Kota Srinivas Poojary, Minister for Ports and Muzrai, unveiled the bronze statues of the late former Minister V.S. Acharya in the Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC) office and later at the Rajatadri Circle here on Thursday. He unveiled the portrait of Acharya at the Zilla Panchayat Hall, which has been named after the former Minister.

Later speaking at a memorial function, Mr. Poojary said the State Cabinet had given its nod to renaming of the Karnataka Institute of Urban Development in Mysore after Acharya. Acharya was instrumental in the construction of the District Offices Complex in Manipal. A team from Gujarat would be visiting Udupi shortly to study the functioning of the District Offices Complex. Acharya had given more importance to development and was respected by the leaders of all other political parties, he said.

Presiding over the function, K. Raghupati Bhat, MLA, said the formation of Brahmavar taluk and the construction of Malpe-Padukere bridge were the dreams of Acharya. The road from Syndicate Circle to the District Offices Complex would be widened and named after Acharya, he said.

Upendra Nayak, president of zilla panchayat, Mamata R. Shetty, vice-president, A.G. Kodgi, Chairman of the Task Force for the Implementation of the Third Finance Commission Report, T.V. Hegde, Chairman of Coastal Development Authority, Gowri Poojary, president of Udupi Taluk Panchayat, Kiran Kumar, president of Udupi CMC and G.P. Nayak, former president, were present.

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