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Minister ST Somashekar hands over cheque of Rs 21.14 lakh to Mysuru Zoo

Mysuru, May 7:- District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar on Thursday handed over a cheque of Rs 21.14 to the executive director of the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Ajith Kulkarni.

Urban Development Minister B A Basavaraj also handed over a cheque of Rs 84 lakh to Kulkarni through the district in-charge minister on the occasion. The Mysuru Zoo has received an overall donation of Rs 1,05,14,000 on Thursday.

After becoming the district in-charge minister of Mysuru, S T Somashekar has collected funds from his constituency, Yeshwanthpur in Bengaluru and from other ministers and MLAs and handed Rs 2.32 crore to the zoo.

MLAs SA Ramadass, l Nagendra, Lok Sabha member Pratap Simha, executive director of the zoo Ajith Kulkarni, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar and other officials were present. (MR/KS)

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