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Masks, face shields distributed to auto drivers, pourakarmikas to mark Somanna’s b’day

Mysuru, July 21:- Minister for Housing, V Somanna’s birthday on Monday (July 20), though subdued, had a lot to convey. Face masks, face shields and sweets were distributed to more than 400 pourakarmikas and auto rickshaw drivers to mark the occasion.

The minister’s supporters and local councillors Lakshmi Kiran, Sunanda Palanetra and M U Subbaiah distributed face masks, shields and sweets at Ramakrishna Nagar, Vivekananda Circle in Vivekananda Nagar and Vijayanagar here.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Karthik Udupa said, “You need not worry over coronavirus pandemic. All that one needs to take is precautionary measures to stay safe.” While appreciating the pourakarmikas for their untiring work, Dr Karthik explained dos and don’ts to fight the pandemic.

All the three councillors praised Minister Somanna’s effort in conducting Mysuru Dasara last year. They said, “In a short notice, Dasara festival was held successfully. The minister also initiated a lot of developmental works atop Chamundi Hills.”

Basava Balaga’s Khandesh, Basavanna, Prasanna, Lokeshappa, Hinakal Basavaraju and Somanna’s supporters Kiran, Pratap, Anand, Rajesh and Vasudev were present. (MR/KS)

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