Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SM)
Udupi, Feb 14: A bronze statue of former minister for state higher education and Udupi district incharge, the late Dr V S Acharya was installed at Udupi CMC office and in front of the zilla panchayat, DC Complex at Manipal near here on Thursday, February 14.
Dr V S Acharya passed away on February 14, 2012.
Both the statues were sculpted by artiste Purushottam Adve at a cost of Rs 16 lac. The inauguration was done by Udupi istrict incharge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary.
Kota said, "VS, was one of the best minister we have had. He always thought for the betterment of the society. He has showed how to maintain a good administration and now it is the turn for others to follow him and work accordingly. He always wished for a better developed administration."
"The Mysore city administration training center will be named after Dr V S Acharya, and a proposal for the same will be approved by the cabinet," he added.
Under BCM, from Rs one crore, Dharmasthala Ram Mandir was alloted Rs 40 lac and Devediga Sangha Rs 25 lac. The cheques were handed over on the occasion.
MLA Raghupathi Bhat along with Dr Acharya’s sons Dr Kiran Acharya and Dr Raviraj Acharya, MT Reju, deputy commissioner, Upendra Nayak, ZP president, Prabhakar Nayak and others were present.