Saris will be given to 46,000 women Bhagyalakshmi beneficiaries here at the High School Grounds on Saturday.

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who will visit Davangere on November 13, will distribute saris formally to over 20 women and the remaining saris will be distributed by a few other Ministers and officials.

Talking to presspersons here on Thursday, Deputy Commissioner of Davangere district P.S. Vastrad said that the district administration has made transport arrangements for the beneficiaries.

He noted that 92 KSRTC buses and 104 private buses had been hired to bring in beneficiaries from different villages and to send them back to their villages after the programme.

A special medical check-up camp is also organised for children and a team of doctors will examine children of the beneficiaries. Health card will be issued to each child, he added.

The function is being organised at a cost of Rs. 30 lakh and the Government had released Rs. 15 lakh.

Superintendent of Police H.S. Venkatesh said that he had no information about “black flag demonstrations” by any political party but the police would be on alert to prevent such acts. He cautioned that the police would take action against those who tried to disturb a public function to be attended by the Chief Minister and other Cabinet members.

Chief Executive Officer of the Davangere Zilla Panchayat Guthi Jamboonath and Deputy Director of Women and Child Welfare Department Vasudev were among those present.

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