Mangaluru, May 5: As the city is facing the drinking water problems due to the shortage of water resources, the MLA of Mangaluru South constituency J R Lobo offered prayers for rains at Mangaladevi temple, bishop’s house chapel in Kodialbail and Nadupalli Jamia masjid in Boloor on Thursday, May 5.
In all the places, special prayers were offered for the rains. The bishop of Mangaluru diocese Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza conducted the special prayer session at the bishop’s house.
Speaking to media persons in Nadupalli Jamia masjid Lobo said “There is scarcity of drinking water everywhere. Along with our city, our state and the whole country are also facing the scarcity of water. The cattle are dying and the rivers are not flowing. Normally the pre-monsoon showers provide relief every year. But this year we have not seen rains. Hence we have offered the special prayers for the rains. We hope that the God almighty will listen to our prayers at the earliest.”
Congress leaders, KPCC member Masood, T K Sudhir, corporators Prakash Salian, Lancelot Pinto and others were present.