Mangaluru, March 9: Stretch connecting Balmatta Canara Bank circle to Karavali circle in Bendoorwell will be named as ‘Blasius M D’Souza Road’ informed MLA J R Lobo addressing a press meet at the district Congress office here, after paying homage to Blasius D’Souza who passed away in 2008.

The official announcement will be made soon, said Lobo on Monday March 9th.

He thanked the DC, the MCC, the police commissioner and the Congress party for their unconditional support to achieve this. He also thanked the state government as well as the Chief minister Siddaramaiah and all those who struggled to achieve this.

He said, for several years, Blasius M D’Souza served as the district president of Congress committee in Dakshina Kannada. He was Mangaluru city council member, who later became council president. He was the state legislative council member and also served as labour and law minister. He was the founder and patron of Mangaluru Wildlife Trust. He was also the member of governing council of Father Muller Charitable Institution, said J R Lobo.

The state government after recognizing his service rendered to the society has decided to honour him by naming the stretch from Balmatta Canara Bank circle to Karavali circle at Bendoorwell after him. This is a remarkable moment for all of us, said Lobo.

Rohit, son of Blasius M D’Souza, Deputy Mayor- Kavitha, T K Sudhir and others were present.

Courtesy : Kannadiga World