Mangaluru: "As union government is recognising clean beaches as 'Blue Flag Beaches', everyone should strive hard to obtain such recognition from the government by maintaining cleanliness in all our beaches," said Mangaluru South MLA Dr Y Bharath Shetty on Sunday, January 19.
He was addressing the gathering after awarding Karavali Honorary award to senior journalist Manohar Prasad at Panambur Beach, during the valedictory of Karavali Utsav programme. He said, " Padubidri beach in Udupi had already obtained "Blue Flag" recognition from the central government and it would receive more grants from the central government for developmental works. If we are able to maintain cleanliness in all our beaches, it would help to receive "Blue Flag."
Speaking about the tourism development in Dakshina Kannada district Bharath Shetty said, the procedures with regard to handing over 18 acres of revenue land to Tourism department, at Bangrakuloor is under progress and developmental works to boost tourism will be undertaken later. As "river fest" has received a huge response from the public last year, the same programme will be organised either in February or in March.
Manohar Prasad after receiving the award thanked all for identifying him for the award.
With the end of 10 days Karavali Utsav, the three days international kite festival also concluded on Sunday. As it was weekend, a huge crowd gathered to witness the international kite festival. Later, an orchestra programme by Supriya Lohith mesmerised the audience.
Dakshina Kannada district Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh, Additional Deputy Commissioner Roopa M J, MUDA Commissioner Srikanth Rao, MCC Commissioner Shanady Ajith Kumar Hegde, Dakshina Kannada district Working Journalists Association president Srinivas Nayak Indaje, district information officer Khader Shah among others were present.
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