Six crores sanctioned for the development of Katapadi Shri Vishwanatha Kshetra

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By Prakash Katapadi
Bellevision Media Network

Katapadi, 11 May 2011: The District rally of the Billava community was held on Sunday, May 8, 2011 in the premises of Katapadi Shri Vishwanatha Kshetra  under the aegis of  the Katapadi Shri Vishwanatha Kshetra, Brahmashri Narayanaguru Seva Samithi during which the developmental activities of the Shri Vishwanatha Kshetra. Former central minister, B. Janardhana Poojary who presided over the rally announced the sanctioning of 6 crores of rupees for the developmental activities. The Sadguru of Shri Ramakshetra at Dharmasthala, Shri Brahmananda Saraswati Swamiji  gave the Ashirvachana.



The eminent personalities present during this occasion included: Oscar Fernandes, the Rajya Sabha member, DV Sadananda Gowda, MP from Udupi, Lalaji R. Mendon, the MLA of Kaup, K. Raghupati Bhat, MLA of Udupi, J.D. Nayak. Blossom Fernandes, Vinayakumar Sorake, Kota Srinivasa Poojary-MLC member, V Sunil Kumar,  P Basavaraj, Katapadi Shankara Poojary-President of the Udupi Zilla Panchayat, Jay C. Suvarna, Mumbai-President of National  Billava Mahamandal, Navindchandra D Suvarna- President of the All India Billava Union, Suresh Poojary-President of  Mumbai Billava Jagruti Balaga. 



Ashok M. Suvarna-President of Katapadi Shri Vishwanatha Kshetra welcomed the guests. Temple Development Committee President-Vasant V. Salian gave the introduction and Harischandra Amin, the Honorary Secretary of the committee proposed the vote of thanks.


Prior to the Udupi District Billava Rally at Katapadi a grand procession with Nasik Band and chende was organized through the Katapadi town till the temple of Shri Vishwanatha. Nearly ten thousand people participated in this procession. The Sadguru of Shri Ramakshetra at Dharmasthala, Shri Brahmananda Saraswati Swamiji was taken in procession on a decorated ratha with the honour of ‘Poornakumbha’. The dignitaries and other prominent members of the Billava community also participated in the grand procession which also witnessed the dance by huge dolls (Gombe Kunitha). The precisionists maintained exemplary discipline.



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subhash, udupi Wed, December-26-2012, 3:47
from where janardhana poojary sactions 6 crore rupees ? from his pocket ? now he is not a minister.
Philip Mudartha, Qatar Tue, December-25-2012, 9:02
The belated clarification by a reader is welcome. Whenever public figures, especially connected to government either at any level, sanction funds, the news report will be complete only if the sanction is of public funds, or trust, or private, or personal.
SANTHOOR JAYA POOJARY, SANTHOOR Tue, December-25-2012, 2:50
Mr. Philip the 6crore amt declared by Shri Janardhana Poojary is to expenses of the trust for the development of the temple which is contributed by the community and by the well wishers,not of the tax payers money as you think.Please get yourself clear the doubt. thank you
Suresh Poojari, Udupi / Bangalore Tue, May-8-2012, 9:07
I would like to give a big compliment to Mr Ashok M Suvarna for taking up such a Great responsible and also since he s taken up this president role he been drastially improving temple and also Billava community. We all salute him for the kind of improvement he s done and also taking such a big project to renewate the temple. Mr Ashok M Suvarna is the most respectable and also very well know person and he s is the person. All I can say that he s doing marvelous job for his community and also helping people.
Philip Mudartha, Qatar Wed, May-11-2011, 11:44
Is a plan of development activities on which six crores of tax-payer s moeny will be spent available to local press? Would the author share it here?
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