Mangalore, Aug 15, 2014 : The sixty-eighth Independence Day was celebrated at Nehru maidan here on Friday August 15, with the true spirit of patriotism.

The state forests and Dakshina Kannada district-in-charge minister B Ramanat Rai hoisted the national flag here on Friday morning.

The celebration began with the Independence Day Parade by the personnel of KSRP, DAR, civil police, traffic police, Home Guards, NCC – army, navy and air wings, scouts and guides, boys and girls of Bala Seva Dal.  The police band added gaiety to the celebrations.

The minister Ramanat in his Independence Day message after receiving the guard of honor said, ‘For safe guarding our country, we should give up our linguistic, regional and religious differences and striving for national interest should be our aim,’ said minister Rai.

The minister Ramanat further said that the state government will work to maintain peace and harmony in the society. Along with equal justice to all the communities, it will work for the welfare of people of all religion and communities, said minister Ramanat.

We have achieved a lot of progress. Due to the schemes like Anna Bhagya and Ksheera Bhagya it has shown that the government caters the needs of people of all the stages and along with this there is a lot to achieve. Hence I request everyone to join hands with the government, added minister Ramanath.

‘The government will try for the betterment of district Wenlock Hospital and developing the third phase of the fishing port. It will hold revenue Adalats called ‘Kandaya Adalat’s to solve the pending issues of people pertaining to the revenue department and to curb the naxal menace.  The importance will be given for the development of naxal affected areas. We have approved Rs 1 crore for constructing Abbakka Bhavan in Ullal,’ emphasized minister Ramanath.

The dignitaries later on felicitated Vice Admiral B R Rao and the Vice Admiral Derrick Castelino for their heroic service they rendered for the nation as a part of Indian Air Force.

In the march-fast competition that was held as a part of the Independence Day celebration – NCC army wing bagged the first prize, while the NCC senior air wing bagged the second prize.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLAs J R Lobo and Moideen Bava, MLC Ivan D’Souza, Mayor Mahabala Marla, ZP president Asha Timmappa Gowda, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim, SP Dr Sharanappa and others were present on the occasion.

Independence Day celebrated at Congress office
The Independence Day was celebrated in DCC office here by hoisting national flag in front of the office.

DCC designated president Ibrahim Kodijal hoisted the national flag on the occasion.

Courtesy : Bellevision