Mangalore: Students question minister, MLAs on various issues

Mangalore: Students question minister, MLAs on various issues

Pics: Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Jan 11: In a unique interaction, children from various schools took part in a live question-answer session with people's representatives at Netravati auditorium of DK zilla panchayat here on Saturday, January 11. The event was organized by district education resource centre and other associations.

The children from various schools in the district asked several questions to district incharge minister Ramanath Rai, Mangalore South MLA J R Lobo, Mangalore North MLA Mohiuddin Bawa and other officials, with regard to various problems faced by them in their surroundings.

The first question of the session was raised by Asfan of Konaje Padavu Governmnet School, who asked the leaders if there were any special facilities for physically challenged students in schools and if not, would it not create problems for them. In response, MLA J R Lobo said the government has been planning to start a separate school for physically challenged students and also the regular schools have also been directed to offer special facilities for such students.

Arpitha, a student of Government High School, Babbukatte, Permannur urged the MLA to do the needful with regard to the lack of seating facilities in the school as teachers have been saying that there is some RTC problem and that the facilities cannot be modified or extended. Accepting this request, the MLA promised the students that he would get in touch with the revenue department and discuss with the officials and do the needful.

Akhilesh, a student of Konaje UBMC School complained that his school has students upto 7th standard but only two teachers. In response, minister Rai promised to look into the matter seriously and take appropriate measures.

When a question on increasing number of crimes on women was raised, Ramanath Rai said, "Atrocities against women are increasing at an alarming rate, and we have been doing our best to resolve this issue. The government too has taken steps to take stringent action against the culprits."

To a question on communalism, Lobo said, "Communalism is a major issue in the society today. Not only politicians but other leaders also try to divide society on communal lines."

He and Rai urged the students not to fall prey to communal groups who try to lure the youth. "You should stay far from such groups. By staying away from such groups, you will discourage them and thus they can be rooted out from society," Rai told the students.

The minister and the MLAs also replied to various other questions raised by the students, on issues related to cleanliness and so on, and suggested solutions and made promises in certain cases.

Officials Hassan Saheb, Renny D’Souza, Moses Jayashekar and others were also present on the dais.


Comment on this article

  • Rock Pinto , Jeppu,Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    i recently visited Mangalore, and while walking through the street from Fr. Mullers Hospital, Kankanady to St. Joseph Church, Jeppu, at 7 pm was shocked at the sight of the pedestrian walk (absence of pavements)there are rocks penetrating out of the ground, if anyone loses balance is bound to get seriously injured or may lose his life, the lamp posts are lighting anywhere but the street. Elderly, sick people find it extremely difficult to walk through. Dear Respected MLA, kindly do your bit, kindly treat this as a complaint through Daijiworld, a word from your end will surely make the MLC and local administration to do their work.Thanking you in advance.

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  • Anand, karkala

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    All the questions asked by these little students are not new and known to our dignified people's representatives. They are answering as if it is very new and will think of finding solutions to it...

    We are sorry that we have to relate each and every problem to our leaders..

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  • Captain, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    Kids please don't believe a word what they utter!!!! and don't ever keep ANY expectation from these gentlemen.

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  • KT, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    AAP Effect

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  • ad, mangloor

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    Indeed Mr. Shetty. You hit the hammer right on the forehead. Ministers. MLAs, MPs and the politicians of all sides and stripes fool the public immensely. Here are the goons, lecturing the tiny school children, innocent, and of course, a little voice in the affairs until they get majority age. Good questions asked could put some politicians in shame, of course, that shame comes from their faces, laughs.
    What India needs is accountability from politicians. Monthly or periodic interchange is necessary, and of course, to be mandated from politicians as to what they have done being in the office after getting votes from citizens.
    Accountability, responsibility, and indeed some disciplinary action against the politicians is the need of the day. And that is real democracy.

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  • Alwin, India

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    Dear sir, what you are promised do as soon as possible so that our childerns can benefit. This childerns are Indias future.your promises are their hope.thanks.

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  • sunil, q8

    Sat, Jan 11 2014


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  • AAM ADMI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 11 2014

    Looks funny!!! These people's representatives do not have the guts to face the matured public, hence doing drama with the kids.Its ridiculous to see these MLAs always pass the questions by stating that the project is in planning ,y cant they give promises with time frame?
    These MLAs who were sitting here are tymepass MLAs. It seems UT Khader prefers do the work than doing drama with kids.

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  • peter dcosta, mangalore

    Sat, Jan 11 2014


    You are good enough to answer only the kids,why don't you answer the pros ,this shows your inefficiency.

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  • Shravan Shetty, Manipal

    Sat, Jan 11 2014

    These corrupt politicians should only face these immatured innocent kids!!! No real guts to face the general public!!!

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sat, Jan 11 2014

    Who are corrupt and non corrupt? New entrants can not be accused as corrupt without any basis!
    Among the veterans A.B. Vajapayee, and A.K. Anthony are surely non corrupt!

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  • Shravan Shetty, Manipal

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    How many base proofs and evidences you need D,Souza??? There are plenty!!! Do you want me to furnish each one of those against these so called new entrants!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    Earlier Politicians used to hide in Bellaray....

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  • P. Shirish Kumar Hosabettu, Muscat., MANGALORE

    Sun, Jan 12 2014

    This Jersy never grow or improve in his thoughts...dangerous for the society......

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  • Vivek pais, Kadri

    Tue, Jan 14 2014


    Your comments clearly states that you don't even have the wisdom what our kids have. You guys are fit to comment against political parties. By asking questions to these innocents, we get to know the level of thinking our next generation is up-to.

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