BENGALURU: Siddaramaiah regime is completing four years on May 13 and the Chief Minister wants it to be a low key affair in the backdrop of severe drought gripping the state. However, the occasion would be celebrated by organising a convention in Chitradurga.
“We are not organising any conventions to boast our achievements as it is not appropriate to splurge on such shows when the state is reeling under severe drought. However, a convention at Bengaluru Division level, which covers nine districts, would be held in Chitradurga on May 13, where various benefits like farm equipment for farmers, laptops for students, old age pension for senior citizens would be distributed. The benefits would cover all the departments,” said Social Welfare minister H Anjaneya here on Friday.
The convention would aptly project the commitment of Siddaramaiah government for the welfare of the weaker sections and deliver social justice, he said.
270 new residential schools
The Social Welfare department is set to start 270 new residential schools in the coming academic year 2017-18, which includes 125 Ambedkar Residential Schools and 100 Indira Gandhi Residential Schools. These schools would benefit 1.38 lakh students, Anjaneya said.