Mangaluru: Yettinahole issue brings Ullal together, permeates harmony


Mohan Kuthar
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 28: Ullal, which has often been in the news for communal tensions and gang fights on Tuesday October 27 sported serene environment of harmony and universal brotherhood, as people shed all other issues and came together under a single umbrella of river diversion. Netravati Bridge, where this beautiful environment came alive, brought to the minds of the people the memories of harmonious atmosphere the area was once known for.

Before independence, and long after it, Ullal had witnessed harmonious coexistence between Hindus, Muslims, and Christians. As political forces got desalinated and sought to regroup and fortify themselves by employing different tactics, the environment of harmony got vitiated. The revolution Dakshina Kannada district is presently witnessing in the name of River Netravati conservation seems to have gagged the forces which tended to reap benefits out of fanning rivalry between different sections of the society in the name of caste, creed, and religion.

At the all-religion prayer programme organized by Ullal zone Netrvati Conservation Committee in association with various organizations and institutions saw participation by over a thousand people belonging to different castes, walks of life, and religions. The protesters went by walk from the new bus stand to Netravati Bridge where prayer was offered.

Sri Rajashekharananda Swamiji of Vajradehi Math Gurpur, who participated in the protest procession, warned that the people of the district may face shortage of water and lack of nutrition which districts like Chikkaballapur and Kolar are now encountering. "The people's representatives, who have been planning to rob this district of its underground water table through unscientific Yettinahole project, are making fools of the people, and at the same time, filling their coffers. By distributing jagggery and water on November 1 at Kadri temple, we will keep the momentum of this agitation alive, and continue to create more activists to oppose this project," he stated.

Principal of Al Furqan Arabic Institute, Thokkottu, Maulana Yahya Tangal Madani, in his address, said that the fight against the project will be a tremendous success as people from all religions have got united to oppose a project that threatens to ring death knell for them in future. "Religious scriptures have stated that destruction of natural resources is wrong. The people's representatives, before implementing any project, should study what their religious scriptures say about such things. This is the right of the poor people. The people's representatives should revisit the issue and withdraw this project," he demanded.

Dean of Mangalore Diocese (south zone), John Baptist D'Souza, speaking on the occasion, said that a fight by the equals is being carried out to maintain equilibrium of nature. He called upon the concerned to keep the agitation alive till the government drops this project. "We should never allow anyone to break the unified structure of river which is formed with the combination of its tributaries. If everyone nurtures mutual relationship and come together as a unified force, we will be able to retain our river. For that to happen, let us keep up the pressure up through agitations," he advised.

The prayer programme witnessed large number of participation by women, who outnumbered men. As women from all the religions and Christians nuns took part in large numbers, the programme proved to be a grand success. The fact that the driver of a vehicle carrying still painting depicting offering of worship to River Netravati also was a woman came in for special appreciation. Driving of this truck by Renuka from Thikkottu Volapete, who works as teacher in a motor driving school, appeared to infuse further strength to the presence of women. While the painting was created by artiste, JP, husband of Renuka, Eknath, had arranged for the vehicle.

The support extended to the agitation by Christian community persons who were in boats which floated in the river, was an additional attraction of the programme. Over 30 persons boarding two country boats from Adamkudru, who were holding banners opposing the said project, extended their support to the agitation while remaining in water.

Various organizations including Kapikad Umamaheshwari temple, Ullal Bhagawati temple, Thokkottu Nagakannika Rakteshwari temple, Thokkottu Vithoba Rukmayi temple, Thokkottu Gouri Ganesha Mahila Mandali, Thokkottu Overbridge Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava Samiti, Thokkottu Vasuki Seva Sangha, Vishwa Hindu Parishat Ullal, Bajrang Dal, South Kanara Tailors Association, Thokkottu Auto Rickshaw drivers and owner association, Vehicle drivers and owners association Thokkottu, Merchants Association Thokkottu, ABC Thokkottu, Kesari Mitra Mandali Kumpala, St Sebastian church Permannur, Vidya Sahaya Matha church Vidyadharanagara, Our Lady the Queen of the Universe church Ranipura, Our Lady of Mercy church Paneer, St Lawrence church Taudugoli, St Thomas church Sajipa, Indian Catholic Youth Movement, SKSSF, Jammath-e-Islami Education, Wisdom Welfare Association Mudipu, Rotary and Lions Clubs Ulal, Tulunada Rakshana Vedike Ullal and several others organizations and institutions extended support to the protest programme.

Kolya Sri Ramananda Swamiji, vicar general of Mangalore diocese Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu, Netravati Conservation Committee president, Raveendra Shetty Ulidottu Harekala, vice president, Felix Monteiro, U Abdul Karim, Flavy D'Souza, Rajeevi Kempumannu, Ruksana Ummer, Ajit Kumar Ullal, former MLA, Jayaram Shetty, zilla panchayat vice president, Satish Kumpala member, Santosh Kumar Rai Boliyar, Annayya Kulal, and Yogeesh Shetty Jeppu were among those who were present.

 

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  • Robert Dcunha, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Oct 29 2015

    This is the true spirit. All religions joining together
    for a common cause. By seeing the photos & reading most of the positive comments I rally feel we common people should join together for betterment of Dakshina Kannada.
    Netrvati Conservation Committee must take the lead & Under this Banner conduct this type of more rallies to show our solidarity. Please include all party leaders as common man and not as politicians. Let us pray for our success in this issue.

