Saturday, November 30, 2013

Moulana Azad National Urdu University to set up satellite centre in Bidar

Moulana Azad National Urdu University, based in Hyderabad, will set up an off-site campus in Bidar that comprises, an Urdu-medium CBSE school, a polytechnic and a teachers training centre.

Minister for Human Resources Development M.M. Pallam Raju will lay the foundation stone for the campus on November 30. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Higher Education Minister R.V. Deshpande are expected to be present.

The campus will come up on government land near Bidar. Till the construction is complete, the school and colleges will run in rented buildings. The former MLC Khaji Arshed Ali said the project had the potential to change the educational scenario in the district.

“The quality of education is perennially low here and a model school is the need of the hour. Vocational training institutions like ITI and polytechnic will be of great help. The teachers training institute will help address the problem of shortage of teachers,” he said.

Yousuf Raheem Bidri, convenor of Yarane Adab, an association of Urdu lovers, said that Bidar has a large population of Urdu-speaking people. Urdu is not restricted to Muslims here. Historically, generations have been educated in Urdu medium, he said. “Setting up an off-site campus is part of the university’s mandate. However, it can be only be sanctioned when the State government expresses interest,” N. Dharam Singh, MP said. He said he would seek financial support from the Union and State governments to build the campus.


Bidar is among the 90 minority concentrated districts in the country with minorities forming nearly a third of the population, selected by the Union government. The multi-sector development plan implemented based on the recommendations of the Rajendra Sachar committee is underway in Bidar.

The proposal to set-up an off-site campus was sent to the university by Mr. Singh in 2010.

The State government had directed the district administration to hand over 10 acres of land to the university for the construction of the campus. Sameer Shukla, the then Deputy Commissioner, identified land near Malkapur village on the outskirts of the city.

However, part of it turned out to be forest land under ‘C’ and ‘D’ category. The land for the university was finally found near Solpur village in Bidar taluk.

  • Minister Pallam Raju will lay the foundation stone for the campus on November 30
  • Campus to comprise, an Urdu-medium CBSE school, a polytechnic, and a teachers training centre
  • Minister Pallam Raju will lay the foundation stone for the campus on November 30


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sudeep’s 'Manikya' shifts to Bidar

Ravichandran, Sudeep

The team of Manikya has shifted to Bidar from Monday. The Sudeep directed film completed a short schedule in Kanteerava Studio before shifting.The shooting at the studio was for a few hours on Monday morning. The film is set in Bidar and is about two fueding families.

Ravichandran and Ravishankar play the heads of the two families. Sudeep plays Ravichandran's son. Shooting in Bidar is for 10 days. Important locations in Bidar city will be seen in the film. Usually Bidar's forts and historical locations are used as backdrop for shooting songs. But in Manikya, the city itself is used as backdrop for the story.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013


The newcomer Dr Umesh with a medicine degree in Ayurveda is also brining the belief of ‘Atma’ traveling for 13 days after death and then joining the birth concept in a Kannada film.

Dr Umesh hailing from Bidar discussed his script with Upendra and on the lines of how Upendra thinks, he has brought out a screenplay. He has the reference of ‘Garuda Purana and Ayurvedic Medicine’ belief to his subject. The Atma joins for rebirth or else it becomes Prethathma! The modern science may not believe it but, I am doing according to my imagination says Dr Umesh well informed on the topics. Another point he stressed is that the ‘Atma’ in the 13 days do not harm anyone.

It is Upendra who suggested new star cast for the film script. Dr Umesh worked with Upendra from the days of Super. In this film he is using the horror technique for narration.

A portion of this film also dates back to Moghul Emperor and the reference in Bidar ‘Kutthe Ka Kabar’ is also included in this film. The ‘Atma’ role is played by Mahesh, Pradeep and Chytra are in lead roles. The maximum shoot will be held in Bidar. Five days of shoot will be in Bangalore. Dr Umesh is roping in two well known faces for some portion in the film. The film begins at Abhiman Studio at Dr Vishnuvardhana Samadhi place and end at Bidar.

