2nd standard girl makes video appeal to Bommai to fix potholes


Bengaluru, Oct 25 (IANS): A seven-year girl, studying in second standard in Bengaluru has made a video appeal to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to end pothole menace in Bengaluru. She also offered her pocket money for filling up roads ridden with potholes.

The 1.13 minute video of L. Dhavani has gone viral on the social media. Individuals and organisations have praised the little girl for her social concern.

Talking to IANS, Dhavani explained she made the video as she has fallen from the bike many times due to potholes. And, while reading newspapers at the library, she came to know that many lost their lives due to potholes. What if the government does not respond? Dhavani says that she will start filling potholes one by one herself.

Dhavani has addressed Bommai as 'thata' (grandfather) and explained to him that the condition of Bengaluru roads is pathetic as they are ridden with potholes. "Please get these potholes fixed. They have become death traps. Many people are losing lives. Their families are orphaned. Who will take care of their families?" The girl questions Bommai in the video.

She has offered her pocket money to fix the pothole problem.

Rekha Naveen Kumar, the girl's mother explained that Dhavani, studying at a government school in Hegganahalli herself made this video. "She is a memory kid who has many records in her name. I take her to the library to read newspapers. She observes many things that we fail to notice. Last year I met with an accident due to a pothole and my leg was fractured. She remembers that and related to the incidents of deaths that occurred due to potholes in the city," she said.

It is yet to be seen how the entire government machinery including Bommai, who is camping in north Karnataka for by-elections, will react to the video made by the little girl.

The Karnataka High Court has also taken note of the pothole menace in the city and has given two deadlines to the government to fill up the potholes of Bengaluru roads.

Recently, a group of volunteers had performed pothole pooja, ridiculing the authorities' negligent attitude.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    this little girl is confused between Chief Minister and civic worker....

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    No wonder; tomorrow our MP will come out and say that these potholes from Nehru and Gandhi family.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Entire cabinet is land up in sindagi and hanagal, where is potholes? shame on those who complaints about problems , its a bjp govet if complaint on them you will be called desh drohi,

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Kindly do not put the Blame on Nehru or Rahul ...........

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Nice, Mangalore, I have no express on your comments. But some with low or no I.Q. will find it hard to digest.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Bommai isnot Potato Pappu.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    neither is he potato fekku...

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthan

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Our CM gives only Big Big promises and practically they don't have Money for Infrastructure to provide. These are having Money for election Campaign and for their welfare. Petrol and Diesel price is so high and they don't even think how POOR & MIDDLE class will survive. In my life time I have not seen this type Politicians who don't care for Poor & Middle class people.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    I hope this 7 year old girl is not termed anti-national by BJP IT Cell

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  • Balakrishna Shetty, Yellur

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    I will be very interested in knowing how much tax payers' money is spent on fixing potholes for last 2 decades though none is fixed. With Ready-mix asphalt it is a very simple and economical work. But I am sure payments must have been going out on account fixing potholes and once fixed such payments cannot go out.

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  • R.Krishna, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Potholes are accepted reality. But why potholes on newly laid roads?

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  • Balakrishna Shetty, Yellur

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    The question is how did the contractor get paid? Who supervised and certified the quality completion and guarantee?

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANI

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    I HONESTLY APPRECIATE THE SMALL GIRLS EFFORTS. BUT BIG QUESTION IS ARE CONCERNED AUTHORITIES ARE UNAWARE OF THIS....? DEFINITELY NOT. WE HAVE SEEN WHEN A VIP VISITS ANY PLACE THE AREA GETS CLEANED. HAWKERS REMOVED, PATH HOLES FILLED. WHY THIS EYE WASH...? WHY WE COULD NOT FIND A PERMANENT SOLUTION FOR THIS. THERE HAVE BEEN DEATHS DUE TO THIS PATH HOLES EVERY YEAR SOMEWHERE EVERY DAY BUT NO SOLUTION IN THE SIGHT. CAN'T WE FIX THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY ON THE WORK EXECUTING AUTHORITY.. WHO WILL SAY YES....? TILL THEN WAIT AND WATCH.....

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  • Balakrishna Shetty, Yellur

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Potholes in Politicians' brains???

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Dear CM sir...Please give maintenance of Bangalore city roads to DKs contractir Sri Mugarody Sudhakar Shetty on an experimental basis and see the difference....Our DK contractor will show you what the way is.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Mix Plastic in material used to make Roads ...

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    O dear Lord what an initiative of this our little one, pleading our dear Leader and our Chief Minister, Shri Basavarj Bommai. In my personal opinion, only such Loving Butterflies making appeal to every failures on the part of our all Authorities in Power may bring in valuable response and results. I Wish to Thank our Loving L Dhavani for taking courage to advance her point of view !!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    For the last 75 Years same Problem ...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    oye, ghulaamaa, you seem to have problems with Indian independence from british...

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    No..No...Before 2014 roads were in excellent condition...!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Potholes are everywhere even in mangalore too.Problem of these potholes is they start to fill it ,not for long but only for moment with only mud.Hardly some vehicles go over ,a rain falls.it is gone .Pothole is there as before.They never fill it with as should be fix it properly sand ,and cement or Taar over it.They should bock the place till it dries up.Only some lowpaid workers do it according their knowledge.Noone controls it.Miserable situation.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Dhavani, Good appeal to CM...Let me give my take here Dhavani... These potholes are due to Corruption....and money generated from Corruption is used to get re-elected...this is a vicious cycle... Election and its winning is the 'Mother of All Corruption' in India....Bommai is helpless here....he cannot stop corruption because he knows without Corruption money he cannot even dream of winning next election... What is the solution ???...Either make all Voters to take an Oath that they will not cast their vote by taking Rs 2000 or a Saree or a Bottle of Alcohol....Also take an Oath from Voters they will not Vote ...looking at Candidates Religion or Caste... If you could do this, trust me all potholes in all roads in Karnataka will disappear in next 5 years... Can you do this Dhavan ???... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Good morning Swamiji LL Langoolacharya Saraswati... praatha kaaladalli thamma pravachna keli manassu prasannavaagide... dhanyavaadagalu swaameejeee......

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Big disgrace to the BBMP even when a seven year old kid can notice bad roads. Can imagine the quality of Bangalore roads. Even roads in Mangalore are nothing better.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Idea must have originated from the parents As if CM is incharge of corporation.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Don’t worry dear Bommai will definitely Promise you to fix potholes. Don’t know whether you will see it in reality in your life time.

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