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  • well wisher, Bedra

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    people protested MRPL, in between came up one of the most dangerous plant BASF,(German Based and not allowed function in homeland) does anyone aware how dangerous it is?? hardly few, if this blasts like Bhopal, no one will survive in Mangalore/ kodagu/ udupi. Make sure when you protest against Yetthinahole,don't give a chance to born another BASF.

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  • Vinod Climes, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    The politician from Mangalore must be alarmed by people unity. Now politicians will have all party meeting to divide people in religious line.

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  • girish bekal, dubai

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    wawww....yestu sundara namma tulunaadu.....this is the real unity of tulunaadu....avoid politicians everything vl b peaceful....jai hind

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  • ifthekar, mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    see how beautiful this Looks,this is my mangalore & this is my india..Great Going ...Respect & Love from the bottom of my heart,Love doesn't require two
    people look at each other,
    but that they look together in
    the same direction.fight hard netravathi is ours & will remain with us If God Willing (InshaAllaha)

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  • Patel, Dubai

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    This is face of unity.....keep it up

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Politicians divide us for their survival ...

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Yes, they divide and rule- they have not yet taken courage for other forms " Oggattinalli Balavidhe"

    Lets stop inviting these politicians for ribbon cutting ceremonies ( we invite them with our selfish motives)- For once lets start inviting other eminent people - Engineers, entrepreneurs and scientists - at least their status will improve such that even politicians will fear them and respect them.

    Ultimately society deserves their government.

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  • Chaithresh Bhide, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 29 2015

    The golden words sir... include the soldiers, teachers who deserves better status than the corrupt politicians.

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  • Nisar, Kundapura/Dubai

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Keep it up!
    Indeed!! These type of unity among the all Indians definitely leads our Nation towards "ACHE DIN"
    Jai Ho...

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  • Vishvanath Shetty, Belapu

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Hope to see this visuals across twin districts

    Great job Netravati Conservation Committee to organize this. Appreciable effort by religious leaders and people of Ullal to make this happen.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Even Jannanna & Lobam are missing.
    May be this procession was limited to only Ullal common people.

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  • Denzil, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    THIS IS WHAT WE SAY SMART CITY, UNITY IN DIVERSITY

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  • Santhosh, kadri/Bahrain

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Mr:u.T. Khader is missing.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    So nice to see people from all faiths come together for a common cause.
    The religion of humanity prevails... namma kudla just needs to be strengthen it..

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Nama Kudla - 'Unity in diversity'

    This is the true humanitarian spirit of Unity and one voice.

    Wishing all the success in your mission to see happy ending.

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  • Acchu, Mlore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015


    with this unity I hope this ettinahole project will solve many other problems of mangalore.

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  • Anti Corrupt, Mangalore, Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Ministers, MPs and MLAs are root cause for the divide and hatred among religions. They do this to gain power so that they can loot. Let us distance ourselves, rather disown them. Peace and unity among religions will lead to their frustration.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/Blore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Good Work by the people of Ullal... But why the MPs and MLAs and elected representatives are missing of the region are missing are they still in their dream world....

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  • ilyas, qatar

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Bari yedde bhele...keep it up

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Who is going to convince our 10th Standard ...

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  • Ershad Bolar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Whatever the isuue, but i am glad to see Hindu-Muslim-Christian together. Unity is strength This is our India. This will sure make Digital India.. All the best..

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    This is , this is 'MAKE IN INDIA'
    dont we feel proud?

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  • Annu, Sharjah

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    my eyes cooled.

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  • Diego Britto, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Now this is true India. I Love my India.

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  • VM, Moodbidri

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Unity in Diversity.True essence of India. Thank You.

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  • Zia, Udupi

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    "Different religions and faiths of world are like colorful flowers in the basket for making an attractive bouquet"

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  • vikhas for truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Love to see these type of Unity in Mangalore. If All religion people start to respect each other then our Tulunadu will be paradise. Nobody can harm us. I request all daiji readers even in words also try to respect each other. Then all we can proudly say we are one we are Indian.

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  • FAB, AUD

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Life is like a flute. It may have several holes and emptiness.
    But if we work on it. The same flute produces MAGICAL MELODIES.
    THINK POSITIVE - IT MAKES WONDERS.

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    great to see unity in diversity which is needed everyday. mangalore will indeed become smart city if we all forget the differences of religion and live as one.lets make this world a better place to live that is what every religion is all about.

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  • Hussain, Abudhabi

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Wow ..!! What an healthy Environment !! After a long time seeing all religion under one umbrella in Mangaluru !! Hope this continues always :)

    Cheers

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  • Ahmed, DOH / IXE

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Lovely. This is my Mangalore. This is my India!

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  • Girish, Karkala / Riyadh

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    United we stay stronger we stand..... Good job by Netravati Conservation Committee. This unity should continue in Tulunad, so that all anti social groups stay out of our life...

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    I love it this is 'The news' and our society, let us save the environment. Unity in diversity...Hats off to all. All the best.

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  • Anti Corrupt, Mangalore, Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 28 2015

    Superb...just love this. Just stay away from politics and stay close to brotherhood. May this peace spread across the state and beyond.

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