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)