Chairman of the Karnataka Balvikas Academy Shankar Halagatti said Basavan Bagewadi taluk of Bijapur district has been selected for Makkala Mitrapade pilot project. Under the project, platform would be created for children to exhibit their talent.

Speaking after inaugurating a seminar organised for members of the Balvikas Academy of north Karnataka, Mr. Halagatti said the local bodies would fund the programmes to be launched by the academy. Zilla panchayat president president Somnath Bagalkot was present.

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