'Ranga Mandir to be accommodated at Bondel; work to begin soon'

Daijiworld Media Network-Mangalore (SHS)

Mangalore, Sep 6: Putting to rest all the confusions on finalizing the land for accommodating Ranga Mandir, a long pending demand of the Mangaloreans, MLC Ivan D'Souza told journalists that the cultural theater would come up in Bondel as decided when the foundation stone was laid few years ago.

Ivan D'souza was answering the queries of the press after he assumed his new office that was inaugurated on Saturday September 6 on the first floor of the city corporation. A website and facebook handle was also unveiled for the active participation of the people in policy making and to keep the citizens updated on the works he undertakes on a daily basis.

D'Souza said, "It is appalling, if we look back at the history of Ranga Mandir which has not yet materialized," and added that he would not comment much on the past. When asked whether the structure would be completed within a year or two, he expressed that he might not comprehend that but the work to construct the building will be initiated within a short span of time.

However, the foundation stone for Ranga Mandir was laid at Bondel on August 23, 2010. For construction, the Kannada and culture department was allotted as many as 3.35 acres of land by the district administration. There was another proposal from the department of youth service and sports seeking allotment of land to carve out a cricket stadium in the same place.

"The move to establish Ranga Mandir at Bondel is in view of expanding the outer layer of the city," he said. He also conformed to the press that the new location would be finalized to house the cricket stadium in the city.

Speaking on the new website he said, "This would consolidate my ideas as the website offers platforms for the citizens to send suggestions on issues dealt by the MLC. The website is designed for the active participation of people and to keep them updated with the new policies and projects."

He expressed that the office provided by the state government in the premises of city corporation would facilitate him to meet people regularly and implement projects in the district with pace. During the opening ceremony of the office he thanked Mangalore south MLA J R Lobo, Mayor Mahabala Marla, ministers from the district and many well wishers.


Comment on this article

  • George, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 7 2014

    The problem with all congress led projects is, lay foundation stone and forget. Then get up after about four or ten years.and make some show in front of public. This should not be so. Just see how mody works. Says something, and sees to it that a project is completed by that time. Congress has taken public for granted, and has done nothing for mangalore, but done improvement only on corruption front. Just see to it that basic needs of the public like land issues, ration card issue, passport issue/ renewals. Etc. are done without harassment to the common man. Only then will you be in power.

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 7 2014

    Glad to see Ivan make headway in making himself available to the people of Mangalore.

    Ivan has all along been accessible to all and I am sure with the premises now at his disposal he will become more a PEOPLES' MAN

    Good luck Ivan and wish you the best of everything.

    Joe Gonsalves

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  • Ashok Bhat, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 7 2014

    I certainly appriciate Ivan, who is an social activist more than a politician. As per my knowledge he came from a very poor family and he knows real pain of down the line citizes. All the best.

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  • Rithesh kotian, Nellyadi

    Sun, Sep 7 2014

    Whatever people say about Ivan, if its for name and fame but he is active

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  • Joy Fernandes, NMPT Colony Baikampady / Kulshekar / Dubai

    Sun, Sep 7 2014

    now that we have given you an office i hope you will start working.

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  • michael ramesh, MUDARAGADI

    Sun, Sep 7 2014

    congratulation Ivan.you have good future.keep up god bless you

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