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Chief Minister takes a break

Staff Correspondent


The ambience and the arrangements impressed

the Chief Minister




A QUICK BITE: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa interacts with visitors at Sadhan Keri park in Dharwad on Friday.

DHARWAD: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has enjoyed some leisurely time at the Sadhana Keri Lake Park here and enjoyed colourful play of the musical fountain on Friday.

The musical fountain play that Mr. Yeddyurappa enjoyed for about 15 minutes. It is the first ever visit by the Chief Minister after the lake in front of celebrated poet Da. Ra. Bendre has been given a facelift and developed into the lake park with tourist and amusement facilities. Deputy Commissioner Darpan Jain briefed him about the works undertaken at the lake park.

There was loud applause when the musical fountain came alive to the tunes of patriotic songs Maa Tujhe Salaam, and State anthem.

Mr. Yeddyurappa told presspersons that the lake park was a model for the State and he would issue circulars to all deputy commissioners to take steps to develop lakes and parks in their respective districts on the lines of Sadhana Keri.

Mr. Yeddyurappa was full of praise for Dharwad and said that along with infrastructure development, steps had been taken to promote music, art, and culture. Creating lung space in two-tier cities was essential for the development of the cities. The government was committed to grant funds to develop parks and lakes and facilitate the people to spend their evening time leisurely.

About the garden and lake encroachment, he said a committee had been formed at the State-level to identify the encroached gardens and lakes and clear them. Large-scale encroachment of public garden had been reported in Bangalore city. Now, the committee was working tirelessly to clear the encroached areas. Directions had been given to the committee to identify encroached gardens and lakes in other districts and clear them with the support of local bodies.

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