Chytra U2 anchor an arts graduate like Pradeep hero of the film is playing a middle class Bidar district girl. Pradeep has stage experience behind him.

Kale Gowda of Gollaratti in to Environment protection and real estate is producer with another person. AM Neel is scoring music for three songs and a bit.

Ravishanker of Namma Team has designed the invitation. Is Rs.55 per piece.


Director Dr Umesh Bidar direction debut movie--13


Rs 500 crore agri package for Bidar: Byre Gowda

Bidar district will soon get Rs 500 crore as part of Union government’s ‘Agriculture Package’, said Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda.

He was speaking after inaugurating ‘Krishi Utsava’ and Horticulture Mela at the Horticulture College near Shahar Hanuman Temple here on Sunday. The Centre has already released `29 crore under the package, he added.

‘Increase yield’

The minister said instead of demanding a higher price for agriculture produce, farmers should try to increase crop yield by adopting latest innovations.

He said, “Nowadays farmers are demanding higher price for their crops which is being opposed by consumers. Farmers have not reached even 50 per cent of their crop production capacity.”

Byre Gowda said the government has been trying to organise Krishi Mela in all districts so as to popularise the latest innovations in agriculture and pave way for spreading the knowledge of agriculture scientists and progressive farmers to all other farmers.

Justice to farmers

He said, “Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has set up the Agriculture Commission for providing justice to the farming community.”

The commission has been allocated `1,500 crore. It will make recommendations to the Cabinet sub-committee regarding fixing of prices for various agriculture produce, he added.

Former chief minister and Bidar Lok Sabha member N Dharam Singh said Bidar has been neglected in all fields.

He alleged that the BJP MLAs and MLCs did not attend the mela due to Narendra Modi’s rally in Bangalore.

MLA Gurupadappa Nagamarpalli, Bhalki MLA Eshwar Khandre, Raichur Agriculture University Vice-chancellor Dr B V Patil, Bagalkot Horticulture University Vice-chancellor Dr S B Dandeen, Agriculture Director and Incharge Commissioner of Agriculture Dr G K Dharam Rajan, Water Shed Department Commissioner H G Shivanand Murthi, Deputy Commissioner P C Jaffer, Zilla Panchayat CEO Ujjwal Kumar Ghosh, Superintendent of Police Thiyagarajan K, Veerannna Patil, Tadola Seer, Akbar Khan and others were present.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

ಆಂಧ್ರಧ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಬೀದರ್‌ ಅಂಬಿಗನೇ ಕನ್ನಡ ದೋಣಿ!

ಬೀದರ್‌: ರಾಜಧಾನಿ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಉದಾಸೀನತೆ ಮನೆಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಗಡಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಬೀದರ್‌ನಲ್ಲೊಬ್ಬ ವೃದ್ಧ ನಾವಿಕ ನೆರೆ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯುವ ಕಂದಮ್ಮಗಳಿಗೆ ಮೂರು ದಶಕಗಳಿಂದ ಆಸರೆಯಾಗಿ ನಿಂತಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ನಿತ್ಯ ಪುಕ್ಕಟೆಯಾಗಿ ನದಿಯ ಈಚೆಗಿನ ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ತಲುಪಿಸಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಗೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಬೆಸೆಯುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾನೆ.

ಈ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ದೋಣಿಯೇ ಆಸರೆ: ಆ ಕಡೆ ಆಂಧ್ರಪ್ರದೇಶ, ಈ ಕಡೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ. ಎರಡೂ ಗಡಿ ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಬೇರ್ಪಡಿಸಿ ಹರಿಯುತ್ತದೆ ಬೀದರ್‌ನ ಜೀವ ನದಿ ಮಾಂಜ್ರಾ. ಆಂಧ್ರಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಗೌಂಡಗಾಂವನ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯ ಬೇಕಾದರೆ ನದಿ ದಾಟಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೆ ಬರಬೇಕು. ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಒಂದು ದಡದಿಂದ ಮತ್ತೂಂದು ದಡ ಸೇರಲು ದೋಣಿ ಮತ್ತು ದೋಣಿಹಾಕ ಪೊನ್ನಪ್ಪನೇ ಆಸರೆ. ಗೌಂಡಗಾಂವ ಆಂಧ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಸೇರಿದ್ದರೂ ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷಾ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ತೆಲುಗು ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಶಾಲೆ ಇದ್ದರೂ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ಕೊರತೆ ವ್ಯಾಪಕವಾಗಿದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಶಾಲೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಒತ್ತು ಸಿಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಪರ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯಬೇಕಿದ್ದರೆ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೇ ಬರಬೇಕು.

