Mysore/Mysuru: Maintaining that entrepreneurs and businessmen from coastal districts, who have set up industries and other business establishments in the city are known for their professional ethics, Mayor Shivakumar said that this quality has earned them appreciation from the people of Mysuru region.
He was speaking after inaugurating the newly formed Federation of Dakshina Kannada and other Coastal Districts Association, at Kalamandira on Hunsur road here on Sunday.
Pointing out that people from the coastal districts have made a mark for themselves wherever they have started business or joined service, Shivakumar lauded the coastal people for taking forward their traditions, practices and culture.
Noting that there are about 12,000 coastal districts families with a population of around 65,000 in Mysuru, Shivakumar assured that the MCC would take care to see that businessmen from the coastal districts do not face hurdles in getting trade licence or other necessary certificates.
Noted Music Director Gurukiran said that Mysuru is known as the cultural capital of the State and it is heartening to note that people from coastal regions have made name and fame in this cultural city. Highlighting the contribution made by the erstwhile rulers of Mysore for the growth of arts, culture and heritage, Gurukiran said that it is happy to note that people from coastal districts have maintained Tulu and Kodava culture and language. He further said that it is a matter of pride that the ‘Bale Telipale’ Tulu comedy show contest is being organised in Mysuru for the first time outside Mangaluru.
Federation President Gracian Rodrigues in his address, said that Dakshina Kannada and other coastal districts are home to many faiths and practices for centuries.
Stating that the Federation will make efforts to bring together people of the coastal districts which extend from Sullia to Sirsi, he said that the Federation would organise a Skin disease screening camp in Mysuru Central Prison shortly.
The Federation has the enormous responsibility of taking forward the coastal culture, language food practices etc., to higher levels.
The Federation Vice-President M.K. Puranik, office-bearers Dr. Sudhir Shetty, Dr. Lakshminarayan Shenoy, Ratnaraj, Narayan V. Hegde, Industrialists Dr. Suresh Shetty Gurme, Dr. Shivasharan Shetty and others were present.