Committed to the development of Northern Karnataka: CM Bommai

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

I am committed to the development of Northern Karnataka, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

The Chief Minister addressing a campaign meeting for the Legislative Council election for North-Western Graduates’ and Teachers’ constituencies at the KLE Society in Belagavi appealed to the electorate to elect good candidates who could present their aspirations effectively.

The State government is ready to implement their suggestions.Arun Shahapur and Hanumath Nirani are the ideal candidates and the electorate would not be disappointed if the duo is elected.

KLE’s contribution for development of the state

The contribution of Maharajas of Mysuru and the KLE Society is huge in development of the State, KLE’s contribution in the education sector is huge especially in Northern Karnataka.

KLE Society has a long history.Its president Prabhakar Kore has led the KLE Society on a noble path.

From 34 educational institutions,the KLE Society has grown into a mega organisation with 278 educational institutions in the last three decades under Kore’s able leadership.It is a world record.

They have built institutions beyond the boundaries of our country.Education scenario of the country would see a total change if we have many more leaders like Kore,Bommai said.

Priority for education

My government lays top priority for education. About 7000 new classrooms are being built this year.

About 15000 teachers would be recruited,it has been decided to upgrade 7 government engineering colleges to IIT standards,we will have tie-ups with foreign universities,a Centre of Excellence would be established at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,the New Education Policy is being implemented in the State.

Belagavi is a centre of knowledge and skills.It has emerged as the most prominent city after Bengaluru,Bommai said.