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Karnataka: Work in rural areas, Pranab Mukherjee tells doctors

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | GURURAJ A PANIYADI
Published Jun 19, 2017, 3:27 am IST
Updated Jun 19, 2017, 3:27 am IST
Mr Mukherjee arrived at Mangaluru International Airport on Sunday morning and left for Udupi by chopper.
President Pranab Mukherjee with Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami of Pejavar Math in Udupi on Sunday(Photo: KPN)
 President Pranab Mukherjee with Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami of Pejavar Math in Udupi on Sunday(Photo: KPN)

Udupi: President Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone for A Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Super Specialty Hospital here on Sunday and stressed on the importance of providing better health infrastructure in rural areas and the need to encourage doctors to practise in such places.

Mr Mukherjee arrived at Mangaluru International Airport on Sunday morning and left for Udupi by chopper. He was accompanied by Bengaluru development minister K.J. George. He visited the Udupi Sri Krishna Math and had darshan of Lord Krishna besides meeting  Sri Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math to seek his blessings. He then laid the foundation stone for the A Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Super Speciality Hospital being constructed by businessman BR Shetty.

 

The president in his address also raised concern over the recent  attacks on doctors. He later visited Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple and had darshan of Goddess Mookambika, before returning to New Delhi.

Siddu skips Udupi visit
As expected CM  Siddaramaiah preferred not to accompany President Pranab Mukherjee  during his visit to the Udupi Krishna Math. It is a known fact that Siddaramaiah does not enjoy the best of relations with the Udupi Krishna Math after the Kanaka Gopura issue and so many of his supporters did not want him to visit the temple.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Udupi




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