Mysuru: With an objective of popularising Government schemes, projects and programmes, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah launched the ‘Digital Display Screen’ outside Curzon Park near Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple, Palace North Gate, yesterday.
PWD and District in-Charge Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa, MP R. Dhruvanarayan, Mayor M.J. Ravikumar, Deputy Mayor Rathna Lakshman, MLAs Vasu and M.K. Somashekar, ZAK Chairperson Mallige Veeresh, Corporators Rajalakshmi Shivanna, Prashanth Gowda and Mahadevappa, Information and Public Relations Department Director Vishu Kumar and others were present.
The huge screen is installed by the Information and Public Relations Department. Nine other such screens will be installed at a few other cities in the first phase, including three in Bengaluru and one each at Hassan, Belagavi, Shivamogga, Hubballi, Mangaluru and Davanagere.
Chief Minister Siddharamaiah had announced in the Budget that such screens, aimed at publicising and popularising Government schemes, will be installed at all Taluk Headquarters of the State.
The screens with the heading ‘Tantrajnanadondige – Abhivrudhiya Kadege’ will display all schemes, programmes, projects, plans and initiatives announced by the Siddharamaiah Government since coming to power four years ago.
Chief Minister signs signature campaign
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, at his Ramakrishnanagar residence in city, signed a signature campaign launched by the District Mahila Congress to press the Centre for 33 percent reservation for women in Assembly and Parliament seats.
Claiming that AICC President Sonia Gandhi had introduced the Women Reservation Bill, guaranteeing 33 percent reservation for women in State Legislature and Parliament, the Mahila Congress Members wanted the Union Government to pass the Bill and thus ensure reservation for women.
District Mahila Congress President Nandini Chandrashekar, former ZP President Dr. Pushpa Amarnath, former Mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna, former Women’s Commission Chairperson Manjula Manasa and others were present. Later, the Chief Minister heard grievances from the public at his residence and received representations from them.
The CM directed the officials concerned to look into the matter and address the public grievances suitably.