23.

"The coastal region is developed in the commerce sector. Similarly it is a proud moment for us as the state’s first convention hall of international standards has been set up in this place," he added.

Dr Heggade said that Bailur Uday Kumar Shetty and Naveen Kumar Shetty have set a good example for youth as this convention center is a good platform for them to learn self-reliance.
In his presidential address, home minister R Askok said that undivided Dakshina Kannada is best known for its educated people. "Now, with the erection of the convention center, they have proved themselves as intelligent."
"Today people look for quality and comfort. Even if the convention center is not apt for Kundapur as of now, it will be useful in the future," he said.
Speaking about various contributions made by the late Dr VS Acharya to the district, he said a new KSRTC bus stand will be constructed at Bannaje in Udupi shortly and a sum of Rs 10 crore would be released for the same.
On the occasion, Dharmadhikari Dr Veerendra Heggade was honoured on the occasion. Ri Lin Min Lisa from China was honoured by R Ashok for granting necessary equipment for the construction of convention center.
Corporation Bank retired general manager welcomed while Manohar Prasad compered the programme.
A grand procession was taken prior to the inauguration.

The UVA Meridian Convention Center has an open theater with a capacity of 25,000, an air-conditioned hall for 1,400 people and an air-conditioned dining hall which can accomodate 750 people at a time. It also has two helipads and a parking lot that can accomodate a thousand cars.

Kota Srinivas Poojary, minister for ports and Muzrai, Gopalkrishna Kodgi president of Third Finance committee, MLA Ashwatha Narayana of Malleshwara, Byndoor MLA K Laxminarayan, Udupi MLA K Raghupathi Bhat, former MLA B Appanna Heggde, former MLA K Amarnath Shetty, B M Sukumar Shetty, former managing head of Kollur temple, M Dasayya, deputy general manager of Canara bank, Mohandas Shenoy, municipality president, Praveen Shetty of Dubai fortune group, B Shantharam, retired DGM of Vijaya bank, V K Mohan, Bhageerathi, Koteshwar gram panchayat president, N Vinay Heggde, chancellor of Nitte University, Prakash Shetty of MRG group, A Sadanand Shetty, Amaranath heggde, Manjunath Bhandary, president of Bamadari education foundation, Jayakar Shetty, member of All India Dental Council, H Shantharam, managing director of Manipal Academy of general Education, Sameer Chaudary of Trident group, entrepreneur Sattadi Vijaya Shetty among others were present.



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  • pralwan shetty, udupi/qatar

    Sun, Nov 25 2012

    i appreciate the bunt brothers of kundapur, uday kumar shetty & brothers for setting p such a massive convention centre in kundapur..... shetty brothers r really achievers & innovators...
    best of luck for their future business endeavors... u made our bunts community again proud.... i can compare shetty brothers of kundapur with mohan alva, nitte vinay hedge, rn shetty, these bunts legends who all developed the places in to a international level like moodibidri, nitte, murudeshwar etc

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  • Chetan Shetty & Fly, Manipal/Dubai

    Sat, Nov 24 2012

    Proud moment for Kundapura infact South Canara for setting up such a state of the art Convention Centre. Heartiest congratulations to Udayanna and Vinayanna on their new venture!!!

    Best Wishes
    Chetan Shetty & Fly, Dubai

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  • Prof. A.C.Hegde, NITK, Surathkal

    Sat, Nov 24 2012

    Right decision of the 'Bright Brothers'.

    The Uva Meridian will start writing its Success Story from the date of its inception.

    With best wishes for great success.

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