Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake Attend Colorful Independence Day Celebrations at the Udupi district stadium Ajjarkad

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Udupi, Aug 15: The district witnessed tricolor celebrations marking the 67th Independence Day on Thursday August 15.
District incharge minister Vinay Kumar Sorake hoisted the national flag and received the guard of honour.In his address, Sorake said, "Unity, integrity and fraternity are the hallmark of our culture. We have people of all religions living in harmony here. Minister said that many development programmes initiated by the State government are introduced in the district to bring about overall change."Transperant, corruption-free and efficient administration under able leadership form the base of Congress government," he said, adding that Udupi is an example of harmony where people of various religions live together peacefully.

He also said that Udupi will soon be declared a heritage city and work in this regard is going on. Roads of seven tourism places will be developed at a cost of Rs 700 lac, Sorake said. The Naxal affected areas will be granted Rs 7 crore for development.
"The third phase of Malpe port development is going on, and Rs 37.15 crore will be released for this project," he said. Also, to tackle sea erosion, Rs 2.75 crore will be alloted to construct a permanent wall.

In another significant announcement, he said that the Brahmavar sugar factory will be converted into Horticulture University.
On the national highway widening work, he said an interlink project connecting Manipal - Hiriadka - Karkala - Dharmasthala - Gundya is in progress, and so also Hiriadka - Shirva road connecting Bajpe airport.A sum of Rs 42.50 crore has been alloted for drinking water scheme in rural development programme, and 2,367 houses will avail this facility, he said. Also, Rs 1013 lac has been alloted to develop rural roads.Brahmavar ASI Sheena Poojary was felicitated on the occasion.

March past by 20 teams and colourful cultural dance were the highlights of the celebration.Udupi MLA Pramodh Madhwaraj, Zilla panchayath President Upendra Nayak, Taluk Panchayath President Gowri Poojari, Deputy Commissioner Dr M T Reju, superintendent of police Dr Borelingaiah MB, Zilla Panchayath CEO Prabhakar Sharma, ADC Kumar among others were also present.


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