Udupi: 73rd Independence Day celebrated in district in grandeur

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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)

Udupi, Aug 15: The 73rd Independence Day of the nation was celebrated with much patriotism in Udupi on Thursday, August 15.

Hepshibha Rani Korlaparti, deputy commissioner, hoisted the flag and received the guard of honour at Mahatma Gandhi memorial ground here.

Addressing the gathering, the DC said, “Today we need to remember Bal Gangadar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and other freedom fighters who got punished and imprisoned. Women have also taken part in freedom struggle. Rani Abbakka fought against Portuguese. Kamaladevi Chattopadyaya, Umabai Kundapura, Mahadevi Tai Doddamani and many other women took part in the freedom struggle. In 1921, Jallianwala Bagh day was commemorated in Udupi. Kota Ramakrishna Karanth, Karkala Padhmanabha Kamath, Udupi Kubera Panduranga Raya and others left their job as advocates in response to the call of non-cooperation movement. Mahatma Gandhi had visited Udupi and Dakshina Kannada in 1927 and 1934.




“Today, Udupi though being a coastal district, is facing drought in summer season. The central government is association with state governments has initiated Jalashakthi Abhiyan to preserve water. The year 2019 has been declared as ‘Water Year’ in Karnataka. Udupi district has faced severe loss in the recent rains.

“Rs 4 lac compensation has been distributed to the families of victims. Another Rs 1 lac will be distributed to these families from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Government has released Rs 5 crore as compensation amount for flood and rain victims. To avoid scarcity of water in summer season, every individual should opt for rain water harvesting. The district administration is prepared to renew lakes and ponds.

“In our district, many youths have lost their lives in road accidents. Public should cultivate the habit of following road safety measures. Udupi is a peaceful district. It is a house for education, banking, temples and many other things. Children should be taught to love their country. They should be proud about the rich and diversified culture of India,” she said.

Top scorers of SSLC and PU examinations 2018-19 were felicitated by the district administration.

Shankar Kulal, APC and Vasanth Kumar were honoured for their notable service in Police and Fire Safety departments respectively. Government high school Shivapur, Karnataka Public School Hiriyadka, and Karnataka Public School Vandse were felicitated for their notable service in promoting road safety.

Top scorers of SSLC examinations 2019 were gifted laptops.

Students performed march past amidst heavy rains. Top performing teams of the march past parade were honoured by the deputy commissioner.

Raghupathi Bhat, MLA, Udupi Nisha James, superintendent of police, Udupi, Dinakar Babu, president, Udupi zilla panchayat, Sindhu B Roopesh, CEO, zilla panchayat, Vidya Kumari, assistant district commissioner, Kumarachandra, ASP and others were present.


Comment on this article

  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    I wonder why Modi mentioned 75 years of Independence in Delhi ...

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    If the Goverment buy's 100 earth diggers, whole of Karnataka can harvest the rain before the next rainy season....!!!!! Does anyone bothered about such easy methods.

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Aug 15 2019


    Wow....nice....Women's power....

    Raghupathi looks shy with so many women surrounding him....


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