Mangalore, Nov 11: The government is committed to developing Padumale in Puttur, which is the birth place of tulunadu heroes Koti and Chennayya and in this regard a sum of Rs 5 crore will be earmarked in the budget, said District in-charge Minister B Ramanath Rai.
He on Sunday, November 10, was speaking addressing the meet comprising of Garadi leaders from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, scholars and historians on the development of the birth place of Koti-Chennayya. The meet was held at Sri Barhmabaidarkala Garadi Kshetra, Kankanady.
Rai said that while developing Padumale, there is a need to pay attention towards developing the nearby areas as well.
Acquiring land for developing Padumale, building medical college and hospital, laying park of medicinal plants, connecting road to the birth place, restoring monuments, utilisation of fund, making it as cultural and heritage spot and preserving tradition were the issues raised during the discussion meet.
Vinay Kumar Sorake, Urban development minister said, “There is an immediate need to put the thoughts into reality. CM Siddaramaiah, due to whom this project will see a reality, will be felicitated on Monday, November 11, during a meet in Bajpe.”
U.T. Khader, health minister assured support for the project. Shakuntala Shetty, MLA, Raukmaya Poojary, former MLA, N. Prakash, district commissioner, and Dayanand, additional district commissioner were present .