V. Sunil Kumar, Minister of Energy, Kannada, and Culture, has asked the Dakshina Kannada district government and the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) to make all required preparations for the ceremony to unveil the statue of independence warrior Kedambadi Ramayya Gowda. On November 19, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai will unveil the life-size statue of Gowda, who spearheaded a rebellion against the British in 1837, at Bavutagudde in the city. The minister stated that the statue unveiling event should be held in a well-organized way while presiding over a preparatory meeting on Tuesday at the deputy commissioner’s office here.
“Since CM Basavaraj Bommai will be the guest, all preparations should be made to ensure that the programme is well organised. Since the programme is likely to be attended by at least 25,000 people from various parts of the district, all arrangements should be in place,” he said.
A drama on independence warrior Kedambadi Ramayya Gowda and the Amara Sullia Mutiny has been performed all throughout the state by the Yaksha Rangayana of Kannada and the culture department.