ನಯಾ ಪೈಸೆ ಪಡೆಯೋಲ್ಲ: ಆಂಧ್ರದ ಗೌಂಡಗಾಂವನಿಂದ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಗಡಿಯಂಚಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಶ್ರೀಮಂಡಲ ಗ್ರಾಮಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರತಿ ದಿನ 25ಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯಲು ಬರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಈ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ದೋಣಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಕರೆತಂದು ಸಂಜೆ ವಾಪಸ್‌ ಬಿಡುವ ಪೊನ್ನಪ್ಪ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಂದ ನಯಾ ಪೈಸೆ ಪಡೆಯುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಕೆಗೆ ಆಸರೆ ಆಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಅಜ್ಜನನ್ನು ಕಂಡರೆ ಶಾಲಾ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲದ ಪ್ರೀತಿ-ವಿಶ್ವಾಸ. ದೋಣಿ ವಿಹಾರದ ಖುಷಿ ನೀಡುವುದರ ಜೊತೆ ನದಿ ನೀರಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಧೈರ್ಯ ತುಂಬುತ್ತಾರೆ ಪೊನ್ನಪ್ಪ. ಸಾಹಸದ ಕಥೆ ಹೇಳುತ್ತ ಕರೆತರುವ ಅಜ್ಜ ನಮಗೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಪಂಚಪ್ರಾಣ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾನೆ ಆಂಧ್ರದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ಸ್ಟೀಫನ್‌.

ವ್ಯಾಪಾರ, ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗೂ ಶ್ರೀಮಂಡಲವೇ ಗತಿ: ಗೌಂಡಗಾಂವ ಗ್ರಾಮಸ್ಥರು ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರವಲ್ಲ, ಆಹಾರ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿಗಳಿಗೂ ಶ್ರೀಮಂಡಲವನ್ನೇ ಅವಲಂಬಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ದೋಣಿಯೇ ಸೇತುವೆ. ಗರ್ಭಿಣಿಯರೂ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗೆ ಶ್ರೀಮಂಡಲಕ್ಕೇ ಬರಬೇಕು. ದೋಣಿಯನ್ನೇ ಆಶ್ರಯಿ ಸಬೇಕು. ಗೌಂಡಗಾಂವಗೆ ಬೀದರ್‌ 80 ಕಿ.ಮೀ. ದೂರ. ಶ್ರೀಮಂಡಲದ ಮೂಲಕ ಬಂದರೆ ಕೇವಲ 13 ಕಿ.ಮೀ. ದೂರ. ಹೀಗಾಗಿ ಬೀದರ್‌ಗೆ ಹೋಗುವವರು ಶ್ರೀಮಂಡಲದ ಮೂಲಕವೇ ಹೋಗು ತ್ತಾರೆ. ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ದಾಟಿಸುವ ಪೊನ್ನಪ್ಪ, ಬೇರೆಯವರಿಂದ 5 ರೂ. ಹಣ ಪಡೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ.
ಶಶಿಕಾಂತ ಬಂಬುಳಗೆ


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

8-lane road to link Bidar, Chamarajnagar

The State government has appointed the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) as the nodal agency to execute
The State government has appointed the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) as the nodal agency to execute the ‘Kalyana Patha’ project that proposes to develop the existing roads connecting Chamarajanagar with Bidar into a eight-lane road.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the project in the revised budget proposal for 2013-14 presented in July this year, in a bid to encourage the development of industries, colonies and small towns along the 850-km stretch connecting the two cities located at the southern and northern tips of the State. It was also one of the promises made by the Congress in its Assembly election manifesto.

