Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: Governor H.R. Bhardwaj will inaugurate a new building of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan here on December 20.

Parampoojya Paramahamsa Gopalakrishna Baba, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Murli Deora and Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa are among those participating in the function.

Built on a land measuring 69.978 sq ft in Vidya Nagar belonging to the Child Welfare Trust founded by late D. Krishnamurthy at a cost of Rs. 5 crore, the building houses the Dr. Krishnamurthy and Shakuntalamma Memorial School.

Giving details about the building, Mathoor Krishnamurthy, executive director of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, told a press conference here on Wednesday that the project was the fulfilment of a long-drawn dream of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan to set up a well-equipped educational institution in Shimoga. He said that the school had been conceptualised around an innate sense of uninhibited freedom and a refreshing attitude of children and the need to retain a free, open, interactive relationship between students and teachers.

Mr. Krishnamurthy said that the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan had taken up construction of educational institutions in all the district headquarters and the school constructed in Shimoga was the ninth one. It was proposed to take up construction of schools in Davangere and Tavarekere near Bangalore.