The District Administration has banned playing of the Hindi song “Banayenge Mandir” during the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in the district. A release here on Sunday said that between September 9 and 19, the Ganesh Mandalis have been instructed not to play this song during the processions or at the pendals where the Ganesh idol is placed. The District Administration feels that the song could create communal tension as it essentially talks of building Ram temple at Ayodhya.

Bharat Jyoti honour

Mallikarjun I. Minch, assistant professor of political science has been honoured with ‘Bharat Jyoti’ award by India International Friendship Society at a recently held programme in New Delhi. The award is presented for his excellent contribution in the field of education by J. J. Singh, Former Chief of the Army Staff and Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Dr. Minch teaches in G. P Porwal Arts, Commerce and V.V. Salimath Science Colleges in Sindgi taluk, Bijapur district.