According to officials in the Public Works Department (PWD), the project involves improving and widening existing stretches, depending on traffic density and other local requirements.

The data obtained from the traffic census conducted by the PWD in 2011 would be utilised for the purpose, they said. Officials in KRDCL said Expression of Interest from consultants to prepare a feasibility report for the project would be invited soon. The Detailed Project Report would follow the feasibility report.

The project involves developing major district roads and State highways. Several stretches taken up for improvement under the Karnataka State Highway Development Project, with the assistance of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and the State Highway Development Project taken up for strengthening the State highways could be integrated as part of the project, the officials said. The State has a total of 20,770 km of State highways and 49,959 km of major district roads.

The State government has entrusted the PWD chief engineers (north and south zones) with the task of submitting a report on its two other proposals of converting roads connecting one district headquarters with the neighbouring district headquarters into four-lane stretches and roads connecting district headquarters with taluk headquarters into two-lane stretches.

Siddaramaiah, his Cabinet colleagues and senior officials of the government, during their recent interaction with the 14th Finance Commission headed by former governor of Reserve Bank of India Y V Reddy, had sought that the panel recommend that the Centre provide special grants to the State for executing the three projects.


Need to promote heritage tourism in Bidar stressed

Bidar has such a potential for heritage tourism that it can be developed into one of the most important places on the heritage map of India, a senior heritage tourism promoter has said.

Speaking at a meeting of stakeholders here on Thursday, Debashish Nayak, director, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University, said that Karez, the underground water supply canal system built in the medieval period, town planning designs, and the fortification in Bidar were unique. Using these as the base, promotion of heritage could be taken up on a comprehensive scale, he said.

He cited examples from cities like Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Patiala and Amritsar that had successfully promoted heritage tourism.

He urged the district administration to utilise schools and colleges to promote discussions about heritage conservation and tourism promotion. A series of art, photography and sculpture workshops were conducted using colleges and universities in Ahmedabad and Jaipur. This not only created awareness about tourism promotion efforts being taken up by the government, but also ensured that visitors gained a lot of knowledge about history and culture of these towns, Dr. Nayak said. He gave tips to officers on how to utilise MP and MLA local area development funds for heritage conservation works and to ensure coordination of various departments to ensure fast results. He told them to form clusters of handicraftsmen, weavers, folk artists and classical musicians and performers so that they can be used in tourism promotion efforts.

He urged volunteers to develop a sense of involvement with the city and its monuments. A city’s heritage has to be conserved by its residents. Officials will come and go. Residents can not depend on them for carrying on the effort of heritage conservation, he said.

He observed that builders and traders took greater interest in heritage conservation after they realised that it increased their profits.

He said that Heritage Walks were the most visible of tourism promotion measures. Tourists were attracted to cities through such walks. He said that Ahmedabad was among the first Indian cities to be included in the World Monument Fund list in 1996. Bidar had been listed this year.


Bidar,Raichur medical colleges get permanent recognition

Minister for Medical Education and Raichur district in-charge Sharan Prakash R. Patil on Friday said that the Union government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) have given permanent recognition to Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

Dr. Patil was speaking to presspersons at the Mahatma Gandhi Stadium here.

‘Good news’

“We have good news on the occasion of Rajyotsava that the Union government and the MCI have given permanent recognition to RIMS. The order has been issued.

“There will be no problem for students who graduated from RIMS for joining post-graduate courses under the government quota in medical colleges outside the State as per their CET ranking,” he said.

To a query about the alleged blocking of medical seats under government quota, the Minister said that he would look into the matter.

“I have asked the officer concerned to furnish a detailed report. I will take action once I get the report,” he said. Dr. Patil said that the district hospital would be shifted from the old building to a new one on RIMS campus in January.