November 30, 2009


I have started my second leg of inspections and reviews of all the City Corporations of Karnataka. I have already completed Davanagere and Mangalore. Next week other Cities.
Review of CM's 100 crore package, inpections, interaction with peoples representatives, advocates of bar associations, Party activists, press briefings make my days during visits. Its been a hactic schedule.

On the friday last I was in town and had to attend more than a dozen meetings.                                The official assignments started at 9 AM when pooja was offered to start construction of economically weaker section houses. This marks the beginning of ambitious project, wherein I want to make my Constituency hut free.. First instance, we are constructing 163 houses at Indiranagar slum in Rajajinagar. After Pooja, hundreds of residents assembled in a nearby temple where myself along with slum board officials explained the details of the proposed Construction.

10.30- inaugurated a workshop on slum mapping in Karnataka. This workshop was organized by Municipal Administration department. There are around 2700 slums in Karnataka and we are for the first time in the history of the Country taking up a scientific survey of the economic and social details of each slum dweller. The survey which is supposed to get completed in a couple of months time will help us to come out with new programs to solve various kinds of problems housing sector...etc.,  The Urban development department is keeping its best foot forward.

11.30 - A visit to a place where more than 500 enthusiastic children were painting on a 500 mtr long canvass to showcase their feelings on the 1st anniversary of Mumbai attack. It was an enriching experience to see the students coming up with those bright, fresh ideas.

12.00- Went to Chief Minister’s house for an urgent interaction.

12.30- A  deliberation with Principal secretary for Education, Commissioner for Public Instruction.

1.30PM - Back home for a quick lunch.

2.00 PM-  My ambitious desire to establish e library in all the courts of Karnataka.. I deliberated with     E-governance secretary and Law secretary and instructed them to come up with a concrete plan.

2.30- It was a meeting with forest department officers about the harassment faced by few villages in Chikmagalur district.

3.00 PM- Meeting to discuss the issues relating to Tumkur University.

3.30- Major meeting of the day- Minority welfare minister, Mr Mumtaz Ali Khan, Davanagere MLA Mr Shamanoor Shivashnakarappa, Officers from labour department, pollution control board and minority welfare department were present along with puffed rice manufacturers of Davanagere to find a solution to end pollution problems and curbing employment of children in that city’s puffed rice kilns.

5.00 PM- “Yavanika” on Nrupatunga road where law day was observed by Adhivaktha Parishat.

7.00 PM- Attended an event organised by TV9 to commemorate 26/11. Lighting candles meant a lot as it could evoke a lot of feelings in me.

7.15- Rushed to KSCA to felicitate Sri Basanth kumar Patil, film producer. His film has bagged the national award for producing ‘Gulabi Talkies’ Director Girsih Kasaravalli was also with me.

8.00 PM- Reached Suvarna News studio. Was part of a Panel discussion  along with Police Commssioner Mr Shankar Bidari about the state of our preparedness against 26/11 like incidents.

9.30- Back home, exhausted. It was more than twelve assignments which left me more than contented..


November 24, 2009


It was an awareness rally. An effort to make people know the 'value' of water.. How important is rain water harvesting is for our future.. The rally was kicked off at 8.30 in the morning at Rajajinagar Service station of BWSSB.. We went walking for almost two hours covering more than 5 kms through out the Constituency along with hundreds of school childern and fellow citizens. Many onlookers also joined our rally.. It finally concluded at Rajkumar Kalakshetra where every one of us took oath to conserve rain water and save for the future


I thank every one of those assembled, the school principals who sent their students to be a part of the rally, special thanks all those students who made the day!


November 20, 2009

VIJAYAKARNATAKA dated 18-11-09

Please read this article.


VIJAYAKARNATAKA dated 16-11-09

I understand it was a long pause. Between, there were many moments when I strongly desired I should pen something here.

Excuses for my un intended absence. Please see few of the news reports those have appeared in the media for some time now. I wish you respond to these.


Sureshkumar S