“Just as a high-flying eagle lands back on earth when it feels hungry, elected representatives should keep in mind that they will have to go back to the electorate on completion of their term and discharge their duties accordingly,” opined District-in-Charge and Revenue Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad today.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Janasamparka Kendra, the Office of Chamaraja MLA Vasu, in the premises of Jaladarshini Guest House on Hunsur Road in city.
Calling upon elected representatives to address and solve the problems faced by people of their constituency in particular and others in general, Prasad said that only when elected representatives discharged their duties honestly and in a transparent manner, they would be able to win the confidence of the voters who hold the key to get elected in a democracy.
Stating that power was more intoxicating than any kind of liqour, he urged elected representatives not to be carried away by the power given to them by the people for a period of five years and retain the confidence bestowed on them by the people.
He called upon the people not to disturb the MPs by presenting minor problems and said that they could get their works done by approaching local officials who are empowered to solve them by virtue of decentralisation of power which, he claimed played a major role in day to day administration.
Describing MLA Vasu as an enlightened person, Sreenivasa Prasad said that Vasu had all qualities of a good leader and a person who could deliver justice to the needy.
The Minister regretted that Chamaraja Constituency, which boasts of having prestigious institutions like the CFTRI, many popular educational institutions and commercial houses, also has slums where poor and needy people lived and expressed confidence that MLA Vasu would strive to solve the problems faced by slum-dwellers as well.
Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H.K. Patil, in his address, said that he was upset to see that Mysore which was known for palaces and parks, also had slums. Star of Mysore Editor-in-Chief K.B.Ganapathy, in his address said that the office doors should be open 24x7 and should sincerely solve the problems of the people. He said that the tax-payers should first go to the Corporators to solve their civic problems and only when they fail, they should go to MLA Vasu’s office.
On the occasion, MLA Vasu donated Rs. 1 lakh to Bharat Cancer hospital and Rs.25,000 each to Bapuji Children’s Home,Vruddashrama and Muslim Girl’s Orphanage respectively out of the salary that he had received for the three months as MLA. Suttur Seer Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji, Sri Somanatha Swamiji of Mysore Branch of Adichunchanagiri Mutt, litterateur Prof. Dejagow, MLA Tanveer Sait, former MLC D. Madegowda, City Congress President C. Dasegowda
and leaders of other political parties were present on the occasion.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore