Beltangady: Road development works to the tune of Rs 23.5 crore will be undertaken and this was announced at a function organized at Dharmasthala to celebrate 51 years of Dr Veerendra Heggade's ascension as the Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.
"The state government will extend wholehearted support for the success of ceremonial bath of Bahubali statue (Mahamastakabhisheka) proposed to be organized at Dharmasthala during February 2019. Development of roads connecting Dharmasthala has already been taken up, and the centre has sanctioned Rs 100 crore for developing the road between B C Road and Dharmasthala, work on which will begin soon," said state PWD minister, H D Revanna.
Revanna noted that the museum which opened for the public on Wednesday happens to be a novel one in the entire country. Dr Veerendra Heggade couple inaugurated Manjusha Museum. On this occasion, minister, U T Khader, released the CD titled 'Chinnada Hejje'. MP, Nalin Kumar Kateel, released coffee table book, 'Swarna Darshana'. MLA, Harish Punja, released special edition of 'Niranthara' publication. The amount pooled together by the employees of the temple and citizens of the village was handed over to the minister for being credited to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. PWD engineer, Shivaprasad Ajila, provided the details of works.
On this occasion, Dr Veerendra Heggade announced some new initiatives like setting up of Naturopathy College at Nelamangala, new high school at Mangaluru, expansion of Ayurveda colleges at Udupi and Hassan and continuance of the medical college at Dharwad which has got the nod to become a university in the name of Lord Manjunatheshwara.