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DD Urs Statue Installation in Mysuru: Committee meets CM Bommai

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Mysuru: D. Devaraja Urs statue installation committee led by MLC A. H. Vishwanath met Chief Minister Basavaraj S. Bommai at his official residence in Bengaluru on Wednesday March 9. The committee is on a mission to install a statue of late Devaraja Urs, who had served as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in two separate terms.

D. Devaraja Urs Backward Classes Development Corporation works for the development of backward classes. The delegation had appealed to Former Chief Minister B . S. Yediyurappa during his tenure to install a statue of the former Chief Minister D. D. Urs. Responding to the plea, Yediyurappa had asked the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner (DC) to submit a proposal for the installation of the statue in front of the District Office Complex in Mysuru.

Accordingly, the District In-charge Minister S. T. Somashekar, the DC and Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha had inspected a suitable place and proposed to the Government where the statue should be installed.

According to the proposal, a blueprint and the estimated cost of construction of the statue was submitted to the office of the Backward Classes Welfare Department by the Department of Inland Waterways, Mysuru and the executive engineer from the Public Work Department (PWD).

Vishwanath, President of D. Devaraja Urs Statue Installation Committee, Committee Advisor Zakir Hussain, Former President of Mysuru District Kannada Sahitya Parishat Dr. Y. D. Rajanna and Committee’s State Convenor Dairy Venkatesh were present.

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