MANGALURU: Amidst ongoing inter-state controversy and debate surrounding the Mhadei river diversion by Karnataka, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who was in Mangaluru on Wednesday, preferred not to comment on the issue but hipped praises for the Centre and Karnataka government.
CM Sawant was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Canara Cultural Academy (CCA) at Canara High School Hall on Wednesday.
“Only the double-engine government will help realise the dream of Nava Karnataka (New Karnataka). With the BJP coming to power, once again, there will be a double-engine government,” said CM Sawant.
He further said that a new India can be built as per the aspirations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by implementing the National Education Policy 2020.
“The prime minister introduced many programmes from ‘Clean India to Fit India’ by keeping in mind the younger generation. Many courses have been introduced through skill development. All these courses should be implemented in the educational institutions,” he said.
However, CM Sawant preferred to stay mum on the issue of the Mhadei River Water Diversion during his speech at Mangaluru.
Sawant also inaugurated the centre for excellence for the empowerment of Konkani people at the WKC. The function was organised as part of the two-day World Konkani Samaroh.
Sawant said the works of art and literature by the Konkani people need to be recognised by all. The popularity of the language had increased after it was included in the eighth schedule, he said.
He asked the WKC to hold a Konkani Sammelan in Goa and promised to extend full support to such an event.