MUDDENHALLI: Mudenehallii, the birth place of visionary Sir M Visvesvaraya, will soon have a full-fledged university, thanks to the efforts of Sathya Sai of Puttaparthi.
Delivering the ceremonial address on his 83rd birthday, the Puttaparthi Sevasharam pontiff declared that he would develop Muddenahalli on the lines of Puttaparthi, where most of the amenities, including an educational centre, medical and other facilities would be provided for the common man.
Muddenahalli already has a Sathya Sai Loka Trust, a residential school run by the Sevashram.
According to sources, the trust has 130 acres in Muddenahalli, and the new venture will benefit the surrounding villages.
Speaking to the Express, Narayanan Rao, secretary of the Sathya Sai Loka Trust said that Baba has directed them to take up the work immediately. Baba is also keen to provide a permanent water solution to Chikballapur district in future.
The students of Chikballapur and Kolar districts go for higher education to Bangalore, Tumkur or other parts of the state. The varsity it will be a boon for them.
Santhosh, a BSc student, says: “I am happy that I can pursue my higher education in my home district. Hailing from a middle class family, I can’t afford education in a city.” Gopal, a BA student, says the varsity is a boon for Chikballapur, Kolar, Tumkur and Bangalore Rural districts.