75th Independence Day celebrated at Nehru Maidan, Mangaluru

9:33 PM, Sunday, August 15th, 2021
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S Angara Mangaluru : The 75th Independence Day was celebrated at the Nehru Maidan on Sunday with the Covid 19 guidelines.

DK District in-charge Minister and State Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Inland Transport S Angara hoisted the National Tri-Colour and received the guard of honour.

District-in-Charge Minister S Angara said that steps have been taken to tackle the third wave of Covid-19 in Dakshina Kannada.

S Angara 12,56,821 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the district. The district Wenlock Hospital has been upgraded as a super speciality hospital. In addition, priority has been given to the supply of oxygen by upgrading health facilities, he said.

He said super speciality medicine block at a cost of Rs 23.5 crore, super special surgical block at a cost of Rs 35.2 crore, children’s special block with ICU bed at a cost of Rs 3.9 crore, 132 ventilators and 500 oxygen supported beds have been set up at Wenlock Hospital.

Calling upon people not to show a lethargic attitude, Minister Angara said that Covid-appropriate behaviour should be followed strictly to check the spread of Covid-19.

The minister said “all of us should remember the freedom struggle by freedom fighters. Let us not forget the history of revolt of the people especially farmers, labourers against the British through Amara Sullia Horata between 1835-37,” he said.

S Angara Various development works under Smart City Mission, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, minor irrigation departments are being initiated, for the overall development of the district. The process of setting up a plastic park in the district is in progress.

He also elaborated on the various developmental projects undertaken in the district and stressed the need for everyone to join hands to fight Covid pandemic.

Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Rajendra, City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar, Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, MLAs Vedavyas Kamath U T Khader and others were present.

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