Mangaluru, January 1: Supreme Court stays Madesnana, Kambala which was endangered of ban- was permitted under certain conditions, Poovamma-who won the gold in Asian Games, revolutionary move at Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, Kabir cattle trafficked shot dead by ANF, various murders, moral policing, efforts to curb peace at some places, Ullal Thangal, abode journey of veteran lawyer Purushothma Poojary … likewise 2014 has elapsed like a wave which can cause pleasant and sad memories.
A flash back of the incidents which took place in Dakshina Kannada district during 2014, the made snana which was permitted by the High Court was stayed by Supreme Court.
The historical Temple where in the good old ritual of rolling over the food left out by the Bramhins was permitted by the High Court. Following it, Made Snana was observed on the day of Champa Shasthi under police vigil. Since suit was filed against this ritual in Supreme Court, it has stayed the order passed by High Court.
Revolutionary steps taken at Shree Kudroli Temple:
During the Diwali celebrated in 2014 at Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatha temple, on September 29th, two widow dalith women were permitted to perform pooja close to the diety and there by former minister B Janardhan Poojary has marked a reform in the society.
Kambala ban: High Court consents.
Since the Animal care organization had opposed to conduct Kambala which was held in different parts of the coast of the district; as per the Court’s order, the Kambala was banned in the beginning at Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. The organizers of the Kambala sports from the two districts had protested against this ban along with over 200 buffalo which were also brought to the streets as a result the Supreme Court allowed Kambala without animal violence.
Keerthi chakra award was presented to Deril Castelino- a kinnigolli based brave Air- force soldier who had strived risking his life, to save the victims who were struck in Uttarkhand floods.
June 8: centenary celebrations of kayyar, Pampa award presented.
November 8th– Scholar A V Navada was honoured with Kanaka Shri Award, Sampaje Shenappa Rai and M R Poovamma was presented with Rajyothasava award.
Ettinahole-Netravati river diversion:
In January, there was a protest all over the district by Netravati Uliosi Horatha Samithi along with other people’s organization. On March 3rd, bundh was called voluntarily all over Dakshina Kannada district against the Yettina Hole project.
Waves of Modi in coastal area: BJP won the Lok Sabha elections. For the second time, Nalin Kumar kateel won the elections held on April 17th.
In the same year, Minister Gowda was chosen as Railway minister and later Law minister.
On May 31st, – Asha Thimmappa Gowda was choosen as the DK ZP president, and as vice-president Satish Kumpala.
Visit to Baanjaru Male:
June 5: After 32 years the Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district A B Ibrahim, along with SP Sharanappa visited the colony of Baanjaru Malekudiyas and inaugurated the DC Katte.
Celebration of festivals:
Last year, there were a series of festivals. Agricultural fest at Konaje, Youth fest at vitla, Tuluvere Parba at Adyar, held under the chairmanship of writer Dr Siddalingayya. Karavali Festival celebrated in a unique way.
Conference of folklore, cultural, literature held in Mangaluru.
February 23:, Mangalore – Madgaon intercity, Mangalore- kachiguda express, Mangalore- Bhatkal demu train, services launched by Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge.
February 26: Appointment of president – members to various state academies. Appointment stayed for some academies, later order passed for re-appointment.
November 2: As part of the silver jubilee ceremony of SSF, Kantapuram Ustad under took ‘Karnataka Yatre”.
Peace disrupted in the district:
March 8: In a congress hormonal meet organized at Kalladka, peace was curbed in the vicinity after the Sangh Praivar team vandalised opposing the words of ZP member. Tension had prevailed in the area.
December 6: The riot which began at Ullibettu had created anxiety that it might spread all over the district.
Dignitaries who passed away:
Ullal Thangal: Renowned as “Ullal Thangal”, the great Sunni scholar and visionary of the Muslim community, “Shaikuhana Thajul Ulama Abrahahman Kunnikoya Thangal Albukhari (94) expired on February 1st.
February 6: Freedom fighter as well as the former MLA Dr Sanjeevanatha Ikala (95) died.
May 6: The state’s senior criminal lawyer, activist of human rights Purushothama Poojary (91) died in his residence at Balmatta.
May 15: Freedom fighter, Ammembala Balappa passed away.
September 25 : Co-operative leader Peraje Srinivas Rao (98) rested in eternal peace.