DECCAN HERALD Thursday, September 7, 2000


Govt sanctions Rs 3 cr for Morarji school

MASKI, Sept 6 (DHNS)

The State government has sanctioned Rs 3 crore for the Morarji Desai residential school which is coming up on 28 acre piece of land near Adavibhavi village in Lingsugur taluk, according to Maski Taluk Panchayat member H B Murari.

The contract for construction of the school building has been awarded to M/s Education Consultants Ltd and work would be started soon, he said. Apart from residential facilities, the school will also have a big playground, swimming pool, library and other facilities.

Decomposed body found


A decomposed body was found in a well at Hodikeshirooru village of Honnavar taluk recently. The deceased has been identified as Francis Rodrigues (30), a resident of the village.

It is suspected that he may fallen into the well about a week ago. The police have regĖistered a case and are investigatĖing.

Light tremors in Dandeli


A light tremor, lasting for about ten seconds, was felt here around 6 am and many ran out of their homes in fear.

While most confirmed having experienced the tremor, some said the magnitude of the tremor was more intense than the last time. The occurrence of the tremors have led to concern among the locals as it has been proposed to construct a dam at Moulangi near here.

Dog show in Bijapur


The Bijapur Kennel Club will be hosting an inter-state level dog show here on September 24. Canines will be presented award for their performance and the judges will be from the Mysore Kennel Club and the national kennel club.

The show will be inaugurated at the Police Parade Grounds at 8:30 am and different breeds of canines including the native Mudhol, German Shepherd, Doberman, Great Dane, will take part in the show.

Details can be availed from Dr Pranesh Jagirdar, Hon. Secretary of the Bijapur Kennel Club, 'Gokula`, Raghavendra Colony, Bagalkot Road, Bijapur (ph: 76243). The last date for registration is September 20.

ELECTED: Senior advocate S S Jahagirdar has been elected president of the Bijapur Bar Association for the year 2000-2001 at the recently held elections.

The other office-bearers are S M Mirchi, Vice-President, B S Patil, Hon. Secretary, S S Dongaragavi, Joint Secretary, S D Sagari, Library Secretary. Five others have been elected to the managing committee of the association.

Award for farm expert


Mr B Dhananjaya, 34, working as an extension guide in Belthangadi near Mangalore, has been the Hans E Kardel and B J Nanjundappa memorial endowment state award in recognition of his outstanding work in agricultural extension.

The award, given by the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Bangalore, carries a cash award and a citation. Mr Dhananjaya has organised several training programmes on transfer of technology and arranged to train farmers on the adoption of latest technology in crop production, plant protection, bee-keeping, post harvest technology etc.

Mahila Congress adopts village


The local unit of the Mahila Congress has resolved to adopt the Balpa village in Sullia taluk to promote development, on the recommendation of the state unit.

The Mahila Congress will undertake various programmes to promote education, create awareness about government schemes, improve the status of backward classes among others under the programme launched in memory of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The adoption programme was inaugurated by Dakshina Kannada District Mahila Congress President Vimala Poojary. Bellary Zilla Panchayat member Rajeevi Rai, Sullia Taluk Panchayat President K Ramakrishna Gowda and others were present.

Free eye screening camp on Sept 10


The local Bhagavan Mahaveer Seva Samithi and the Jaimal Jain Memoria Trust, Chennai, in association with other organisations, will organise a free eye screeing and surgery camp at the GKBMS premises on September 10. Free spectacles, boarding and lodging facilities will be provided to those who undergo surgery. The public have been requested to avail of the opportunity, a press release said.

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