City-based Kannada organisations honour Karnataka Chief Minister
HYDERABAD: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa stated here on Saturday that he would never do anything that would bring disrepute to Kannada people living anywhere in the world. His dream was to transform Karnataka into a highly progressive State during the next three years by percolating development to village level.
Responding to felicitations by the Hyderabad-Secunderabad Kannada organisations, he said Kannada people were excelling in all spheres of life in all parts of the world. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi's words, he suggested them to love all cultures but live in their own Kannada culture. He said that Karnataka was organising a global investors' meet on June 3 and 4 in Bangalore and investments of Rs. 4 lakh crore were expected from across the globe.
He also invited entrepreneurs from Andhra Pradesh to invest in Karnataka by attending the meet and witnessing the investor-friendly atmosphere being provided by the State. The Karnataka Chief Minister announced an assistance of Rs. 1 crore for construction of Hyderabad-Karnataka Bhavan here by Kannada organisations.
He also assured to help Kannada Shikshana Samithi (KSS) that was running educational institutions here and offering Kannada education next year. Karnataka Minister for Urban Development Katta Subramanyam Naidu was also felicitated. President of KSS M. Vidyasagar stated that about 8 lakh Kannada people were living in Hyderabad.
State BJP leaders G. Kishan Reddy, Bandaru Dattatreya and others participated.