Stevan Colaco- Udyavar
Daijiworld Media Network- Udupi
Udupi, Aug 31: Senior Congressman Manjunath Udyavar’s memorial service was held on August 30 at 1 pm. He was obscured at the Hindu Rudra Bhoomi, Udyavar.
KPCC Members, the treasurer of Udupi District Congress and president of the Udyavara grameena congress and honorary president of Udyavar Friends Circle were among the attendees.]
As a sign of respect all the shops were closed in Udyavar, and schools were given holiday on August 30. The city was flowing with tributes in honor of its resident, without any cast or political differences.
The cadaver was handed over to the home at 10 am and at 11 am there was a procession from his home to Malpe via Udyavar to the “Sarvajanikka Maidan”. The corpse was kept for public viewing from 11.30 am to 1 pm.
His contribution to the society was highly appreciated. He always understood the need for development of the district, especially in Udyavar. Manjunath helped the poor in every way he could. He was a close companion for the needy.
A stadium and Hindu Rudra Bhoomi were the major milestones of his carrier, built in lieu of the district.
For 35 years, he sincerely worked as the secretary for Oscar Fernandes. Manjunath was a good guide for him.
Oscar Fernandes, (senior congress leader), Blossom Oscar Fernandes, Janardhan Poojary (congress leader and former union finance minister), Ramanath Rai(MLA Bantwal) Pradap Chandra Shetty (MLC Kundapura), Vijay Kumar Shetty(ex-MLA), Vinay Kumar Sorake(AICC secretary) Amrith Shenoy, Harish Kini, Krishnamoothi Acharya, Deevakar Kundar, Girish Kumar, Riyas Palli (youth congress leaders) Veronica Cornelio ( Mahila Congres President ) Gopal Poojari (District Congress President ), Zilla Panchayat, Taluk and Gram Panchyat members were present.