`Some districts may be feeling left out of the development initiatives taken up by the Government'
Bangalore: Governor T.N. Chaturvedi has asked the State Government to pay equal attention to all the districts and not to neglect some of them.
Speaking at a function organised by the Bharat Scouts and Guides at the Raj Bhavan to present various awards here on Thursday, Mr. Chaturvedi hinted that some districts may be feeling left out of the development initiatives of the Government and enough attention was not being given to their progress.
"In this Suvarna Karnataka year, the Government should make efforts to see that there is unity among all districts in the State and that everyone gets the benefit of the various measures taken up for growth, be it in the field of education or any other area of development," he said.
Mr. Chaturvedi added that districts such as Kodagu may have a "sense of isolation" because people there felt that not much efforts were being made for development. "There should be a climate of fairness, which is important for the unity of the State," he said.
Lauding the work of the Bharat Scouts and Guides in helping to instil a sense of brotherhood among the youth, he said such organisations helped in building a harmonious and peace-loving society. "Efforts should be made to take this movement to rural areas and to disadvantaged children in urban slums," he said.
Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Basavaraj S. Horatti said discipline should be intrinsic to everyone's life. With a view to bring about equality among schoolchildren, the Government had distributed uniforms worth Rs. 60 crore, so that there was no discrimination between rich and poor students.
The Governor presented Chaturtha Charan awards to Cubs, Heerak Pankh awards to Bulbuls, Rajyapuraskar to Scouts and Guides and Nipun awards to Rovers and Rangers. Some veteran Scouts and Guides were honoured at the function.
Kondajji B. Shanmukhappa, State Chief Commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides, was present.