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Assembly Speaker U T Khader visits St Anthony Ashram, Jeppu

Assembly Speaker U T Khader visits St Anthony Ashram Jeppu
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Mangaluru: The newly elected Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly U. T. Khader visited St Anthony’s Poor Home, Jeppu, on June 12, 2023, a day prior to the Annual feast of St Anthony of Padua.

Rev. Fr J. B. Crasta, Director, St Antony Ashram along with St Anthony Ashram, Board members, Staff and Residents organised a short felicitation programme. Many Religious leaders of the Mangalore Catholic Community and a few political leaders were present on this occasion.

Advocate MP Noronha, trustees of the Ashram Dr John DSilva and Marcel Monteiro, and Ex-MLC Ivan D’Souza were present on the dais.

Naveen D’Souza, Mangalore City Corporation opposition leader,  Jecintha Alfred, Ex-mayor of MCC, Fr Ajith Menezes, Administrator, Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Roy Castellino, PRO Diocese of Mangalore, Fr Anil Fernandes, Director Canara Communication Centre, Ashram assistant directors Fr Avinash Pais and Fr Nelson Peris, Sr Cicilia Mendonca, Provincial Superior of Bethany Congregation, Sr Roshel B S were present among many other dignitaries who greeted the speaker with a bouquet of flowers.

Alwin Dsouza, President, Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh ® and its office bearers also felicitated Khader with flowers.

M P Noronha, in his felicitation speech, said, “Like St Anthony of Padua, U T Khader has worked selflessly for the poor and the needy. He has been successful through his humble and noble values. This uniqueness has made him a speaker of the assembly. We are proud of him.”

Ex-MLA Ivan D’Souza said, “Khader is a people-friendly person. Further, he said, “U T Khader is a key figure in the Legislative Assembly. He is the presiding authority and highest authority. We are proud of him. As MLA, U T Khader has been successful through his unique initiatives.”

In his response, U T Khader said, “I am happy to chair the position I am offered with. As a speaker, I am a friend of the opposition party. Hence, I am impartial. My duty is to make everyone responsible and ensure order and discipline within the assembly.”

Khader said “Welfare of the State is the welfare of the people. The newly elected state govt, led by CM Siddaramaiah is ensuring the welfare of the state through unique ‘Guarantee’ schemes.”

Report & Photos by: Canara Communication Centre

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