A file photo of a train arriving at the station near Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. | Photo credit: Suchith Kidiyoor
1. Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw is in Bengaluru today and will visit Kempegowda International Airport railway station. The trains between different parts of the city and the airport had poor patronage. Rail enthusiasts are hoping the minister will discuss the commuter rail project, which is making slow progress despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge that it will be completed in 40 months.
2. The alleged theft of voter data by an NGO authorized by the BBMP to conduct voter awareness campaigns in Bengaluru continues to stir political uproar and Congress leaders are expected to raise further questions about it.
3. The Department of Municipal Administration organizes a national workshop for World Toilet Day. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Head) for Housing and Urban Affairs will open the event via video conference from 10:00am at Lalit Ashok Hotel, Kumarakrupa Road.
4. Chanakya University, which focuses on Indian knowledge systems, will be officially inaugurated today. Manjul Bhargava, Professor at Princeton University, USA will be the main guest, Minister of Higher Education Dr. Ashwath Narayan CN, and Infosys Foundation founder Dr. Sudha Murthy will be the guests of honor. The event will take place at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Palace Road, from 5:00 p.m.
5. Karnataka Child Rights Observatory is organizing a state level children’s rights legislature today in cooperation with UNICEF. The event will be attended by MLA Sowmya Reddy, Chair of Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Nagana Gowda, MLA NL Narendra Babu. The event will be held at the Indian Social Institute in Benson Town from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
6. The Directorate for Child Protection organizes a program to promote legal adoption with a meeting of adoptive parents and potential adoptive parents on the occasion of International Adoption Month. It will be held at Jawahar Bal Bhavan Auditorium, Kasturba Road, Cubbon Park from 11:00 am.
7. St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (autonomous) holds the closing ceremony of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. The main guests will be Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Archbishop of Bangalore Dr. Peter Machado, attend. The program will take place on the premises of St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Brigade Road, starting at 11.30am.
8. Azim Premji University is organizing a public lecture by scholar and author Makarand R. Paranjpe, Professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He will speak about “The University of the Future”. The program will take place at the NIMHANS Auditorium, Hall 3, Hosur Road from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
9. NITTE Meenakshi Institute of Technology holds its twelfth graduation day in 2022. Dr. Vidyashankar S., Vice-Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technical University, Belagavi, will be the main guest and give the graduation day address. Guest of honor is Dr. NR Shetty, Chancellor of the Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi. Venue: Institute building in Govindpura, Gollahalli, Yelahanka from 11 am.
10. Sri Vinayaka Mitra Mandali organizes at 18:30 Karthika Deepotsava at Sri Jayarama Seva Mandali, 1st Main Road, 8th Block, Jayanagar. As part of the program there will be a women’s rangoli competition. at 3 p.m
From the coast of Karnaka
1. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai unveils the statue of Kedambady Ramayya Gowda, who rebelled against the British government in 1837, in Bavutagudda.
2. BC Nagesh, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, opens a two-day festival for Kannada junior high school students organized by Keshava Smruthi Samvardhana Samithi. Mahesh Joshi, President, Kannada Sahitya Parishat will be guest at Sanghaniketan, Mannagudda at 11:00 am. He will also speak to teachers.
From South Karnataka
1. The Minister of Agriculture examines crop damage and compensation paid so far in Mandya district.
2. Mysuru DC Rural Residency Program in HD Kote to resolve local community grievances, participation of Minister of Finance R. Ashok.
3. Chamarajanagar District Minister V. Somanna reviews development work and preparations for CM’s planned visit to Chamarajanagar in December.
4. MCC officials and Mysuru MP inspect work on project to install LED streetlights with underground wiring along 42km Outer Ring Road.
From northern Karnataka
Dalit Sena and Manav Bandutva Vedike will protest in Kalaburagi to demand that the state government set up a committee to research the meaning of the word “Hindu”. Congressman Satish Jarkiholi’s comments on the word “Hindu” had led to a political exchange of blows.